Hello Write Mentor Hopefuls!!!!!!!!!
I’m so excited you are here reading this! If you have no idea what #Writementor is, click here to get all the deets.
I love this program and the sense of community it fosters. I was a mentee last year and I’m so excited to be back this year as a mentor. I made some forever friends and fell in love with my manuscript all over again. It is a lot of work, but it is so worth it at the end. I cannot wait to read your words and cheerlead each of you toward your goals.
ABOUT ME: I’m a huge math and science nerd. HUGE! I have my degree in mathematics and seeing anything involving number theory makes my heart go all squishy, lol. Other than numbers, I love to run, eat, read, and spend time with my husband and daughters. We live in Denver, Colorado and take full advantage of our proximity to the mountains as often as possible.
Here are a bunch of my favorites to get a better idea about me (and yea, they are all over the place– I’m a controlled chaos kind of person) 🙂
BOOKS: Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long, Book Scavenger by Bethany Chambliss Bertman, Illuminae by Jay Kristoff, anything written by VE Schwab, Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, The Martian by Any Weir, Caraval by Stephanie Garber, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and anything Sarah J Maas.
TV: Big Bang Theory, Mindhunters, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Outlander, Peppa Pig (cuz kids, but also that show is FUNNY), and Great British Bake Off.
MOVIES: Harry Potter (but i liked the books more), Wonder Woman, Good Will Hunting, Frozen, Freedom Writers, Goal!, The Imitation Game, Letters to Juliet, Trolls, 21, and Walkout.
MY WANT LIST:
I want all the MG 🙂 I’m really comfortable in Upper MG as that’s what I write but as long as your manuscript is MG, I’ll read it. I love love love smart books with STEM aspects. Give me all your clever mysteries or action packed adventures. Take me to a cool fantasy world with clear cut magic rules or wow me with some stellar sci fi space travel stories. Pirates or Mermaids? Heck yes! Sweet contemporary with STEM elements also absolutely welcome. I’m a huge sports fan, so if your book has sports, I want to read it too. I love flipping gender roles around and more than anything I want to read about a character I can cheer for. I’m looking for a book with voice. I’m looking for a story with potential. And I’m looking for a book with a happy ending. If you fit in the above, please consider me as a mentor 🙂
NO THANK-YOU LIST:
-novels in verse
-child abuse or death of a child
-Werewolves (not my thing)
I’m offering a PARTIAL MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE and SUB PACKAGE. What does this mean? I’ll be reading the whole manuscript, but giving detailed feedback on the first 100 pages (and feedback on the rest as well because I won’t be able to help myself). I want to make sure that you set up the strongest story you can in those first hundred pages and a lot of times comments from that front section can carry throughout the manuscript. We’ll also massage your query and synopsis to get those into the best shape possible. Choosing me as your mentor, I hope to work with you throughout the summer to get your manuscript into tip top shape. As this partial teeters close to being a full manuscript revision, we will be able to enter this into the agent showcase if you so choose (Edited to clarify: the showcase is for overhauled manuscripts and I apologize if previous wording of this paragraph offered incorrect information)
I’m really big on story structure, character arcs, theme and pacing, so if you need a little tightening in any of these areas, I’m your gal. World building isn’t a strong area for me, so if that is your biggest concern in your ms, I may not be your perfect fit. I really love doing query letters though and I’m excited to get to work on one again. Squeee!
My perfect mentee will be open-minded about feedback and passionate about their story. I want to work with you to make your story everything you want it to be, but I also hope you have a clear vision for where you want to end up, even if you aren’t quite sure how to get there. We are in this together and I can’t wait to cheer you forward as you reach all your writing goals!
If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask me on Twitter (@PowerMeagan) or leave a comment below!
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