Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers

Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers

by Heidi Stock (Editor)

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Overview

This guide provides instruction and advice for aspiring writers in the following areas: Creative Coaching; Poetry; Songwriting; Screenwriting; Musical Theatre. ​It contains hundreds of pages of interviews from acclaimed writers and mentors as well as self-authored essays from industry experts. In each section there is also a concluding piece called "Mentor Me: An Inside View", which is an overview of one-on-one mentoring sessions, including the "before and after" (the first and final drafts of a poem, song, and screenplay), and the production of a medley demo for a musical play.

"Aspiring writers will find a wealth of useful - even inspirational - information to mine in these pages" - BlueInk Review

"Unlike other books of this type, MENTOR ME offers advice on the very technique of writing" - 4 Star IR Approved Rating, IndieReader

TOPICS:

Creative Coaching

Advice: Following intuition, living courageously, telling your own story, writer’s block, daily writing rituals, fostering creativity at any age or stage in life

Instruction: Uncovering Your Values, Exploring Your Dreams, Taking Action

Poetry

Advice: Developing your craft, opportunities and challenges in publishing today, working with a mentor

Spotlight: Interviews and original poetry of aspiring poets

Instruction: Erase, Expand, Escape writing technique (the process and sample first and final drafts of a poem)

Songwriting

Advice: Developing your craft, opportunities and challenges in the music industry today, collaboration, the role of an artist manager, maximizing your voice and your potential, composing for television and film

Spotlight: Interviews with aspiring singer-songwriters

Instruction: Co-Writing, The Live Show (the Key to Success), Your Music (Hobby or Business), Lyric Writing (the process and sample first and final drafts of song lyrics)

Screenwriting

Advice: Challenges of becoming a professional screenwriter, stages of a pitch meeting, the role of a talent manager, importance of story structure

Spotlight: Interviews with aspiring screenwriters

Instruction: Skill Development and Collaboration in Filmmaking, Funding and Distributing your Film, Screenwriting (the process and sample first and final drafts of a short film screenplay)

Musical Theatre

Advice: Collaboration, challenges of writing and producing a new musical

Instruction: From Page to Stage – Getting Your Show Produced, Collaboration, Creating a Demo (the process of working with a co-writer, vocalist, and producer, and a sample medley)

CONTRIBUTORS (in addition to book editor, Heidi Stock):

Creative Coaching - Patricia Pearson, Laurie Wagner, Chris Kay Fraser, Allyson Latta, Kelly McNelis, Janice Cunning

Poetry - Catherine Graham, Shannon Bramer, Catherine Owen, Stuart Ross, George Elliott Clarke, Ana Rodriguez Machado, Nora Grove, Jill Talbot, Natalia Darie, Whitney Sweet, Isabella de Almeida Aidar, James Hinds, Chloë Catán, Basia Gilas, Marina Black

Songwriting – Luba, Lesley Pike, Luther Mallory, Katie Rox, Melanie Durrant, Theo Tams, Amir Brandon, Elias James, Rebekah Stevens, Maurice Laurin, Ryan Luchuck, Daniel Ingram, Juliette Jagger

Screenwriting - Geneviève Appleton, Maureen Dorey, Elise Cousineau, Bryce Mitchell, Navin Ramaswaran, Amanda Clarke, Wendy Chan, Dawn Prato, Stefan Cap, Stephanie Palmer, Perry Zimel, Diane Drake, Stéphanie Joalland

Musical Theatre - Landon Braverman, Joseph Trefler, Michael Rubinoff, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Susan Dunstan, Elise Dewsberry, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Louise Pitre, Robyn Hoja, Julian Troiano, Murray Foster, Marion Abbott

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995899032
Publisher: Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc.
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.93(d)

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