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The Australian Horror Writers’ Association is running their mentorship programme again this year, and I’ve agreed to put my name on the list of mentors.

Others are:

Lee Battersby

Lyn Battersby

Stephen Dedman

Robert Hood

Martin Livings

Brett McBean

Cat Sparks

Benjamin Szumskyj

Robert N Stephenson

The writer I mentored last year worked on half a dozen stories, through draft stage, second drafts, and into the process of submitting to the right markets. I got a lot out of it myself. Working with others on their work helps me to clarify what I’m doing with mine, which can be a good thing!
Check out the website for details. You have to be a member of the AHWA to apply, but it’s a good, supportive group well worth joining. There are editors and writers at all levels of the career ladder, and there are discussions of markets, reviews, zombie movies and all kinds of fun things.

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