Nine 1-hour spaces will be available for individuals to receive one-on-one mentoring from Award-Winning Authors, Yvonne Lehman, Edie Melson, Larry Leech, Linda Gilden, Eddie Jones and Les Stobbe. Our past mentorees have been thrilled with the results of their mentored work.
Here’s how the process works: Contact Terri with your request for a mentor or critique. She will forward the information on payment to you. Payments are made directly to the faculty member by the conferee. Critiques receive a 15-minute appointment with the critiquer to go over your work. Mentors will spend 1hour of private time during the conference with the mentoree.
CLICK HERE TO CONTACT TERRI AND REQUEST YOUR MENTORING OR CRITIQUE [email protected]
Yvonne Lehman: Fiction
Yvonne will work with FICTION. She will read your work, give you very detailed suggestions and guidance on plotting, character development, and prose. Conferees should have a manuscript completed but not less than 1/2 completed.
Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters
Edie Melson: Social media, blogs, websites
Conferees will send blog addresses and social media addresses so Edie can evaluate and dig into both the blog and the most effective social media for them.
Eddie Jones: Fiction and Nonfiction, Amazon ad marketing, KDP & IngramSpark publishing
Guidelines: for Fiction or Nonfiction, Synopsis, First Chapter. For Amazon marketing and KDP / Ingram publishing, your laptop.
Larry Leech: Fiction and Nonfiction
Conferees will send their proposal and three chapters of their fiction, nonfiction work, or memoir. Larry will work with you on presentation, tweaking your proposal, and guiding you in making sure your work has all the necessities to make it a success.
Guidelines: 500-word Synopsis, First 3 chapters/5,000 word limit
Linda Gilden: Speaking or Nonfiction
Linda will work with advanced writers on Speaking or Non-fiction. Or she will work with those who have definite goals for becoming a speaker. Conferees who wish Linda to mentor their non-fiction work should have a completed but no less than 1/2 completed manuscript.
Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters
For Linda to mentor you with speaking, conferees should have a solid platform and be prepared with an outline for a speaking presentation.
Guidelines: Participants should have a written presentation or at least an outline for Linda to help you refine.
For Linda to mentor you with marketing, conferees should have an outline describing their current marketing plan. Also, include marketing goals for the future. (Further directions will be outlined for you after signing up for a mentoring appointment with Linda.)
Les Stobbe: Nonfiction, Christian Living
Les will work with non-fiction, Christian living, and to help ready your work toward publication. He will work with you from concept development to preparation of proposals for literary agents, providing both instruction and editing services.
Guidelines: Send from 10 to 25 pages.
Recruits, are you ready to shave off unnecessary words? Are you ready for your manuscript to get a bit of a buzz cut?
A critique service is available for Writers Advance! Boot Camp participants. When you register, you may pay for a critique in the following categories:
Critique Submission Guidelines:
1. Manuscript: Times News Roman, Double-spaced, One-Inch Margins, WORD DOCUMENT. Be sure you combine all requirements into a SINGLE document.
2. Email Submissions as an attachment to the faculty member of your choice or to Terri Kelly, bootcampcritiques @ Gmail (dot) com. Subject Line: ACWC CRITIQUE. In the body of the email, please list the genre.
Faculty Emails and Deadline Date for Submissions
Linda Gilden: Linda @ lindagilden (dot) com DEADLINE: February 2
Andrea Merrell: andreamerrell7 @ gmail (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Larry Leech: lleech @ cfl (dot) rr (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Denise Loock: denise @ lightningeditingservices (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Terri Kelly: bootcampcritiques @ gmail (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Bob Hostetler: [email protected] (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Linda Glatz: Fiction lglazagain (dot) aol (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Sarah Thomas sarah (dot) sarahloudinthomas (dot) com DEADLINE: Feb. 2
Eddie Jones eddie (dot) eddiejones (dot) org DEADLINE: Feb. 2
3. Title Page: Include a title page with your submission: title, genre, page numbers, word count, audience, and your name/email and other contact information on the title page within your document. A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hrs. (Resend if you do you receive a confirmation.) SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THESE DETAILS WILL NOT BE CRITIQUED.
4. Fee: see critique menu below. You may directly email faculty members your manuscripts. Please send a check made out to the faculty member’s name. Ask for the mailing address when you send your critique or email Terri ([email protected])for a mailing address. Critiques will be completed upon receipt of payment. (The fee applies for each submission.)
5. Deadline: See individual faculty members for their deadlines. You may begin sending critiques January 1.
6. Completed critiques will be returned to you at the Writers Advance! Conference. You will automatically be given an appointment with the faculty member who critiqued your writing. Our faculty will not give you a buzz cut. We’ll approach each manuscript with more love than a drill sergeant so you may ADVANCE!
Buzz Cuts (Manuscript Critiques) – Faculty can change
Articles: Newspaper or magazine $25
250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.)
Blog Post $15
250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.) A full assessment of your blog post, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.
Blog Critique $25
Devotions (Devotions for print or web/blog, Limit of 2) $20 each set of 2
Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available $20 per 5 pages
General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript includes a breakdown of overall writing, marketability, hook, tension, and POV. $35
Fiction: 10 pages + 2-page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for romance, general fiction, suspense, Women’s Fiction.) $25
Non-fiction books: 10 pages + 2-page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement $25
Proposals: Fiction or non-fiction proposals. Send the first 25 pages or 1 chapter and a 1-2 page synopsis. (No more than 25 total pages.) $25
Bible Studies/Bible Lesson Plans: No more than 15 pages $35
Children's Chapter Book: First 3 chapters: $25
Picture Book: Complete manuscript: $25
**Please note faculty participation could change
Articles: Linda Gilden
Blog Post: Edie Melson
Blog Critique: Edie Melson
Picture books, Children's Nonfiction Articles, Chapter book: Terri Kelly
YA: Larry Leech
YA to first Chapter books and Picture books: Nancy Lohr
Devotions: Andrea Merrell, Denise Loock, and Linda Gilden
Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available: Andrea Merrell, Denise Loock, and Larry Leech
General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript: Larry Leech, and Linda Gilden
Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense: Andrea Merrell, and Larry Leech,
Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement: Edie Melson and Andrea Merrell
Memoirs: First 10 pages: Larry Leech
Proposals, One-Sheets: Larry Leech, and Bob Hostetler