Considering that writing is all about making up stories, its always a little disconcerting to remember that the world of publishing is pretty tough. And if you don’t have a few friends to guide you through the potential pitfalls and dunts to your ego, you might just find it a little too much to handle.
Lovely (generous and talented) author Kerry Hudson recognised this, and the fact that many women are struggling to find the support they need, and came up with the fantastic WoMentoring Project as a way to inspire, connect and support female writers.
The aim of this fantastic, free project is to…
… simply to introduce successful literary women to other women writers at the beginning of their careers who would benefit from some insight, knowledge and support. The hope is that we’ll see new, talented and diverse female voices emerging as a result of time and guidance received from our mentors.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself along to the WoMentoring website and see if there’s a mentor perfect for you or, if you’ve got some excellent experiences to share, why not volunteer your services? See if you can find yourself a real life friend for facing the fictional world.