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Morning Mentoring Clinics

Gain valuable insight from a skilled professional in your genre who is committed to coming alongside other writers. Instead of participating in a Major Morning Track, you might prefer having your work-in-progress evaluated by a multi-published author and mentor. This option is specifically designed for writers who have intermediate writing and publishing experience and are ready to deepen their skill in a small-group setting. Each clinic combines learning in a small-group setting, a mentor critique of your work-in-progress, and a one-on-one consultation with your mentor.

All mentoring clinics are limited to 6 participants.

Fiction and nonfiction clinics are for intermediate writers who have a work-in-progress.
Special-interest clinics are for all levels of writers.

Details

  • By Application Only
  • $80 Additional Cost
  • Deadline is March 11
  • Applications are processed in the order they are received
  • Meeting each morning (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) during the Major Morning Tracks

Mentors

Fiction: Intermediate/Advanced Clinics

Lissa Hall — Intermediate/Advanced Fiction

Sarah Sundin — Intermediate/Advanced Fiction

Nonfiction: Intermediate/Advanced Writers

Joe Bentz — Editing Nonfiction

Jan Kern — Editing NonFiction

Special-Interest Clinics

Cindi McMenamin

Making Your Memoir Marketable

TBA

Aurora Gregory

Creating an Irresistible Speaker Pitch

TBA

James L. Rubart

Developing Your Author Brand or Rebrand

TBA

Application

The Mentoring Clinics meet each morning during the Major Morning Tracks and are by application only. Clinics are limited to 6 students each. Applications are processed and the writers placed in groups in the order the applications are received.

The goal is to give clinic participants concentrated time to strengthen their works-in-progress. Includes mentor instruction, professional critique of your project, and group dialogue around writing technique applicable to your genre. 

For an Application Form contact:

FICTION: Sarah Sundin | sarahsundin10@sbcglobal.net

In the subject line of your email, please write “MH Morning Mentoring Clinic” and your last name, and the fiction clinic you’re interested in. The application form you receive will allow you to share more about your interests and detail what we need from you to place you in your clinic. 

NONFICTION AND SPECIALTY CLINICS: Jan Kern | jankern@gmail.com

In the subject line of your email, please write “MH Morning Mentoring Clinic,” your last name, and the nonfiction or specialty clinic you’re interested in. The application form you receive will allow you to share more about your interests and detail what we need from you to place you in your clinic.

Other Morning Options

Major Morning Tracks

If you’re a new writer who hasn’t had much writing and publishing experience, you will benefit more from taking one of the Major Morning Tracks than getting into a Mentoring Clinic.

Writing Retreat

If neither of those options is right for you, why not make the Mount Hermon writers conference a writing retreat? Start your day in a Prayer & Praise session, or take a prayer walk along one of the beautiful redwood trails, or seek divine guidance in the Mount Hermon chapel. Join us for a delicious, healthy breakfast. Then spend the rest of the morning writing whatever God lays on your heart to work on. After lunch, do more writing or take some workshops, meet with the Critique Team, have appointments with faculty members, or enjoy some of the recreational opportunities available to conferees. If you get stuck, spend some time with our Prayer Partners in the chapel. After dinner, be inspired by our evening worship and keynote speaker … or do more writing. You’ll be amazed at how much quality work you’ll get done in this inspiring atmosphere!

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