Coaching / Mentoring / Writing Circles

Mentoring takes many forms!

Walk with Pam – Intensive One-on-One Mentorships:

This option is for you if you want some feedback on your work and solid gentle guidance. It can work for those who are just beginning a new project or those who are part way through a draft.

I’m not here to FIX your story. I am here to help you see it’s true potential and to support you as you do the work of making it the best/strongest/ tale you can.

I see these mentorships as more than just working on the words on the page.

As I mentioned before, Soul Stories is about more than one writing project. It is about how you want to live in this world. How to live as an artist in these always interesting times.

If you’d like to talk through your writing challenges with someone who understands, listens deeply and can offer practical, constructive guidance, I would love the opportunity to get to know you and to ride along the river of life with you for a spell. 

You receive:

  • An initial meeting via ZOOM (or phone) to discuss your current writing practice, your project, and how I can best support you
  • Gentle and honest feedback on up to 20 pages of work each month (Extra pages 5.00 extra per page)
  • Two 30 minute zooms (or one 60 min) each month to go over feedback and discuss your work  (75.00 each for extra zoom sessions)
  • Email access and encouragement throughout the month including weekly “check in” emails
  • Craft and writer’s life exercises and resources to support you along the way
  • Access to the Write With Pam sessions (see below)

Currently accepting applications, but spots are limited for this intensive One-On- One Mentoring.

For more information and to apply, please drop me a line.

COST 175.55 CAD/month or 800.00 CAD for FIVE months

Free Form Mentoring

This is totally structured to your needs.  We can focus on whatever you need to improve your work or writing practice.  It can include the following support:

  • Ongoing editorial feedback and coaching on your work(s) in progress
  • Ongoing video meetings to discuss your work
  • Support in
    • creating an outline for your book
    • developing a consistent, pleasurable writing practice

This is for those who want some company along the trail.  I can offer guidance and professional feedback, but we can also just meet as two writers and walk together for a time.

To start the conversation, please drop me a line.

Cost: 75.00 CAD per hour

Writing Circles

Write With Pam (open to all):

This is meant to be an affordable come to what you can dealio.

You get access to TWO 90-minute writing sessions each week and a monthly gathering where we talk about craft and all things writerly – or whatever y’all want to talk about.

Writing sessions include:

  • A shot of inspiration
  • A 10-minute meditation
  • Two 30-minute writing sprints
  • And some time to check in with each other and socialize after the writing

Summer session will be held:

Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 PM EST

Sundays 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST

AND…

The monthly Happy Hour where we gather to chat about Craft and the Writer’s Life will take place:

on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm

That is access to 9 sessions each month.

If, for some reason I need to shift a writing session or evening chat – you will receive plenty of notice.

You can join anytime (cost pro-rated to how many weeks are left in the month).

For more information and to join the circle, please drop me a line.

Cost: 35.55 CAD/month or 75.00 CAD for 3 months (JUNE JULY AUGUST)

Soul Stories Fiction Circle (currently FULL)

This is an intimate group (five of us) that meets weekly to write and every second week for a Craft Chat. We also have a private chat forum on SLACK.

This circle is by invitation only and there is an application process.

Monday Muses – A TWUC Circle

This is a weekly writing circle for members of the The Writers’ Guild of Canada.

We meet on Mondays from 12:00 – 1:30 PM

There is no cost to attend this circle. It’s my way of giving back to the community of Canadian Writers.

How to begin:

Contact me to begin the conversation. Please mention which offering you are interested in.

You can also use my contact form to request one of the following:

Sample Edit

I offer sample edits to prospective clients free of charge. This is a way for us to see if we are a good fit and for you to decide if you would like to work with me.

I will:

  1. Read up to 10 pages and do a sample line edit (and or provide comments) on the first 2-3 pages.
  2. Deliver your annotated manuscript and a short memo that will:
    1. give you an overview of my thoughts on the pages I read
    2. suggest an editorial approach to your manuscript
    3. include a quote for my services if you choose to work with me

If I don’t connect with your work, or feel that it is not ready for editing, I will still provide you with my thoughts and suggestions, but I won’t make a proposal for us to work together.

Free consultation

If a Sample Edit doesn’t fit your project, I offer a free consultation (phone or zoom) to meet and discuss your project and how I might support you.

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