Recently I was asked to be a writing mentor from a friend and colleague. I felt honored and scared about where does one begin. She’s newly an empty nester. She’s always wanted to wriite. So I have been chewing on this for a few days.
Here’s my list so far:
Find classes to take ( which I know she’s is doing already)
Write everyday, start slow and build up.
Read writer: Anne LaMotte, Stephen King’s book On Writing
Go online, find daily writing prompts
Find a group
Go to the library
Go to poetry readings, book readings
Read the kind of books or writing you want to write
Carry a notebook
Go for a walk
Spend time in the quiet
Try out different kinds of writing
I started out writing writing personal narrative and poetry. I took a lot of classes. But since 2008, I have focused mor and more on writing for children.
More slices at Two Writing Teachers.