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The Benefits of Being Part of a Mentoring Program by Irene S. Roth

Irene leads one of our longest running ongoing mentoring program. If you’ve ever wondered what a program like this offers, read on! ~ed

Writers write alone for many hours every day.

Whether you write full-time or part-time, writing is hard work. It can take a lot of energy and time. And it can be lonely. So, it is most important that you have support along the way, people you can commiserate with when the going gets tough.

Despite the hardships and potholes along the way for writers, writing is the best vocation. It gives you a time and place to express yourself and a space to call your own. When you go into your office and close the door, you are in your sacred space to do whatever you need to be successful.


    But what are those pieces that will make you successful?

But how can you put all the pieces of your writing life together so that you can be a successful writer? How can you ascertain whether you are on the right track? What do you do when you hit a roadblock? Do you have somewhere to turn and someone to talk to you?

Most of us don’t have a group of friends who are supportive writers. So, receiving support from people who actually know where you are coming from is difficult to attain. This is where a mentoring program can be beneficial.


If you join my mentoring program in January of 2018, which is starting its third year on Savvy Authors, you will receive the following benefits:

  1. You will have one-on-one support from me on your writing career whenever you need it.
  2. You will receive support from the other writers in the group. We are all together to write and support each other in every way we can in a supportive and inspiring environment.
  3. You will receive a one-on-one coaching call once a month to discuss your personal obstacles and writing goals.
  4. We will have monthly live chats to help get your month started on the right foot. These chats will consist of an informative segment and a question and answer segment where you can ask questions to ensure you are the best writer that you can be.
  5. You will receive weekly lessons on different aspects of the writing life so that you can keep improving as a writer.
  6. Monthly critiques on your work both from me and your peers.
  7. Support so that you can build the self-confidence that you need to be the best writer that you can be.
  8. Support on how to take better control of your writing career. The more guidance you receive, the more successful will be.
  9. I will show you on how to set realistic writing goals and how to complete them. This can be hard to do at first on your own. However, with my guidance, you will set realistic goals and complete them one by one.
  10. Provide you with guidance on how to pitch your manuscripts regularly to agents and other publishers.
  11. You will receive inspiration. The creative energy to write cannot thrive in a vacuum, yet writing is often a solitary act. Input from someone outside of your writing process can breathe oxygen into your work and spark new ideas.
  12. You will receive honest feedback. Every writer, no matter how experienced, needs a reader to show us when something isn’t working.
  13. You will receive professional development. Writing is as much a business as it is a creative endeavor, so it’s important to stay aware of new developments in the field. Your mentors share information or point you in the right direction so you can do your own research.
  14. You will receive accountability. It’s easy to fool yourself out of writing, particularly when you hit a dry spell I will help you set clear goals and then checks to make sure you’re meeting them.
  15. You will receive emotional support. To be a writer is to face rejection on a regular basis. When no one wants your novel, agents aren’t writing back and you’ve run out of things to write, it’s crucial to have someone you trust telling you, “Yes, it’s hard. Keep going anyway.”
  16. You will receive information on potential publishers who would be open to your work.
  17. You will receive guidance on how to schedule time to write, despite your busy schedule, whatever that may be.
  18. You will receive continuous monitoring on how you are doing on your goals through coaching calls and one-on-one support.
  19. There will be regular writing sprints you can attend in our chatroom.
  20. You will receive weekly inspirational nudges to move your writing career to the next level.


Given these benefits, you cannot afford not to be part of a great network of writers who will help you to become your best, every step of the way.

I look forward to having your in my mentoring program for 2018. Let me help you to have your best writing year yet by setting smart goals and completing them.

Irene S. Roth

What some Irene’s students say:

“I’ve  taken many skill-building workshops that taught me how to write, but Irene’s mentoring workshop is the only class that taught me how to smartly establish and reach my writing goals.  Additional side benefits:  her focus on being a healthy writer greatly improved my diet & exercise routine…while I tripled my daily word count!” ~ KMM


“There are so many wonderful things to say about Irene Roth’s Mentoring program, but one key aspect of it stands out the most for me, and no doubt for others. Irene takes mentoring to a whole new level. She has a unique compassion for writers and their solitary journey that is often plagued with conflict, crises, and setbacks. Irene doesn’t just sympathize, she offers the writer a plan to get the writer through the crises, step by step. Sometimes with personal examples. This is a mentoring program that doesn’t let you fail. You can dream again.” ~ CG SavvyAuthor Member

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Irene S. RothIrene S. Roth has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Psychology from York University and is currently using her expertise to write for kids about empowerment and self-esteem. She has published ten nonfiction books for kids and teens and fifty books for adults as well as over a thousand articles both online and in print. She has been running workshops at Savvy Authors on many different topics for writers over 3 years now. She also leads a very successful mentoring group for writers through Savvy Authors that is in its third year.




Irene S. Roth has a master’s degree in Philosophy and Psychology from York University, Ontario Canada and is currently using her expertise to write ...