Happy Monday, everyone!
Rarely do I trust myself to make Star Wars references properly. But I've been beating around the bush on this for a few weeks now, and I want to make the announcement official.
I am looking for a mentor.
In both my science life and my painting life, I've benefited dramatically when I happened on a mentor that perfectly suited me. In my current job, I'm also lucky to have a mentor that is making me a better technical writer.
The perfect mentors, for me, are able to hone in on issues I know I've been struggling with and clarify them for me. Often, with the best mentors, a single sentence or critique can save me months of struggle.
I feel like I'm nearing the completion of my WIP, Cyberlama. And, as I am, it's becoming clear to me that there are patterns of mediocrity in my writing that I had yet to be able to solve. I'm also fairly certain there are issues I don't even know I don't know, and learning those always makes me feel great.
So, I'm looking for a mentor. Or, to put it more generally, I'm looking to learn from writers who are better than me. If anyone has any suggestions on how I might find them, please let me know. AND, I'm also open to advice such as "You don't need a mentor, just spend more time writing."
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