Write Mentor 2019 Meet the Mentors Twitter Chat

Want to know more about my mentoring?

Chat to me live on Twitter FRIDAY 12th APRIL 20:00-21:00 BST if you want to ask me questions about my mentoring style, my own writing, or what my top three chocolate bars are…



Carolyn Ward writes MG and is represented by Northbank Talent. Living near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, she has a degree in English Language and Literature.

She became a mentor in Write Mentor’s debut year, working closely with three talented writers and enjoying every second. She went on to develop her editing skills and is a Spark Mentor, working with monthly clients in the UK and US, and completing one-off full edits, particularly for CB/MG.

Three years ago she co-founded a local writing group based in a community pub and is also on YouTube as half of the Word Witches writer support duo, with Emma Finlayson-Palmer. She loves to collaborate with other writers and give back to the huge and supportive #writingcommunity.

Between the MG edits she writes flash fiction and can be found all over the internet, and is currently working on her debut flash collection. As of March 2019 it is shortlisted in the Ellipsis Zine Flash Collection competition.

She says:

For this Write Mentor summer season I am looking for funny or scary/spooky MG, any age group from 6-8 up to 8-12.

I want well-rounded characters and exciting adventures: and I DEFINITELY want to laugh out loud… but maybe cry too.

Stuart is being tough this year – we can only choose one writer to mentor. I’m looking for the best! I am happy to hear from anyone anywhere in the world – but send me upper or lower MG/ chap books only please.

Ideally I want to help someone polish and then submit to agents, but after last year as a mentor I know that anything can happen and I’m likely to fall in love with something unexpected. Show me what you’ve got!

If you miss out but still want me to look at your work please apply to the Spark programme – I still have a couple of slots for monthly support (Level 2) or full edits.

For more look on Twitter: @Viking_Ma, @WitchesWord and @CarolynWardWriter on Facebook.

Search ‘Introducing Word Witches’ on YouTube.