When can I start the program?
Any time! As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive your first emailed lesson, the link to The Writers Lounge, our private Facebook group, where you can chat with other writers in our community, and your first writing assignment to begin preparing you for the work ahead.
Mentor: you will be matched with your mentor by the end of the first week and provided a private team in our editors’ platform. Here, you will find a scheduling link for your weekly or twice monthly meetings, live chat feature, and other useful documents.
Can the timeline for the program be customized?
We carefully designed the program to take place over 4 months so your daily writing time could be a manageable length, while keeping the program length energetic, so you can see the finish line not far in the distance!
That said, if you’re a teacher who has the summer off, have job parameters due to COVID-19, or experience any manner of reasons you may want to do the program but on a shorter or longer time frame (2, 3, 5, or 6 months), we’re happy to adapt it to suit your needs. Please contact us, so we can accommodate you with a tailored program length.
What if I don’t want the program and would rather work one-on-one with a writing coach & editor?
Absolutely- please visit our Writing Coaching & Editing page for further details and to contact us about the work you’re looking to do. Our Writing Coaches & Editors work with authors of all levels and interests on their creative projects, from learning the basics and staying accountable to striving for publication with proofreading and more.
May I choose my mentor?
All of our mentors are writing coaches & editors from the One Lit Place Writers & Creative Team. Each is a published author, holds either an M.A., MFA and/or PhD in writing and literature, has worked many years as a writing coach and editor, and consistently provides valuable, compassionate, and educated service to our creative, academic, and business clients of all writing levels and genres.
You will be matched with a mentor on our team who is available to begin the program when you are; however, if you would like to request one of our team specifically, we will do our best to accommodate you!
What is the benefit of a weekly or bi-weekly (2x monthly) meeting with a mentor?
Continuous, regular contact with your mentor and/or fellow writers in our private Facebook group is what sets this program apart from others. The chief reason writers fail in their novel writing is lack of consistent, dedicated support from a fellow writer or editor.
Our weekly program’s schedule of 16 weekly 30-minute mentor meetings and our bi-weekly program schedule of 8 bi-weekly 30-minute meetings ensure you are partnered with an invested mentor who is alongside you to ensure your success.
These meetings will enable you to develop a relationship with your mentor, who can come to know your book, your process, and you personally. This intimacy ensures you get the exact support you need in ways that are most relevant. It’s like having a direct hotline to your own seasoned literary professional!
Further, once you have your completed draft, you’ll automatically have a trusted editorial partner and guide who knows you and your work and is most effectively able to easily step in and get to work with you.
Naturally, if you cannot make one of your meetings, you are welcome to reschedule or double it up with another meeting (see Terms and Conditions).
If I choose bi-weekly meetings (2x monthly) and would like to add more time with my mentor, may I buy extra hours?
You bet! We’re happy to support you however you need. Individual mentor hours can be purchased in any amount, and all participants receive a 15% discount off the hourly rate. You’ll have access to your discount code once you’re enrolled, and you can add as many hours with a mentor as you need.
*Another perk is all program participants receive a 15% discount on writing coaching & editing following your program, which will help you launch right into the revision process!
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What if something comes up, and I can’t complete the program on schedule?
Pausing the program: If something comes up and you need to take a break mid-program, we will pause your lessons and mentor meetings, and you’re welcome to return when things are calmer.
Lengthening the program: If you find you will be unable to maintain the pace of the daily writing (3 pages/day) and need to reduce your page number to 2 or even 1 page/day, you may continue with your program but rather than it taking 4 months, it will stretch out into 5-6 months.
If you lengthen your program, you may wish to spread your remaining Mentor meetings wider apart to continue receiving consistent support or you may like to purchase a few additional hours to bridge you to the end of your new program length.
Cancelling the program: You have 5 days to cancel and receive a full refund. Participants receive a 75% refund between 5-14 days of cancellation for pre-paid plans or do not pay the remaining 3 payments.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for details.
In all cases, we are happy to chat with you about supporting you through your challenges, so you can still see your book become a reality.
How does the payment plan work?
The payment plan charges your credit card in 4 separate installments, one per month. You begin the program with the first installment (the first month’s payment or 25% of the total program cost). After the initial payment, you may complete the remaining payments or change your payment method at any time.
How do I get a refund if the program isn’t for me?
Your satisfaction is very important to us! If you need or wish to cancel for any reason, we offer a full refund for within 5 days of enrollment. Please see our Terms & Conditions. All cancellations must be in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of your 5th day.
How do I make sure I receive all correspondence from you?
We will be sending you emails to alert you to each new lesson and other important info, so it is very important our emails reach you.
Moments after you sign up, our “Welcome!” email should arrive in your email inbox. If you do not see it, kindly go to your spam/junk/promotions folders to see if it landed there. If it did, please move the email to your inbox and add “email@example.com” to your contacts.
If our “Welcome” email never arrives, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org straight away so we can troubleshoot and fix the issue.
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We are very happy to answer any questions you may have about this program or any of our other writing coaching and editing services. Please reach out any time!