Do you have a story to tell? Do you burn to write, but feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to start? Maybe you have written stories, and are interested in getting published.
Zanni has mentored many aspiring, emerging and established writers over the years. Zanni helps writers:
I have been having mentoring sessions with Zanni over the past number of months. I have found Zanni warm and insightful, supportive and encouraging. We have been polishing up some picture book manuscripts and preparing for a pitch at a conference later in the year. I really value the opportunity to learn from an experienced and generous mentor, especially given how challenging it is to catch a break in the publishing world. Zanni "knows her stuff" regarding the industry and the practise of writing so I feel I am in good hands. I would encourage you to spend some time learning from Zanni and if you can, attend a workshop with her. You won't be sorry.
After embarking on a children’s picture book series, I was looking for an experienced writer to provide feedback and advice on improving my writing technique. I recently undertook a private phone mentoring session with Zanni and was amazed at how effective and insightful the session was. Zanni read, assessed and provided highly accomplished and professional feedback on my manuscripts. Zanni’s talent and credentials made the session a totally worthwhile experience. Many thanks Zanni.
Zanni's detailed and insightful feedback helped me hone the structure and voice of a manuscript I'd been stuck on for a long time. She is warm and supportive, and so generous with her incredible knowledge and talent. I'm looking forward to working with her again.
Zanni’s workshops and private mentoring were just the motivation I needed. It was a supportive and encouraging environment were I felt comfortable to share my thoughts and ideas. These sessions were the catalyst to me completing my book and becoming published.
Zanni has a very down to earth way of coaching. We discussed my goals in writing and then, with a list of questions, she broke down the road to these goals into little chunks of doable steps. This way, even the actions that I dread became easier to do, because they are just part of the doable things. Zanni not only asked about the problems I encounter and the difficulties I experience in reaching my goals, but also what my strengths are. I found this a very positive approach and because of these questions, I started exploring what I already have that could help me. I realized that there are lots of strengths (my own and also friends who support me) that can carry me further. After our first meeting, Zanni made a new, customized list of questions about how I could come closer to my goal. Again, little steps. And just the act of filling in the list of steps made me get the strength to do them. I called an agent because I had put it on my list and that was something that I probably would have postponed if it were not for Zanni's approach.
How do mentoring sessions with Zanni work?
Book an introductory session, or plunge straight into the full, ongoing experience…
Sessions are face-to-face, on the phone or over Skype.
Send Zanni your manuscripts 48 hr before your scheduled meeting. Zanni will review your manuscript and prepare feedback.
You will receive an Action Plan at the end of each session, to complete before your next session, which will help you stay on track, and remain accountable.
What will mentoring with Zanni give you?
Book 1 hr introductory session, including personalised feedback*
Book 5 x 1 hr sessions, including personalised feedback*
*Feedback is for manuscripts under 1,000 words. If texts are longer than this, please contact Zanni for a quote.