Upcoming Workshops


Some personal stories demand to be told but writing them is often difficult. Honouring these experiences to learn about oneself can be highly beneficial. If you have ever thought that writing has or could help you learn more about yourself, then this workshop is for you.

In this 6-hour workshop, The Story Mentor draws upon research to demonstrate:

  • The benefits of writing for self-discovery;

  • The uses of catharsis and disclosure;

  • How symbolic repair can help you overcome traumatic experiences;

  • The benefits of bearing witness to experience through writing; and

  • The possibilities of re-authoring experience through writing.

Please note, The Story Mentor is not a therapist and is not qualified to help you deal with traumatic experiences. The purpose of this workshop is only to demonstrate the different ways writing can help you learn more about yourself on your own or with a trained therapist.

Workshop Outcome: Create a self-care plan for your writing journey, and begin the journey by working through the 6 stages of the writing for self-discovery process.

When: 10.00am - 5.00pm 31 January 2021

Where: Meeting Room, Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland, WA

Length: 6-hours

Cost: $80 per person


Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BMURZ

Limited places. Booking essential.

Bookings close: 12pm 15 January 2021

Enquiries: andrew@thestorymentor.com.au


Write that novel you always wanted to.


Do you aspire to write a best-selling novel? Want help getting your story into publishable shape? Need assistance conveying what you see in your mind on the page? This acclaimed 39-week course helps writers of all levels develop the techniques and skills needed to do just that and more.

During each writing exercise-led session, award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through developing  different aspects of your story, such as the conflict, characters, theme, setting, symbols, plot, scenes, and writing skills. By the end of the course, you will have thoroughly developed your novel and be well on your way to completing it.


Full Course: 4 February - 9 December 2021
Term 1: 4 Feb - 1 Apr 2021
Term 2: 22 Apr - 1 Jul 2021

Term 3: 22 Jul - 23 Sept 2021
Term 4: 14 Oct - 9 Dec 2021


Mattie Furphy House
88 Wood Street
Swanbourne, WA

Length: 39x 3-hour classes (full course only)

Cost: Single classes: $30 each
Terms 1 & 4 (9 classes each): $252 each (save $18!)
Term 2 (11 classes): $308 (save $22!)

Term 3 (10 classes): $280 (Save $20!)

Full Course (all 39 classes): $1,070 (Save $100!)
+ booking fees

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BNJEO

Limited places. Booking essential.

Enquiries: andrew@thestorymentor.com.au

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Having problems developing your vision for your story?


Need some guidance on how to shape your manuscript into the best it can be?

The Story Mentor offers 5 services to help you better understand your story and point you in the right direction:

Story Mentoring

Manuscript Assessments

Substantive Editing

Copy Editing

Proof Reading


Have an epic vision for your story but need to learn how to write it?


Want to brush up on your storytelling knowledge and skills?


Just want to find some time and space to write your story?

The Story Mentor offers a wide range of workshops and courses that provide you with the skills to hone your craft and create your vision. 


"For any struggling wanna-be author like myself, a person of The Story Mentor's experience and skill set is definitely the way forwards."

— Tom,

Substantive Editing client

"The Story Mentor provided very helpful advice and suggestions on my poetry, and I would thoroughly recommend his services."

— Anonymous
Manuscript Assessment client

"The Story Mentor tackled the content in a concise and considerate manner and is very encouraging towards participants’ questions and insights. Highly recommended."

— Scott Patrick Mitchell,
Charting the Hero's Journey participant

"The Story Mentor is one of those annoying people who has a gift from the Gods. His unique presentation skills allow him to connect with his audience while still presenting factual information. It's a rare skill."

— Jon Walker,
Charting the Hero's Journey participant


The Story Mentor is A. R. Levett B.A., B.Cmm.(Hons), an award-winning, emerging Perth, WA author. For a decade, he has studied the craft of creative writing and helped budding writers hone their skills and turn their ideas into engaging stories with his Story Mentoring services. He has taught at Edith Cowan University and presented workshops for the WA writing community. He is passionate about storytelling and helping authors bring out the best in their stories.

To contact The Story Mentor for any of his services, please fill out the contact form below or email him at andrew@thestorymentor.com.au