Need time and space to write your novel? Want feedback on your work-in-progress?

During each session of this new Fellowship of Australian Writers WA writing group, you will be given time to work on your manuscript-in-progress, discuss your novel and writing journey with other novelists, and get to share part of your manuscript with the group and receive feedback on it from award-winning author, mentor, and editor A. R. Levett.

The group is suitable for anyone writing long works in any and all genres and forms.

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Written a draft of your story but are unsure if it’s any good? Struggling to make sense of your manuscript?

Writing is often a lonely and confusing process with little help or support. Story Mentoring remedies that.

SIX people will receive a one-hour one-on-one mentoring session with The Story Mentor, during which you will discuss your intentions with him and he will  provide professional feedback on what works and what doesn’t in your manuscript as well as guide you along your writing journey, growing you as an author.

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Under a Venice Moon, a book The Story Mentor edited, by Margaret Cameron, an until recently unknown author who he mentored, launched to much critical acclaim and has been on Dymock's Top 10 Travel books list since its release in late February 2022, remaining there for a month so far. Not only is it a fantastic travel memoir that The Story Mentor highly recommends you read, but it shows the benefits his services can provide you and your manuscript with. If you have dreams of writing a best-selling novel or have a manuscript knocking around you think could end up on Dymock's Top 10 list, The Story Mentor can help you get there.

For information on his services and how he can help you, click the button below or email him at andrew@thestorymentor.com.au

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2022 Courses

8-WEEK COURSE: 10 May - 28 Jun 2022

Do you find it challenging to create memorable, life-like characters?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through how to create believable characters readers will fall in love with by identifying the story function of each one, differentiating them from each other, putting them in conflict with each other, drawing on archetypes to flesh them out, and using archetypal journeys to develop character arcs for them so they come across as authentic.

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8-WEEK COURSE: 26 Jul - 13 Sept 2022

Do you want to write a book that discusses important ideas? Do you need to flesh out your story’s theme, setting and symbolism?

This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett helps you determine what deeper ideas you are trying to discuss by writing your story, teaching you how to convey them without coming across as preachy. You will develop your story’s theme and discover how to use symbols and setting to express it so your book offers readers a rich experience beyond  surface details.


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8-WEEK COURSE: 11 Oct - 29 Nov 2022

Struggling to turn your ideas into a cohesive book? Unsure how to fit all the different elements together?

In this course with award-winning author A.R. Levett, you will establish and organise the 26 different elements needed to plot  an engaging story. You will discover when and where to establish each component, how to play them out in the story, and how to tie them up by the story’s end. The result will be the development of a comprehensive story plan from which you can write your novel.

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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

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