The Story Mentor
The Story Mentor is A. R. Levett, an award-winning, emerging WA author with a Bachelor of Writing and first-class Bachelor of Communications (Honours). He is currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin University.
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 creative writing at Edith Cowan University, presented workshops for the WA writing community, and mentored numerous writers' manuscripts. He is passionate about storytelling and helping authors bring out the best in their stories.
WA Writing Community
The Story Mentor is very active in the Western Australian writing community. He previously served as the facilitator of the Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and Horror (FiSH) and Tuesday Writers Circle writing groups at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre (KSP). He served as the Board of Management secretary from 2013–2014, Board of Management member from 2013–2015, and Events Committee member from 2016–2017.
The Story Mentor is a member of the following WA writing communities:
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre (KSP)
Western Australian Poets Incorporated (WAPI)
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI)
Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia (FAWWA); and
Peter Cowan Writers' Centre (PCWC).
He judged the 2013 and 2014 Write-a-Book-in-a-Day writing competition.
Since 2010, The Story Mentor has assessed and edited manuscripts for many budding writers at the Bodhi Tree writing group and many writing groups at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, including the Poets@KSP, Tuesday Writers' Circle, Past Tense, and Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and Horror (FiSH) writing groups. He has also helped individual authors and been involved in several university writing critique groups.
The Story Mentor is currently working on several creative writing projects when he is not helping other writers.
His primary focus is writing his first fantasy-fiction novel, 'The Rebels', which is part of his PhD thesis: 'Naming the Unnameable: Confronting Trauma through Fantasy-Fiction Metaphors'.
He is also working on a collection memoir vignettes.