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How to Become a

Successful Author

What is a
Manuscript Assessment?

A Manuscript Assessment is an informed review of your story. It allows The Story Mentor to bring his storytelling experience and fresh eyes to your manuscript to determine whether the concept and story works as a whole.


During a Manuscript Assessment, The Story Mentor:

  • Reviews your story with experienced eyes;

  • Assesses the story as a whole;

  • Offers suggestions on how to improve it;

  • Identifies any sections that need clarification;

  • Recommends what to add or remove;

  • Pinpoints plot holes and errors in logic; and

  • Advises your next best course of action.

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When Should I Get a
Manuscript Assessment?

A Manuscript Assessment is recommended for writers with a completed early draft of their story.


Often writers become too close to their stories and struggle to recognise its quality components from its obvious flaws. If this has happened to you, then you need a Manuscript Assessment.


The Story Mentor approaches your manuscript with fresh eyes, allowing him to see clearly what works and what needs improvement.

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Workshop Outline

Want to become the next Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, or any other successful author but don’t know the first thing about authorship? Written a story but are unsure what to do with it? Then this workshop is for you.

During this 3-hour workshop, The Story Mentor:

  • Dispels the myths about becoming an author

  • Reveals some realistic truths about authorship in the modern era

  • Illustrates his path to becoming an emerging author

  • Illuminates the realistic path to becoming an author

  • Reveals some important tools necessary for successful authorship

  • Offers writing exercises to get you started on your path

Workshop Outcome:

Provide budding writers with a clear idea of what it takes to become an author and some tools to begin the journey.



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$30 per person

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfer (email The Story Mentor for details)

  • Cash on the day


If you are interested in The Story Mentor running this workshop, please email him:

Limited places. Booking essential.

Bookings close: TBC


Testimonials for How to Become a Successful Author


"An informative and insightful workshop. I would recommend this for any writer."

— Anonymous


"Lots of great practical ideas to launch a writing career."

— Bev McNamara


"The Story Mentor has a broad knowledge of the needs of writers."

— Anonymous


"A friendly and accessible workshop that is fun and informative."

— Lee J. Carroll

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