Do you want to develop your writing under the guidance of a published author or professional editor? Our unique and highly successful mentoring scheme Chapter and Verse is the ideal option for those serious about their writing and wanting in-depth advice about the publishing world.
“For me, the TLC mentoring scheme provided much better value for money than the writing MA I had previously undertaken . . . Crucially, too, there was no requirement for ‘jumping through the hoops’ of a University’s critical/analytical component. All the energy was focused on improving my novel, and it really paid off.”
Rachel Connor, Sisterwives
Chapter and Verse is designed to work on an international basis as an online scheme and we only work with experienced mentors of the highest quality. The scheme was co-founded in 2007 with Sara Maitland, one of TLC’s most treasured writers and a manuscript assessor with the company until 2015. Sara had worked on a mentoring scheme with the British Council, and had seen first-hand the value of the online editorial support for writers. Rebecca Swift and Sara Maitland developed the unique TLC scheme together, and, with help of Arts Council England, launched the scheme which has become highly valued by writers who embark upon it. Sara brought with her some tried and tested mentors that she rated personally, and TLC has added some new ones. The net result is a cracking team.
As a mentee on the Chapter and Verse programme you will get:
*Your full book project may exceed 60,000 words, but your mentoring sessions will cover the first 60,000 to help you work on your editorial and writing skills. Your full manuscript must be submitted to us within 6 months of completing your six mentoring sessions.
Chapter and Verse is priced competitively at £1,950 plus VAT
“TLC’s mentoring scheme provides the chance to develop work in an encouraging environment, but it’s unique in also offering a realistic assessment. This combination of personal attention and truthful critical advice is ideal for anyone who is serious about their writing.”
Joanna Briscoe, author of Sleep With Me, Bloomsbury