Seeing blue pencil marks covering your manuscript is the opposite of seeing red pen editing marks. Blue pencil marks provide encouragement and highlight what is working in your writing. Mentors may even provide direction for you to continue to write, edit, and market your writing.
Mentors, experienced authors in your genre, provide this service only for Fall Conference registrants. On the Conference Registration Form, fill in your genre to request a Mentor. If one is available, you will be matched with a Mentor who will contact you to set up your Blue Pencil.
Blue Pencil Guidelines for Mentors and Writers – please read prior to signing up.
What do others have to say about Blue Pencil?
“I had a wonderful session with my Blue Pencil mentor. She went above and beyond, not only providing feedback for my short story but helping me sort out the big picture for me as a writer. It was one of my “God-moments” at the conference and I am so glad that I connected with her.”
“It stretched me and gave me areas where I can improve my writing. Just having someone outside my family reading my work was a learning curve for me. I’m glad I took part in the Blue Pencil and I would gladly do it again if given the chance.”