After a number of years of supervising PhD students, Kate has returned to 1-1 mentoring of writers via Gold Dust, the writers’ mentoring service set up by novelist Jill Dawson. Kate is currently mentoring two writers via Gold Dust, and has room in her schedule for one more. To work with Kate, apply via Gold Dust.
Here’s what one of Kate’s previous mentees, Paul Emsley, had to say about his experience of working with Kate:
From idea to outline to draft, Kate has given me confidence in my writing. Incisive in her analysis and insights, and with absolute mastery of the craft, she’s helped me construct character and narrative and shown me how to write with clarity and impact. As Kate’s mentee, I feel I’ve had the extraordinary privilege of seeing my work receive the complete attention of a truly gifted reader and writer.
It’s one thing to be able spot potential in a piece of writing, another thing entirely to show someone how to draw out that potential for themselves. Somehow, in our mentoring sessions, Kate always manages that with humour and with generosity. If you want to enjoy the experience of writing a novel, ask Kate Pullinger to be your mentor.