Veteran Writer Misti Sandefur Offers Fiction Writing Tips and Free Mentoring

Released on: May 13, 2008, 11:27 pm

Press Release Author: Misti Sandefur

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: Join veteran writer Misti Sandefur as she discuss the process
of writing a fiction novel and seeking publication. Also enter to win a free
mentoring session with her.

Press Release Body: Illinois, May 14, 2008 -- Excitement and fear were the two
emotions veteran freelance writer Misti Sandefur felt as she sat down to pen her
first novel 10 years ago. These are feelings many aspiring writers experience when
they sit down to pen their first novel. But what if the aspiring writer had a mentor
to turn to -- someone who has been in their shoes before, someone who could share
their knowledge and offer encouragement so they don\'t find themselves faced with the
same dilemma Sandefur once had, which was where to begin.

Misti Sandefur, now a published author and freelance writer with more than five
years experience under her belt, will give one lucky writer the encouragement and
advice he or she could use in order to pen his or her novel.

Beginning Sunday, May 25, 2008, Sandefur will offer free advice to several aspiring
and veteran writers through a series of posts on her Life of a Writer blog. Through
the \"Fiction Writing Tips\" series, Sandefur will discuss the process of writing a
fiction novel and seeking publication. Some of her upcoming posts will also include
free templates to assist the writer throughout the novel writing process.

Before the series begins, Sandefur will give writers the chance to enter a contest
for a free mentoring session with her, which will continue until the winning writer
has completed their novel. Writers will have four ways to enter the contest: Post an
announcement about Sandefur\'s "Fiction Writing Tips" series on their blog, comment
on any of the posts in the "Fiction Writing Tips" series, follow Sandefur on Twitter
and/or subscribe to Life of a Writer via e-mail. If the writer performs all four
tasks, then he or she will receive four entries into Sandefur's Mentoring Session
Contest, increasing their chances of winning. Sandefur\'s free mentoring session will
include honest (but gentle) criticism of the writer\'s book, query letter, synopsis,
chapter-by-chapter outline and press release, encouragement, free editing, a list of
possible places the writer can market their book, plus much more! The winner of the
Mentoring Session Contest will be announced at the end of the \"Fiction Writing Tips\"

"I'm excited about being able to devote some of my free time to help a fellow writer
out. I can hardly wait to get started. It brings me joy when I'm able to help
someone else, and through this series of blog posts and the mentoring session, I'll
be able to do just that," Sandefur said.

To find out more about the series and everything that will be included in the free
mentoring session, as well as the complete details and rules about the contest,
visit Sandefur\'s Life of a Writer blog
Sandefur is available for interviews.

About Misti Sandefur

Misti Sandefur has over seven years writing experience. She writes and blogs for
small businesses, webmasters and many others. She\'s also the author of two books
(published under Misti Jackson), editor and publisher of the Coffee Break for
Writers e-zine and has had over 100 articles published in print and electronic
publications. You can find out more about Sandefur at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Misti Sandefur
Cell: 618-841-6885
24-hour fax: 866-653-9818

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