New! Fiction Writing Mentorships

Are you a student in grades 7-12 who loves to write? Take your fiction to the next level by working alongside a published author!


“Alina was able to elicit his best work from my teenage son…Her thoughtful planning has helped him to look beyond simply goals for writing to larger questions about his writing process and understanding his life goals. I highly recommend Alina.”

-Michelle, parent of a mentorship student

“Our high-school age daughters have been working with Alina for several semesters.  From a parent’s perspective, everything that Alina does is highly professional, from the extensive feedback she gives our daughters, to the birds’ eye summaries she gives us, to her clear and very reasonable billing practices.  Our daughters love working with her, and we are delighted to have such a knowledgeable person helping them improve their writing.”

-John, parent of two mentorship students

In these personalized ten-week mentorships, you’ll learn crucial creative writing skills, such as how to:

-Create riveting, believable characters

-Develop your writing voice

-Craft authentic-sounding dialogue

-Show, not tell

Each week you’ll receive a prompt on a core fiction writing topic and craft a response at your own pace. These assignments will build on each other until you have a complete, original short story that’s ready to submit for publication. Along the way, you’ll receive personalized feedback from Alina and be able to ask questions.

This ten-week mentorship makes for a great summer writing project, quarter-long online class, or general opportunity for students who love to write to get some personalized feedback. Start dates are flexible, and the mentorship may be extended or repeated.

Grades eligible: 7-12, or by special arrangement

Cost: $399 for a ten-week course (special introductory pricing!)

Space: is limited! Reserve your spot today!

Have questions or ready to sign up? Click here!