The Writer's Portable Mentor

A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life
Second Edition
By Priscilla Long



Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer’s Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author’s twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought. The book provides tools for structuring a book, story, or essay. It trains writers in observation and in developing a poet’s ear for sound in prose. It scrutinizes the sentence strategies of the masters and offers advice on how to publish. This second edition is updated to account for changes in the publishing industry and provides hundreds of new craft models to inspire, guide, and develop every writer’s work.

Contributor Bios
Priscilla Long is a writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, science, fiction, and history. She is the author of several books, including Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? and Crossing Over: Poems (UNM Press). She lives in Seattle, Washington.