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Group Challenge 1

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Anne-Rainbow RedPEn Mentoring WelcomeWelcome!

If only we could meet face-to-face? I’d invite you to join me in Salcombe and see the wonderful view from my house!

Maybe one day we will, but right now, our ‘meetings’ will be using technology: emails, Facebook, Skype, webinars, etc.

How will we start?

Challenge 1 is for us to get the ball rolling.

For me to mentor you, I need to understand what you need of me. So, initially, I’m going to ask you to tell me things that maybe you’ve not even told yourself. (Of course, everything you reveal will be kept in strict confidence.)

You might have lots of questions for me too.

In true RedPen tradition, I have three tasks for you to complete.


I’ve set up a Survey Monkey questionnaire for you to answer my questions and to list any questions you have for me too. In this survey, I ask you to describe your current path: who you are, where you’ve come from (what you’ve achieved to date), where you see yourself headed (your vision of the future).


Identify the MAIN PROJECT that you want to work on in the coming months.

  • It could be that you’ve a manuscript you’ve written and need advice on how best to proceed.
  • It could be that you’ve signed up for a course, and would like me to walk alongside you.
  • You may need one-on-one help with branding, getting an audience, marketing – or a host of other topics.

It’s up to you to decide where you will focus your efforts and I’d recommend you start with what is most import for you, right now.


If you haven’t done so already, post a comment in the Facebook Group, introducing yourself to the group. Only reveal as much as you feel comfortable with – at the moment you are among strangers. Soon, I hope, they will become your friends.

Now, over to you. There is no deadline for you to complete this initial challenge. Take as much time as you need to complete the survey – no rush!

If you have any questions about this challenge, raise them in the RedPen Mentoring Facebook group and/or in the thread for the next Facebook event for our monthly MMM. I’ll then aim to include that topic in that session!