By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
From time to time, I receive requests from new writers seeking a mentor on their road to publication. It's true the journey to publication can be long and hard. For me, it was a 14-year process. A little bit of help along the way is so valuable. There are many unspoken rules in the industry that long-time writers know that new writers may not. The only way to discover these tidbits of information is to put in your time on the writing loops, submitting and gaining responses to your work, entering contests, joining writing groups that provide workshops and interaction with other writers. Another short-cut would be to find a mentor to guide you.