I’m passionate about creating a story. I believe it’s the art of weaving extraordinary characters with a thrilling plot. I call the process a dance in which every aspect, technique, twist, and turn is an adventure for the reader and the writer.

Story is a blend of what the masters can teach us and our own writer’s voice. If you feel the challenge of writing a novel, whether as a beginner, advanced, or a pro, I can help you.

Are you ready to step onto stage with your dance of character and plot?

My recommended first step is to get your own copies of Exploring the Art of CharacterExploring the Art of Plotting, and Exploring the Art of Emotion & Dialogue.

Exploring the Art of Character by DiAnn Mills

Exploring the Art of Plotting by DiAnn Mills

Exploring the Art of Emotion & Dialogue by DiAnn Mills

If you would like more personal mentoring, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and complete the form with your query.


  • 1-hour phone consultation – $ 125
  • 1-hour private Zoom or SKYPE session – $ 150
  • 2-hour private Zoom or SKYPE session – $ 250
  • Proposal review of cover letter, synopsis, three chapters, and marketing plan. – $ 525
  • Six 1 hour 15 minute mentoring sessions 7.5 hours total custom tailored to the individual writer – $ 1250

Financial arrangements are made via credit card, PayPal, personal check, Venmo, or Zelle.


I’m honored to have received the 2022 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award.
Mentoring with DiAnn Mills has taken my writing to a new level. Her knowledge and insight into both the craft and the industry, her gift for teaching with clarity, and her love for helping other writers succeed made mentoring with her one of the best investments I have made in my writing career.

Lori Altebaumer – Christian Writer, Speaker and Blogger

DiAnn Mills is one of my heroes. She created a wildfire in me to write. Tough but tender, the perfect blend of mentoring that makes you want to keep writing the rest of your life.

Dr. Guy J. Gourley, Counselor, Writer and Founder of Legacy Center for Christian Counseling

THANK YOU for helping me polish my pieces. They’ve been purchased! Thank you for your coaching, critique and edits, and encouragement!

– A.E. Jackson – Uncanny Speculative Fiction Writer

While I consider the entire experience to be wonderful, the work that helped the most in my current state was the self-editing, or really your editing with me watching, asking and answering questions, and bouncing ideas off of you. That experience taught me, challenged me, and gave me self-assurance. Thank you for being flexible and adjusting as we progressed, to meet me at my place of need. I know your tagline, ‘Expect an Adventure’ is primarily meant for your books, but you took me on a learning adventure I’ll never forget.

Timothy A. Richards – Christian Writer, Speaker and Blogger

DiAnn Mills is an exceptional writing mentor. Her skill, knowledge, and genuine care for me and my projects provided the input and feedback I needed. She is a valued guide and advocate that will help you take your craft to the next level.

Debbie Wilson – Christian Writer, Speaker and Blogger

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