Do you need a kick-start as a writer?

Or maybe you’ve already set yourself a writing goal but you’ve got bogged down?

Or have you finished your manuscript and need a second opinion?

I offer a suite of  services to help you meet your literary deadline, whether imposed or self-created.

  1. a bespoke weekly mentoring programme with tutorial sessions over three months for beginners or early writers.
  2. a guided writing/reviewing course for those in the middle of a project.
  3. a reader’s report on a finished piece of work, with a once-off appraisal and/or editing service for a fixed fee.

I’m an award-winning novelist and short fiction writer, and a professional editor of long-standing. I’ve taught creative writing at third level in the US and Ireland for 20 years.

You can see my professional profile on LinkedIn –

Please contact me on for further details. 



Mary Morrissy is a brilliant writer and wonderful, skilful and kind mentor. I’ve been fortunate to have had editorial input from Mary on a number of occasions, from my fledgeling short stories – one of which one the Penguin/RTE Guide short story competition – and more recently with two novels. In each instance , quite simply, her input has made them better. quite apart from her own wonderful writing, I have such faith in her creative ideas and her editorial suggestions. So often, I had that “Oh yes, of course” moment when she illuminated a problem or just queried the possibility of a different way of approaching something Laura McKenna, author of Words to Shape my Name, (New Island Books), shortlisted for the Listowel Writers Week Novel of the Year, 2021.

I can’t recommend Mary highly enough. I’m convinced my first book would not have been published without her helpTadhg Coakley, author of The First Sunday in September and Whatever it Takes (Mercier Press)

Mary Morrissy is the most incisive, focused guide I’ve ever been taught by, and a great motivating force when it comes to pushing through from that messy first draft to the final manuscript. Without her help and support I would not have left the starting gate!Adrian Wistreich, author of Miriam and It’s Good for You (Amazon)

I’d like to thank Mary Morrissy for reading the novel and making several crucial suggestionsMoya Roddy, A Wiser Girl ( wordsonthestreet)

I would never have gotten into fiction writing without you – Alison Driscoll, Writer-in- Residence at the Molly Keane House, 2020/21


When I started  I could hardly muster up a page of fiction. . . now I’m several chapters into a novel. 

I almost gave up writing.  Thanks for helping me to keep going. 

Mary created an atmosphere of civility and support, creativity and diligence.

Great advice and attentive reading.
















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