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.
- a bespoke weekly mentoring programme with tutorial sessions over three months for beginners or early writers.
- a guided writing/reviewing course for those in the middle of a project.
- 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 – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-morrissy-778a1916/
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
I can’t recommend Mary highly enough. I’m convinced my first book would not have been published without her help – Tadhg Coakley author of The First Sunday in September and Whatever it Takes (Mercier Press)
Mary Morrissy is a brilliant writer and a wonderful, skilful and kind mentor – Madeleine D’Arcy, author of Waiting for the Bullet (Doire Press)
I’ve been fortunate to have had editorial input from Mary on a number of occasions, from my fledgling short stories – one of which won 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, forthcoming in spring 2021. (New Island Books.)
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 would never have gotten into fiction writing without you – Alison Driscoll Writer-in- Residence at the Molly Keane House, 2020/21
I really appreciated your detailed analysis of my work and I was able to learn a huge amount under your experienced eye..
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.