Mette Ivie’s Writing Mentorships

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Yes, even you. Some of us have always wanted to tell a story. Others are brought to writing kicking and screaming because we have lived a life that others demand that we share. I can’t help you if you don’t have a story that you’re burning to tell, though you’re probably not coming to my site if you’re one of those people. But if you are willing to put in the time to write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite again and again, I can help you with that.

“Maybe the desire to create something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us.”

Mary Oliver

So why do you need me? Most people need help learning the skills to write–that’s the obvious piece that I can give you. The less obvious piece is finding someone who cheers you on and makes you want to finish the book, even when you feel stuck in the middle. I will help you see what’s going right and what’s going wrong–without making you feel like you should give up.

I’m a national best-selling writer who has published almost every genre you can think of. But I mentor other writers because I love it. I love helping writers get better and I love helping birth stories. I love showing people clearly what they’re already doing amazingly well (because this is the only thing that keeps creative people going) and helping them see how exactly to get from where they are now to where they want to be.

If you’re ready, you can get my help in four ways:

  1. Hire me on an ad-hoc basis, hour by hour. My basic rate is $200/hour.
  2. Try me out. I can take a look at 20 pages of your book and give you feedback for $120.
  3. You can hire me to read an entire manuscript for $150/10,000 words. I’ll give comments in the manuscript itself and then send you a letter and do a Zoom call before and after.
  4. You can buy my time in 10 hour blocks starting at $1500. I will read whatever you write and schedule Zoom calls with you on a weekly basis c(or whatever works best for your unique writing schedule). I can usually read about 40 pages a hour, depending on the genre

I’m putting in my entire library of Zoom classes up here for free for you to access, in multiple categories from mystery to memoir to sff.

I believe in you. I believe that only you can write this book. I also believe that the world needs your book. I believe the universe is calling you to write it and that I can help you birth it into this world. This is what I do. This is what I’m called to do.

If you can’t afford anything right now, I understand. Go here for freebies like my books on writing and over 100 free essays about skills and psychology of writing.

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Endorsements from clients

Holy cow, you are a mind reader!

Soon-to-be-client

How did you get inside my brain?

The things that get in the way of our writing are complex. Fear, anxiety, temperament, life-problems, emotions, confidence, practice, skills, discernment, discipline. Mette was a support for me during one of the most complicated, emotional, and fraught creative periods I have ever experienced in my entire life. Her steady input, her calm way of helping me put things into perspective, her uncanny ability to stand in solace with me during near-complete breakdown, were all absolutely integral to my ability to produce a draft of one of the best novels I have ever written. I owe a lot to Mette and recommend her support to anyone who needs just a little help to navigate their way through the creative process. 

Kerry Spencer

Better Than Advertised.

There must be millions of us who are going to ‘write a book’ someday, but someday never comes.  I had piles of notes collected from over 20 years of ‘maybe’ and hundreds of hours of talking to myself in the shower, but that was it.  Then I took a chance on Mette’s ‘Kick in the Pants’ program.  She is a proven success in all the phases: starting, slogging through the middle and finishing and getting published.  In academia, fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and Ironman.  And that is just what I know about.  Daily encouraging reminders.  Weekly chats.  Killer feedback that is honest but gentle enough.  And I am so stoked.  I followed her guidance and ended up with a first draft, as advertised.  I don’t have money lying around the house, so believe me when I say the price is right and the promised expertise was delivered.  Thanks, Mette!

Jeff Krey

Hire her, hire her, hire her! She can really help a lot.

Josh Weed

Mette’s expert advice helped me to revise my manuscript, which was key to successfully querying agents. Her editing is thoughtful and spot-on; her insights helped me to make my novel shine brighter.

Cory Anderson, Author of the acclaimed What Beauty There Is

I am running out of superlatives for how remarkable you are as a writer. But I still have to remark. You are amazing.

Michael Austin, editor, BCC Press

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