Mette Ivie’s Writing Mentorships

Stuck in the middle of a book? Trying to revise a book and it’s not working? On deadline for an agent or a publisher? Always wanted to write a book and someone told you you couldn’t? Procrastinating by doing everything but actually sitting down and writing your book? This is the place for you.

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

Mary Oliver

I’ve been publishing since 2002 and I’ve published 16 books, with 2 more coming out in 2021. I wrote 20 bad books before I got the first one published. I sold my first book cold to someone I’d never met, to “Dear Acquisitions Editor” at a small press. I landed my agent from there, and I know how to navigate the publishing world today.

I will help guide you to a unique voice that will stand out to publishers, characters that spark and drive the plot forward, and twists that no one saw coming. I help you learn how to write scenes, dialogue, and especially how to make sure your character’s emotions are exactly what your readers feel. I’ve written young adult, adult, fantasy, memoir, self-help, mystery, and romance. I can help you up your writing skills faster than anything else.

But I also help you with the trickier side of writing, the psychological fear of failure that often convinces you to quit before you’ve done anything at all. I know about writer’s block because I’ve experienced it over and over again. I’ve failed again and again, too. I know how hard the publishing business is, when your agent leaves or your editor gets laid off, when your book gets thrown out there with no marketing at all. I can guide you through the hard parts of writing, too. I’ve lived with family members who told me directly to get a “real job,” and who didn’t believe in my dream. I know how to believe in yourself, even if you’re the only person who believes.

And I know that the more writing matters to you, the harder it is to sit down and write. I know that the voices telling you to quit because it’s easier than failing are going to be very loud. I know that you’re going to come up with every reason under the sun to procrastinate. And sometimes, your brain will be so tricky that it will pretend you’re not procrastinating because you have very important “research” to do, or emails to answer or potential cover art to look at–before you’ve ever sold your book.

Writing is the most vulnerable thing you will ever do. I can teach you to write the better book, to let go of the old book that’s holding you back, to make small goals that will help you stop being afraid of sitting down, how to stare down a blank page and be accountable to me for a commitment to write every day.

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.

Go here to find out more about my 10 week writing mentorship package and what I can do to help you finish your book!

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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

Soon-to-be-client

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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