Are you looking for help and advice to guide you along your path to publication?
Lisa offers a limited number of writing mentorships each year. The mentorships are suited to writers at any stage of their writing journey – from complete beginners through to newly published authors.
Three packages to choose from:
What you get:
One initial face-to-face meeting with Lisa (in person over a coffee if possible, or virtually via Zoom, Facetime etc). This is to get to know each other and for Lisa to assess your needs. (Approximately 60 mins)
Twelve further meetings of 45 – 60 mins duration. These will be monthly and at an agreed time. The meetings will be tailored to the mentee’s specific needs but could include:
accountability check in to assess progress and tweak previously set goals if necessary
identification of manuscript problems and possible solutions
advice on craft issues
discussion of career strategy
help writing query letters and synopses
time management advice
Weekly check in emails to make sure you are on track
Written materials as required
Lisa will provide written exercises and reading material that she has developed herself
Links to outside material that Lisa thinks will be beneficial to the mentee
Optional Private Facebook Group with Lisa and other mentees. This will be ongoing and can be used after the mentorship is finished. Lisa will be the admin and may answer posts from time to time, but the group’s purpose is to provide a safe and friendly place to network with other writers.
Financial commitment: AUD $2280.00
(As above but for six months, so six face-to-face meetings – 1 per month)
Financial commitment: AUD $1200.00
(As above but for three months, so three face-to-face meetings – 1 per month)
Financial commitment : AUD $900.00
About Lisa Ireland
Lisa Ireland is an Australian author of contemporary fiction. In 2014 Lisa was a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards in the category of Best New Author, and the following year went on to be among the top ten highest selling debut authors in Australia. Lisa’s six novel, The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan, was published in April 2020 by Penguin Random House Australia.
Prior to being a writer, Lisa had a long career as an educator. She is a qualified primary school teacher and has years of experience teaching both children and adults.
Lisa’s passion for working with aspiring authors has led her to take on the role of mentor in both formal and informal settings. She was a New Member Liaison for Romance Writers of Australia for several years and has had an active role in developing the “newbie” program at the RWA conference, including coordinating the program on more than one occasion.
Lisa has also cohosted writing retreats with fellow author, Vanessa Carnevale, and presented numerous workshops for aspiring authors.
Currently, Lisa provides writerly advice on Instagram via her weekly Mentor Monday IGTV videos.
Lisa Ireland provides the kind of supportive and constructive feedback writers dream of. Seeking Lisa’s advice has become a key step in my writing process over the last few years, and I know her input has contributed to the success of my recent books.
Lisa is one of my first readers – I always seek her opinion before submitting to my editor. She’s my “go to” person to discuss character development with.
Lisa’s warmth, encouragement and wisdom on retreat was pivotal in shaping my identity as a writer. It was her support and expertise that gave me the confidence to take my writing to the next level. I still refer to her notes from all of her workshops and I can honestly say I wouldn’t have had the courage to pursue my writing career without her.
I had been labouring over a semi-finished manuscript for years when I heard of the writer’s retreats Lisa was hosting. One-on-one time with Lisa, a published author with years of writing experience, was just what I needed to pull myself out of a writing rut. Lisa read my manuscript and straight away understood exactly what I was trying to achieve with my writing and was also able to give me some clear pointers on how to get there. Her impartial feedback gave me the final push I needed to get my book ready to submit to agents and publishers. Even though The House of Brides is now published, I still seek her advice on writing and publishing regularly and she very generously continues to provide it!