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Mentoring that gets you published.

Contact me for anything you want to know! I am happy to answer any question you have as quickly as possible.
Email: [email protected]  Phone/Text/WhatsApp 087 6362247

All courses below can be booked at

Develop your Fiction 6week workshop - with Nicola Kearns. Get your novel ready for publishing.
Write Short Stories 1-Day Workshop with Author Nicola Kearns
Get your Novel Finished 1-day workshop with author Nicola Kearns
Get Published Workshop with Author Nicola Kearns

I really enjoyed today’s workshop, and found it very helpful. 

When you finish the first draft of your book, you think it is a  great achievement, but it is only the start of the journey to publishing. Your workshop is very important in filling that gap, and providing the help and support needed to progress. 

It was good to have written information to take away, as well as having the opportunity to discuss our individual books, difficulties, and issues. The written information was clear, concise, and comprehensive. I have no doubt I will be referring to it in the days to come. 

Maureen Howley (Participant at Publishing Workshop)
Thank you so much again for such a helpful and eye opening day on Saturday. 
Your expertise in the publishing and literary field has proven extremely useful in my writing these past few days and I know I will consistently take your guidance with me as I continue the writing process. 
Meabh O’Reilly (Participant at Publishing Workshop)

· Services ·

Writing Mentoring

An incredible opportunity to receive personalized guidance from a renowned international bestselling author.

Butterfly Books Publishers

Write, Publish, Inspire – Your Journey to Authorship Begins Here.

Italian Teaching

Learn to speak Italian in an enjoyable and easy way.

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Nicola Kearns

International Best-selling Author. Writing Mentor. Italian Coach.


    Who Am I?

A writing coach and mentor, author of five books, a published poet, and a book-editor. I am qualified in proofreading, editing, writing, publishing, and cover design.

I have facilitated and run writer’s workshops, coaching sessions, writer’s groups and talks.

My short stories and poetry have been published in many literary anthologies.

I have over twenty years’ experience as a published freelance writer.

I am an Honours Graduate in Italian Language and Culture.

I have enabled many writers to be published and support new writers in realizing their dream of becoming successful authors.

On a personal note …

The joy of learning languages, writing, and publishing has enriched my life in ways I never imagined. I am grateful for the opportunities it has brought me, and I look forward to continuing to share my love for these subjects with others. For this reason, I endeavour to offer my services at a price-friendly rate.


Mentoring Services

  • Get your novel started.
  • Structuring your writing.
  • Proofreading & Editing.
  • How to get published.

Manuscript Assessment

Stuck on Your Novel? Get Expert Help and Shine!

Have you poured your heart into a story, but wonder if it’s truly publishable? At Leitrim Writing Cottage, I offer a comprehensive manuscript assessment service to help you refine your novel and reach its full potential.

I’m a published author, with a #1 bestselling trilogy (Malta Saga) under my belt, and over 30 years of experience as a writer and mentor. I know the challenges novelists face, and I’m here to guide you.

My in-depth analysis will reveal:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of your characters, plot, pacing, and emotional core.
  • Theme exploration – is your message clear and impactful?
  • Publishing potential – is your novel ready for the next step?

You’ll receive a detailed report with actionable insights to make your story shine. Whether you plan to self-publish or seek agents, I can equip you with a polished draft for submission.

Every writer needs a trusted advisor. Let me be your fresh pair of eyes and help you navigate the crucial editing and revision process.

Ready to take your novel to the next level?

Contact Leitrim Writing Cottage today: 


Phone: 087 6362247

Don’t let your story gather dust. Let’s make it shine!

Nicola Kearns Courses

Courses Available

All courses are available in class and online.

  • Creative Writing
  • Novel Writing
  • Short Story Writing
  • How to Get Published
  • Writing your Memoir
  • The Write Way Workshop
  • Developing your Fiction
  • Teen Creative Writing
  • Kidz Story Writing
  • Italian Beginners (Part I)
  • Italian Beginners (Part 2)
  • Italian Intermediate

· Drop me a line ·

Contact me for anything you want to know! I am happy to answer any question you have as quickly as possible.
Email: [email protected]  Phone/Text/WhatsApp 087 6362247