Julia has been working with emerging writers formally and informally for many decades, including during her time teaching creative writing at university.

Through Varuna, the National Writers House, she worked with Cristy Burne, the STEAM queen, who has gone onto major writing success.

Julia works on the principle of strength-spotting – seeing your unique abilities and suggesting how to make those work for you.

Testimonial on mentoring


Julia mentored me on my first-ever novel manuscript and her perceptive advice was so spot-on. She is brave and wise and incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

C– Cristy Burne,  STEAM Queen

About Julia Lawrinson