MDPWeb Writing Services

Over the twenty years Marianne has been a writer and writing educator, she’s acquired a wide skill base and knowledge about the art and business of writing, as well as an extensive and diverse professional network.

Marianne tutors in grammar, syntax, and professional communication at university level, and she has project-managed the development of an online writing course.

Marianne has produced creative content for all kinds of platforms, including award-winning novels, comics, short stories, and screenplays.

Marianne is available to run masterclasses and seminars on a range of writing topics. Her clients include: The Queensland Writers Centre, ACT Writers Centre, Writers Victoria, Write-Fest, Cairns Writers Festival, and the Redlands Libraries.

You can find her full bibliography here and tour her other websites at,

Marianne is also part of Keith Keller’s Global Social Media Team. Read her articles on PINTEREST for Writers and Social Media 4 Authors.

For Corporate Clients:

Marianne is also available to share her expertise with corporate clients who wish to have a writing educator work with their staff. She offers workshops in grammar and syntax, professional and corporate communication.

*Price negotiable.

*Paypal or direct deposit are the preferred payment options

You can contact Marianne through marianne at mariannedepierres dot com or the website contact form.


Social Media Coaching For Creatives (Writers, Artists, and Musicians):

Marianne has a proven track record in using Social Media as a tool to establish a strong writing profile. She has three websites which amass up to 1 million hits per month as well as Twitter, FB, tumblr, Pinterest and GooglePlus pages with over 5000 followers.

In her sessions Marianne will help you identify which social media platforms best suit your needs and time (e.g. websites, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Googleplus, Pinterest, Instagram, Keek), instruct you how to set up your accounts, give guidance on amount of use and content, understand and use google anaytics and offer creative publicity ideas.

Social Media Coaching session costs:

  • 30 mins: $50
  • 1 hr: $100
  • 3 hrs: $300

Coaching sessions can be carried out either face-to-face at an agreed location, via Skype or via telephone. The cost of distance phone calls wil be the responsibility of the client.

You can contact Marianne through marianne at mariannedepierres dot com or through the website contact form.

* Paypal is the preferred payment option



“Marianne de Pierres is an accomplished and experienced writer with a strong track record in the effective use of social media. While developing her own career she has always taken the time to encourage and inspire others, and I have greatly valued all the mentorship and advice I have received from Marianne over the years.” Tansy Rayner Roberts, award-winning author of the Creature Court trilogy, HarperCollins I first encountered Marianne de Pierres when she was mentoring at a writers retreat some years ago. I was immediately impressed by how well-informed and well-connected she was in the Australian writing industry. Her advice was sound and it stood me in good stead as my own writing career took shape. Since then, I have had several opportunities to be grateful for Marianne’s continuing interest and extensive network of contacts. Apart from being a well-repected and talented author in her own right, Marianne is well known in the business as someone who gives her time freely and generously to help struggling new writers establish their own careers. She’s not just a source of good advice, but a great example too. Amazon best-selling SF author, Graham Storrs

Marianne has been instrumental in helping me establish my literary agency with her support, encouragement and good advice.  Marianne has also been a huge influence in mentoring one of the first authors I represented as an agent. (My author always speaks with the highest regard for the support and guidance that Marianne gave him with his writing.) Having Marianne as a mentor has really challenged him as a writer and has also made him a stand-out with his social media skills.  Having had this mentoring has made all the difference for me as his agent, as my author has all the tools to succeed in the world of publishing. Ineke Prochazka, Book Harvest Literary Agency.

If it hadn’t been for you, Marianne, I would probably have given up writing for good. When I was panicking about my elbow injury and the desperate fear I’d never write again, your calm and down-to-earth support got me back on the path. When I thought my writing was utter rubbish, you gave me back my perspective along with a healthy dose of rock solid editorial advice. Your mentoring is the best kind – straightforward, creative, respectful and encouraging. You’ve never misled me with false promises of what the writing life is like, and I love that. You’ve offered such great practical advice – suggestions of books to read, pathways to try, options to explore – and that is beyond value. You never sugar-coat your feedback, and yet I always come away from a conversation with you feeling eager, enthusiastic and optimistic about where I’m headed next. You’re one of the most generous mentors I have in my life and I’m deeply grateful. I tell people “when you’re mentored by Marianne … you KNOW you’ve been mentored!”  Thank you. Janette Dalgliesh – Sweet Relief Coaching

I count myself extremely lucky to have Marianne as a mentor. Her advice and support have made such a positive difference to my writing journey. From the practicalities of finding an agent or knowing the right publisher to approach, to her emotional support through the inevitable ups and downs, I have always been able to rely on her. I cannot express just how helpful it is to have the guidance of someone with her knowledge and experience. Jo Anderton, author of “Debris” and “Suited”

“Marianne is one of the savviest and connected writers working in the industry. Not content with building her own successful career as a bestselling author, she is tireless in promoting the works of others, putting the right people in touch with each other and offering valuable advice on and to the publishing industry. She is an example of how best to manage a writing career, and balance the demands of social media, author appearances and still find time to create. I am delighted to hear that Marianne’s expertise is now available on a consultancy basis.  Any author looking to build their social media profile or take their career to the next step could not do any better than the smart, wonderful and generous Marianne.” Alex Adsett, Alex Adsett Publishing Services.


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 







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