I write books and teach others to write their own. I believe in the power of stories to heal and transform our world.
Your story – as un-special or unimportant as you may think it is – is a story of survival. And there’s someone out there who needs to hear it.
Your life is not insignificant. Your life is not small. Your life touches my life. We are all connected.
What if you trusted that your story could change someone’s life?
How would you share that gift with others?
Start your writing journey here
It happens in stages.
I’ve been through them all. I know the path well. I’ve mapped it out so you don’t have to struggle to figure out where you are or what steps you need to take next.
Newbies, first-timers, secret writers, journal-keepers, private poets, word-junkies, wannabe and emerging authors, welcome – this site is here to support you no matter where you find yourself on the writing journey.
Join me for my next 7 DAY FREE ONLINE WRITING CHALLENGE and learn 7 simple but profound writing tricks that will lead you step by step towards a final writing exercise where you can put it all together and decide whether you’re in love or you’re ready to pass.
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I’ll teach you exactly how to go about it in 7 TRICKS TO WRITING YOUR STORY. I share 7 easy techniques to help you unpack the length and breadth of your life experience in this self-study online course. You can work through it at your own pace supported by 8 video trainings, a comprehensive workbook and infographics.
Become a member of a TRIBE of Awakening Authors in THE AUTHOR AWAKENING ADVENTURE. In this unique 8 week transformational writing course only offered twice a year, you will be trained not only in the craft of writing but in developing the consciousness you need to own the identity of an author. You’ll be mentored to develop 6 strengths that set you apart from every other wannabe author in a like-minded supportive community.
Once you’ve completed The Author Awakening Adventure, you’ll be invited to join our 12 month WRITE YOUR FIRST DRAFT MASTERCLASS where you’ll receive group mentoring and monthly challenges to get your first draft done: 60 000 + words that take your reader on a journey.
Need a hand-hold through the writing process?
Joanne has designed this 42-page workbook that walks you through every element of your story so that by the end of it, you’ll have all the building blocks to get right into it.
Are you writing a self-help book? Do you know what the two essential elements of a self-help book are? Do you know how to structure it?
If not, this step-by-step manual will guide you through the writing so you can share your message with the world. In it I teach you the essential structure every self-help book must follow, how to incorporate the rules of storytelling into your writing to engage your audience and how to ensure that you deliver on the promise your book is making to your reader.
What issues do you need to think about as an emerging author?
Download my 24 Questions to Guide Your Writing workbook here to help you clarify the 24 essential questions you need to be able to answer to write your book.
Need ongoing inspiration for days when you don’t know where to start or what to write about?
Grab my exquisitely designed WRITING PROMPTS and for 52 days you will never be lost or left wondering ‘what should I write about today?’ These powerful downloadable prompts will jiggle your heart and make you want to put words on the page.