Welcome to my site,
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
Becoming an author is a bit like growing up.
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.
Are you new to writing? Don’t know where to begin or what to write about? Or maybe you want to reignite an old flame with words to see if there’s any chemistry.
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.
You want to write your story, but where do you start? How do you go about it? How do you make it interesting so others will want to read it?
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.
You’ve got a book in you, but don’t know how to get it out. You need expert guidance and mentoring on the craft. You need to find your unique writing voice. But more than that, you need to believe you’ve got it in you to become an author.
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.
You’ve got a whole lot of story in you, but it’s a tangled mess. You need a hand-hold, a game plan and a cheer squad to get to your first draft.
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 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 prompts will jiggle your heart and make you want to put words on the page.
What issues do you need to think about as an emerging author?
Get hold of 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 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.