Jo Parfitt’s Your Book From Scratch Program

Take your writing to another level by taking an intensive mentoring program. Jo Parfitt’s 12-month program will help you brainstorm, plan, create and perfect your book from scratch.

“What a joy it is to work with Jo on my second book! Why do I work with her? Because she intuitively sees into my heart, mind and soul. And with that insight, she draws from me the book that’s bubbling inside. She uses a magic mix of nurturing and caring with a clarity and discipline… that demands nothing but the very best from me. That’s what brilliant mentoring and coaching does. It’s rather like being sprinkled with fairy dust.” 

David Scarlett, author of The Soul Millionaire and The Flight of The Soul Millionaire

Jo only works with one client at a time during the first few weeks of your program so you can be sure of her undivided attention. Her mentoring program includes the following:​

  • Initial two-hour ‘Getting to Know You’ mentoring where Jo will dig deep into your motives for writing, what you want to achieve as well as your vision, values, strengths and weaknesses
  • All the brainstorming, planning and discussion you need working to Jo’s Release the Book Within program​
  • Close editing of the first three chapters of your book as it emerges —  one chapter at a time
  • A big picture assessment of all remaining chapters of your book
  • Guidance  on the format and layout of your book according to convention and to achieve consistency
  • A road map to follow going forward​​​

Jo will work with you face-to-face, through email or via Skype/phone — as often as once a week if required — while you work through Release the Book Within. Expect to commit to working on your book for one day a week.

Take Jo’s mentoring service and extend your program to add a publishing package at a REDUCED fee.

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Writing Retreats from Jo Parfitt

A Me-Treat is a treat designed just for you… indulge your senses, inspire your soul, nourish your body and stretch your writing muscles as you get under the skin of the place you are in and explore your creative potential. Me-Treats are designed and led by author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt.

The Hague, Netherlands | Penang, Malaysia | Devon, England | Charente, France

Spend time in the company of other like-minded people. Days begin and end with words. Mornings are for inspired learning; a time to immerse yourself in the best your location has to offer and be mindful of the everyday. Afternoons are for following your flow, relaxing and completing a piece of writing. You see, at six o’clock it’s time for the highlight of a Me-Treat – reading, sharing and connecting over a drink or two as we give feedback on the day’s creations. Then it’s time for dinner, with wine and more meaningful conversation. Some retreats include optional yoga. Partners and friends welcome at reduced rates. Fees include accommodation, breakfast, dinner and excursions.

 

Find out more HERE.

Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week!

You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the  Watermill’s new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines).  The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.

 
 
The Write Your Life Stories creative writing course is designed to help you produce your best work, to find your true writer’s ‘voice’ and to write authentically. Among other things, you’ll discover the secret of SPICE, the seven steps to writing life stories, and put this into practice right away.

 If you book before 1 September 2017 you can enjoy this inspiring 2018 writing holiday at 2017 prices. Find out more here.