cropped-jo-parfitt-headshot1.jpgWriters guru, Jo Parfitt, offers a flexible mix-and-match approach to mentoring – big picture editing, brainstorming and advice. Jo works by your side as you plan and perfect your book until you are confident about completing your draft manuscript, ready for editing.

Take one of Jo’s home study courses, her Your Book from Scratch Program or attend one of her evergreen writing retreats set in beautiful locations guaranteed to stimulate mind, body and soul.

Book Appraisal

Jo will appraise your book proposal (please use Jo’s Pipedream to Proposal document), your Table of Contents and up to 3,000 words of your writing, providing comments on subject, style, content, marketability and ways forward. Contact Jo for more information.

Sessional Mentoring

Jo can work with you on a sessional basis (four hours minimum). Choose what works best for you depending on your budget and where you are on your writing journey. Typically, this should enable you to polish your introduction and up to three chapters (or 10,000 words) of text.  Contact Jo for more information.

Your Book from Scratch Program

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

Next Availability September 2019

“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 upcoming It’s Time – the Soul Millionaire Journey

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.

Are you ready to move forward with the Your Book from Scratch program? 

Click HERE to apply.

Writing Me-Treats

​A Me-Treat is a treat designed just for you… indulge your senses, inspire your soul, find your voice and stretch your writing muscles as you get under the skin of the place you are in and explore your creative potential.

Eye-opening and heart-opening. It blew my mind.

I felt I was writing holistically, delving deep into myself, allowing words to flow and find their own place. Maggie.

Join Jo at one of her writing retreats in 2019 and 2020. Find out more here.


Jo is passionate about sharing her knowledge and offers a number of home study courses to help writers make the most of their overseas experience. Find out more here.