Jo Parfitt has run Summertime Publishing since 1997. has written over 30 books and helped more than 100 new authors to write and publish their own. A journalist, editor, writer, speaker and teacher, Jo has lived abroad for 26 years – in France, Dubai, Oman, Norway, the Netherlands, Brunei and Malaysia. She specialises in inspiring others who write about expatriate issues.
Jo is passionate about sharing her knowledge and offers three home study courses to help writers make the most of their overseas experience.
Find out more at joparfitt.com
Write your life stories
Learn how to add SPICE to your life stories
The Write Your Life Stories workbook comes as part of a complete home study course, comprising a 60 minute video, 2 hours of audio and over 200 JustWrite Inspirational stickers in addition to this text book. Inside the text book is information on how to obtain the 8 audio lessons, video and stickers.
This home study course has been created, written, tested and produced by Jo Parfitt, herself a writer of 30 books, hundreds of articles, blog posts and columns in the 26 years she has worked as a writer and teacher.
Its eight lessons include:
There is an additional bonus lesson on the 20 most common mistakes and the editing process.
Each lesson comprises an introduction to the topic, a limbering up exercise and a variety of examples of life story writing taken from published authors and the author's own students. The lesson concludes with a written exercise.
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to write about real incidents from his or her life and turn those into individual stories, full-length memoir, blogs, columns, a family legacy, self-help books or fiction.
How to write and sell winning articles based on your overseas experience.
Eight lessons that teach you how to plan, write, pitch, edit and place articles that editors want to publish.
If you have a story to tell, this book will make it sell.
Writing is the perfect portable career. It is an invaluable skill for anyone who requires an extra source of income or a hobby with earning potential. Today so many people move around the country or the world. Their experiences make great reading and are a constant source of inspiration.
This course will give you hands-on learning about far more than just the mechanics of writing. You will also learn how to find the markets that are out there and how to make the editors say ‘yes’.
Release the Book Within
Get that non-fiction book planned, written, edited and on the bookshelf in eight easy lessons.
Isn’t it time you let that book out? If you’ve been thinking of writing that bestseller or simply turning your knowledge into a product then you’ll learn all you need to know to release your creative potential and turn your ideas into a polished finished product. In this step-by-step recipe book for success by ‘Book Cook’, Jo Parfitt, you’ll learn everything about the writing process, self publishing, pitching to publishers and more as Jo shares over two decades of hard won experience with you.
Finally the acclaimed publishing and writing masterclass that led one delegate to go on and publish 33 books and get 5 best-sellers in just over 2 years (not to mention moving to Spain in the process) is available.