Writer Mentoring services

by Joyce Sweeney

"This masterful pairing of suspenseful, fast-paced storytelling with genuine compassion and heart is Joyce Sweeney at her best."

Writer workshops


My one-day workshops cover every aspect of craft from voice to plotting to revision and marketing. If you're a beginner or just looking for that final polish, my combination of lecture, exercises and hands on training will sharpen up your skills and give you the tools you need.

manuscrip critique


I offer a complete line edit and detailed overview of your work for a very competitive fee. All genres of writing are welcome.

Video writing class


Comprehensive, easy-to-understand 10-week writing course.

About me

sweeney writing coach Joyce Sweeney is the author of fourteen Books for young adults.

Her first novel, Center Line won the First Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Oustanding Young Adult Novel.

Many of her books appear on the American Library Association’s Best Books List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.

Her novel Shadow won the Nevada State Reading Award in 1997. Her novel Players was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Sports Book and by Working Mother magazine as a Top Ten for Tweens.

Her current novel, Headlock (Holt 2006), won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Florida Book Awards and was chosen by the American Library Association as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.

Joyce also writes shorts stories and poetry- Her first chapbook, Impermanence, was published in 2008 by Finishing Line Press.

Joyce conducts three ongoing workshops in creative writing which have so far produced 40 published authors.

She also offers One-day workshops, online classes, manuscript critiques and personal consultations to writers all across the country.

She lives in Coral Springs, Florida with her husband Jay and cat, Nitro.