Advice, pep-talks, hand-holding and personal consultations on everything from understanding rejections to navigating revision requests. I've guided 38 people to publication. Let me help you, too.
I offer a complete line edit and detailed overview of your work for a very competitive fee. All genres of writing are welcome.
Celebrating my students. 38 of the people I've worked with have become published authors.
Comprehensive, easy-to-understand 10-week writing course.
Joyce offers one-day workshops, called Cafe Classes, in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and St. Augustine. Topics range from plotting, to voice, to revision, to marketing, and much more.
If you're a beginner or just looking for that final polish, her combination of lecture, exercises and hands on training will sharpen up your skills and give you the tools you need.
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What do writers say about Joyce's workshops?
"You have given me a lot to absorb. I didn’t realize that, while you “can’t teach someone to write,” you can teach them how to construct a novel."
"It has been my pleasure to attend a few of your dynamic workshops over the past year. All I can say is WOW! The information, the individual attention, the atmosphere and the fellow writers in attendance all combine to make each one an extremely memorable and in some cases a life changing experience. I leave each one smarter, more electrically charged and more determined that – yes I can! Thanks for your talent, your patience, your encouragement and your faith."
INVITATION-ONLY CRITIQUE GROUPS
From a pool of writers who have either recently submitted work for her critique and/or who have participated in workshops, Joyce Sweeney hand-selects students to participate in one of her weekly, on-going workshop groups. These groups are focused on aiming participants for (traditional) publication. So far, under Joyce's mentor-ship, 38 of her students have obtained book contracts, publishing in such genres as main-stream fiction, young adult and middle-grade fiction, memoir, poetry, and mystery.
Contact Joyce Sweeney for more information.