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Do you have a book in you?

Do you have a story to tell?

Joan Mazza now works individually on an hourly basis as a writing coach. She can help you get your writing project on track and moving toward publication wherever you are in the process, while encouraging you to take the next step. Her own success with six published books, a column, and many published articles, stories, essays, and poetry is testimony to her having much to offer as a writing mentor and coach.

Beginners welcome.

Joan Mazza can help you:

  • assess your writing skills
  • improve your writing craft (fiction or non-fiction)
  • find your genre (essay, memoir, opinion, poetry, fiction, articles, self-help)
  • shape and organize your project
  • discover your writing voice
  • develop shorter work into a book-length manuscript
  • overcome writing blocks and fears
  • motivate yourself to take the next step in your writing career
  • guide you toward attracting a literary agent
  • raise your confidence about promoting your work
  • arrange for book signings and speaking engagements

For more information or to schedule an appointment

Call: (540) 872-2332


Joan Mazza is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, national seminar leader, and the author of six books: Dreaming Your Real Self: A Personal Approach to Dream Interpretation (Perigee), Who's Crazy, Anyway? (iUniverse), Dream Back Your Life: Transforming Dream Messages into Life Action—A Practical Guide to Dreams, Daydreams, and Fantasies (Perigee), and three guided journals from Walking Stick Press/Writer's Digest: From Dreams to Discovery, Things That Tick Me Off, and Exploring Your Sexual Self. Her articles, fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in many magazines, including Personal Journaling, Möbius, Permafrost, Writer's Digest, Playgirl, Loving More, and Writer's Journal.


Joan Mazza, M.S. LMHC