Jo Macdonald



Everything here is designed & created to help you

Stop Dreaming & Start Writing   

Jo xox



Mastering Your Inner Writing Critic 

Designed to help you move out of fear and self-doubt and into writing action, this course will help you master your mindset and learn how to deal with your Inner Writing Critic.  



Want to know as soon as this course is ready to launch? 



These ebook Mini-Guides are designed to help you get writing no matter what else is going on in your life...


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Want to write but struggling to come up with an idea?  Creativity is like a muscle, it needs strengthening and the best way to do that as a writer is to stop thinking and get writing.  This mini-guide takes you through simple daily exercises to generate at least 9 story ideas over 9 days.  If you want to write a novel, short story or screenplay then this little guide will help kickstart your creative writing and get you feeling inspired.

Plus, once you've chosen an idea to work on, you'll find 65 cool questions to help you create amazing characters.  Because it's the characters that make your story memorable.  


Writing Through The Darkness

Life can be hard sometimes, and when it's really tough it can feel as though nothing will help.  Whether you're dealing with grief, heartbreak, despair or depression, the pain can feel all-consuming and suffocating.  I know, I've been there. 

There is a process to go through and it has no set timeline. We are all different. Our suffering is as individual as we are.  But for me, there is one thing that has always helped me move through the darkness.  Writing.

In this mini-guide I share 50 Journaling Prompts & 20 Writing Exercises that have personally helped me move through the darkness of grief and at other difficult times in my life. 

I hope it helps you too xox


My Books


- My non-fiction books are being revamped and updated so check back soon.



- I've just started work on my first novel, yay!  Feel free to send chocolate to sustain me, or possibly a cleaner to dig out the family from underneath piles of unwashed laundry and dishes! 


Recommended Reading for writers

You can find my ever-growing list of recommended books for writers over here 


For the past couple of years I've been writing solely for my online magazine 'Loving Life After Forty'.  I recently closed the doors so I can focus purely on writing books and helping beautiful women like you to fulfil their own writing dreams. 

Below though are a couple of articles you might enjoy which I wrote for The Green Parent Magazine:

Un-Homeschooling: The Beginning of an Adventure

Canal Dreams

The Red Tent

Making Menarche Special