Judi Goodwin specialises in helping writers achieve fluency and creativity in editorial features, memoirs and non-fiction.
She runs inspirational workshops on writing from the right brain and believes more understanding of the psychology of the process will help aspiring and experienced writers produce more creative text faster and without the struggle.
As a freelance journalist she spent four years as Commissioning Editor for Ideal Home and many of her features were syndicated internationally. She was a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Radio Times and many leading consumer magazines as well as BBC Woman’s Hour.
She is a qualified coach and trainer and mentors writers on all aspects of memoirs, non-fiction and journalism including how to impress editors, finding killer ideas, negotiating fees and copyright, and pitching stories. She has run professional courses for two of the UK’s largest magazine publishers and the National Union of Journalists.
Judi believes lack of confidence and procrastination are the two biggest obstacles we face as writers. She says,
Running workshops for more than two decades has given me a lot of understanding of how lack of confidence can block our creativity. So I work with the conscious and unconscious mind enabling clients to abandon self-doubt and to access a wealth of creative possibilities.
Judi offers exquisite guidance, professional wisdom and appropriate challenge. Her coaching sessions have helped to clarify my book idea, develop a realistic plan, and to keep on track with my current writing project. Her support has been invaluable.” Masha Bennet, Psychotherapist, Trainer and Author
I felt alternately respected and challenged working with Judi and I soared under her firm guidance and insights. Meeting her has been one of the most enriching turning points in my life.” Karin Doucette, Writer, Toronto
I published my book on Amazon Kindle three weeks ago and it went straight to number 3 in Women’s Fiction.” Caroline James, Author of ‘Coffee, Tea, the Gypsy & Me’
My coaching sessions with Judi were a real turning point in my writing life. Her support and knack for asking just the right questions guided me to a place where my writing opened up and naturally became more prolific, spontaneous and fun.” Zoe Basil, Writer and Creative Director at Mind Rescue
Judi quickly stripped my blog writing apart word by word and sentence by sentence. I was told underneath all my sloppiness was a good writer, which spurred me on. Thank you Judi for giving me the ability to express my ideas with more punch, accuracy and confidence.” Tony Taylor, Fitness Trainer
Judi is a fantastic listener and I found the experience incredibly supportive and beneficial. I set myself writing goals that were sometimes challenging so this could be uncomfortable at times. But she made me feel accountable to someone outside myself and her positive manner was inspirational and energising.” Marian McCraith, Novelist and Writing Tutor
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks once again. It feels great to be able to hold the paperback in my hand, and to see it out in the world.” Adam McNelis, Author ‘Halo by the Oak Tree’