1-2-1 Writing Retreats
Come to Spain, write and chill!
Invest in a writing retreat and get that book started, kickstarted or finished!
A 1-2-1 writing retreat and holiday will be for you, if you want to:-
- Some space to write, away from it all
- Find inspiration for your book
- Have your personal writing coach by your side
- Pull something you are writing into shape
- Know how to plan, write, publish and market your book & yourself
PS: what about your dissertation or thesis?
When you book
We'll do a
Before the retreat
We will look at what needs to happen before you jump on a plane that gets you connected to your inner book
Chapter synopsis - pull together a brief overview of what your book is about
There are many things that we can do. Before you arrive we will have set some outcomes. These will be reviewed when you get here.
Some ideas for you:-
Chapter structure - based on your outline, we'll flesh out your book. This makes writing the book easier - people see things in patterns, so we chunk the chapter down and create your pattern for writing and for your readers to enjoy
Time to write and share - Write as many chapters (in rough draft) as is possible and share via your blog
We look at how your personal story can be used in your book
We can explore how you will use your book to build your brand or create other products and services
How it works (typically)
- Each day we will start at 10.30am (or earlier). This gives you time to review what you did the day before, reflect with a walk and to enjoy your breakfast
- We will then spend the next 1-2 hours looking at aspects of your book, answering questions and preparing you for writing.
- At approx. 16.30, we will come back together to look at what has been achieved and what needs to be considered for the following day
Post Retreat - writing group
A Facebook group called Writing for the soul is there for you to share your work and to ask questions.
You can additionally book a book coaching package. You get a 50% off the cost of your retreat when you book and pay for this at the same time.
The writers retreat the rest of the details
The retreat is based at my home, an old village cortijo, which is in a tiny hamlet away from it all. The peace of the hills offers the writer a special tranquil place to relax, recharge their batteries and write their book. The village is 25 minutes away from the nearest town of Albox and 45 minutes away from Mojacar and the beach.
The village is surrounded by hills and lots of lovely walks through the rambla. With no pollution, at night, you can gaze at the stars from the terrace, while pondering life and your book..
Your bedroom has a delicious comfy bed and desk for you to write at. You will share the family bathroom with me.
There are two lounges and two terraces, so you can get quiet time and find your favourite place to sit.
Training will take place in my office.
If you need anything please let me know, if at all possible we will ensure that any special dietary requirements can be met.
I am gluten, dairy, nightshade and a few other things free, so I understand the importance of you being able to enjoy your food while you stay with us.
Please ensure you let me know at time of book if you have any serious allergies.
Meet the fur babies
I have three dogs. Ferdy Dog, Marley Moo and Angel. They are beautiful souls and will enjoy meeting you and accompanying you on your walks.
Anytime between April and October.
It is very hot in July and August. Spring and autumn are still hot.
Retreats are generally not run in the winter months as it is very cold. The house is an old village house which does not have central heating. Heating is supplied via three log burners. If this floats your boat, let me know.
Please let me know if you want to stay on in Spain and explore and I will help you to arrange some activities
Coaching is available on a 121 basis post reatreat for those who need further support. Let's chat about what you need.
3 day retreats are £495
5 day retreats are £695
Includes pre retreat coaching
Retreat, food, daily coaching
Post retreat support via the Writing for the Soul Facebook group
There are three airports that serve the region, Murcia,
Optionally, you can hire a car at the airports, get here by bus or a personal car can be sent to pick you up.
The easiest way is to fly into Alicante and catch the express shuttle and I will pick you up from the Hotel Overa.
EHIC card / private health card
Drivers licence if you plan on driving
Sun cream (if you wear any)
Your notebook computer - I do have a computer you can use if required
Make this the year that you write your book
PS: Are you looking for something for your partner to do (that's if you want to bring them, of course)?
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