Are you working on a major writing project? Was it all going really well then something, let’s call it life, got it the way? Are you stalled? Stuck even? Feel like all your writing mojo has swirled down the sink with the dishwater? I know just how you feel!
When we’re feeling like we’re down a deep well, sometimes we need a hand to reach in and pull us out. That’s where this retreat can help! Let a weekend away with some practical advice on how to approach full length works, and some inspirational activities and yoga, reboot your writing spirit and your love of writing and life.
Maybe you’ve made it all the way to THE END of your first draft? But what next? This retreat has been specially designed to help you prepare for the all important second draft. Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir, prose or screenplay, you’ll be guided to dive deep into the heart of your story, find your themes, central quest or question, and learn how to see your story structure more clearly by creating a scene list, and discover how to manage the reader’s engagement, keeping them hooked with a constant flow of secrets, signs and a constant battle between HOPE and FEAR.
So if you’re stuck partway (or even almost at the end!) or you’ve completed your whole first draft, THIS IS THE RETREAT FOR YOU!
Come along and join the fun at our special Feedback and Revision Retreat at SPRINGBROOK!
Last year’s gang of happy campers!
Super boost your writing this August at this magical misty retreat at the Theosophical Society’s Education and Retreat Centre. Whether you’re aiming to get stuck into your writing, or if you have a manuscript almost done, this is the retreat for you!
1 pm FRIDAY 11 AUGUST to 2 pm SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2023
Only a short walk to this glorious private lookout for some book dreaming
Connect with like-minded women around a fire in a beautiful location, be inspired by practical and informative workshops, stretch and relax with yoga and remember what it feels like to lose time as you play with words and create a story world.
READ past retreaters’ reviews HERE. Then come and join our happy band of wood nymphs!
This retreat is tailored for those who have a major project underway and who are looking for some feedback and advice on the redrafting process. Share your work with other writers at a similar stage if you’d like to or pay slightly more to receive individual editorial feedback on your writing and advice as to how best to move forward with your project from Edwina who’s helped hundreds of writers over the past 20 years find the heart of their stories.
Workshops focus on finding the heart of your story, structuring for success and publication pathways, including a special focus on writing your pitch.
Also joining us is fabulous bodyworker, Monique De Gooey, to help ease those writing-induced aches and pains. Extra cost.
The program includes three yoga sessions, readings night and three creative writing workshops. Two nights basic but comfortable single accommodation in cosy nun rooms with electric blankets, single beds and desks with bathrooms shared between two women, plus all meals – home made, healthy vegetarian and delicious – are included in the cost.
Chief Cookie the incredible Gay and her lovely helper, June.
FROM ONLY $450 all inclusive, for a room of your own. PAY YOUR $200 DEPOSIT BY 30 June for EARLY BIRD PRICES. $500 full price.
$50 extra for Edwina’s edit of your synopsis and first 10 pages.
Come along and join the fun, make new writing buddies and renew your love of writing and life. Bring that languishing project back to life! Remember how much fun you have writing and sharing your story with others. Get your head around the process of writing and rewriting, all in a safe, supportive, nurturing space. Find your way to the heart of your story and soothe your own heart at the same time!
Isn’t it time you put yourself and your writing at the top of your TO DO list? This affordable retreat will help you rediscover yourself as well as help you get that writing project to the next stage.
BOOK BEFORE JUNE 30 for EARLY BIRD PRICES!
Hope you can make it! Next retreat after this one is Memoir and Life Writing October 20 – 22.
Lots of love