5-9th May 2016, Retreats for You, Sheepwash, Devon
£595 FOR 4 NIGHTS FULL BOARD (Only 4 rooms left)
This 4-night writing retreat will help you to create literary fiction that keeps readers turning the page while also exploring depth of character and the world you’re creating and shining a light on the human condition. There will be two masterclasses with award-winning author, MJ Hyland, and a workshop with me, Amanda Saint.
The retreat starts on Thursday and we leave on Monday. During that time there will be two three hour masterclasses with MJ Hyland, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, on how to write literary fiction novels and short stories. The classes will cover plot, character, voice, point of view and prose. MJ Hyland will also be reviewing 500 words of work from each writer that comes on the retreat and giving feedback during the sessions.
On the Friday there will be a three hour workshop with me looking at extracts from some of the most popular writers in the literary fiction genre today and doing some exercises to see how we can learn from their work.
Outside of classes, the time is yours to read, write, walk and enjoy the special experience that is Retreats for You, which is in Deb and Bob’s home – an old, rambling thatched cottage. There are great walks all around in the stunning Devon countryside and a country pub just on the other side of the village square. Deb is a marvelous cook who makes you feel completely at home and pampered during your stay, even putting hot water bottles in your bed every night.
There are only 5 spaces available so book quickly to avoid disappointment! Email me to book a space.
What’s included in the cost for the retreat?
Travel is not included in the cost and the nearest mainline train station is Exeter St David’s. If you will be travelling by public transport let me know when booking and I can arrange a lower cost taxi for you from the station to the retreat.
Email me to book a space.