Join in Jan

Join in Jan

Happy new year to you! 2018 was a great year for Retreat West and our growing community. It’s been a joy to see so much excellent writing make its way to us, so thank you! With lots planned for 2019, it promises to be another outstanding year and we will continue providing encouragement and support as well as opportunities to get your writing published.

With the new year, we’ve brought some changes to Author Membership. First, there is the addition of two new membership tiers (Diamond and Platinum), making it easier than ever to find the option that meets your writing needs! We’ve also updated the benefits, adding manuscript feedback. So make sure you check the complete list of benefits in the Author Membership section before deciding the right tier for you!

Amanda will be starting a new group Start Your Novel course for up to 12 writers at the end of January. And to kick things off in style, we’re offering the course for
half price to new and old members
alike! In the six-week online course, starting on 31st January 2019, you’ll plan, plot and outline your novel, while getting to know your characters and the world they live in. Making the writing of your first draft quicker and easier. Find out lots more here.

To complete our Join in Jan offer, we’ll also be awarding random prizes to new signups! They include:

To be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, all you have to do is sign up for a new membership by 31st January 2019.

Thank you to everyone in our writing community and here’s to another great year!

Spring Sale! Discounted courses and critiques!

The Spring Sale is here!

Great discounts on courses and critiques...

Until Sunday 14th May there are discounts on:


Online 8 Month Novel Course 1-1   SAVE £100

This course will take you from idea to short first draft in just 8 months with help all the way through a mix of online course content, 1-1 mentoring via phone and email, and feedback on work as you go along. You’ll also get a full editorial report at the end to go away and start your edit with. Just £850 pay in full and £900 on the installment plan. Get all the course info here.
Pay in Full Installments

Full Novel Review   SAVE £100

Get a detailed feedback report and tracked changes and comments on your manuscript (up to 85K words) for just £350.
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Submission Package Review   SAVE £50

Before you send it out to agents and publishers give your submission package the best chance it can have by getting it reviewed first. Get detailed feedback and advice on improving your first 3 chapters (up to 10K words), synopsis, and cover letter. Just £115.
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