“Every writer I know has trouble writing”
Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22
You need time and space to write, we run writing retreats. A match made in heaven?
We’re new in town, and we’d like to say hello with a discount…
A one-day writing retreat?
Writers need headspace, to escape distraction. How can you get into your project properly if your head is full of the things you ‘should’ be doing or you’re on social media every 3.8 minutes?
Writing retreats are amazing, but it isn’t always practical or financially possible to take a week away just to write.
A day though? Most of us can give ourselves a day, and that’s long enough to get a LOT done if you focus.
How does it work?
Basically we lock you in a room all day and make you write. Mwahahahahahahahaha!
The main thing to know is that it’s all about writing time for you. There aren’t any classes, workshops, reading sessions or feedback. This is about you sitting down and actually writing. No excuses.
You’ll get a goal-setting sheet beforehand to help you make the most of the time. When you arrive, you’ll be met by Annie, our host in Newcastle. She’ll welcome the group and run through brief introductions, then you sit down and start writing (/editing/researching/plotting, or whatever else you’ve decided is most useful). There are power points for your laptops, you’ll have access to tea, coffee and plenty of snacks, and we’ll also feed you lunch.
There’s something about being in a room filled with other writers, all tapping away, that makes you want to work. You’ll walk away at the end of the day looking smug, having made real progress on your writing.
Where is it?
Space Six, Floor Six, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. It’s within a few minutes’ walk of Newcastle Central Station, Eldon Square Bus Station and a number of Metro stations (Monument is closest).
What’s the cancellation policy?
If you need to change or cancel a one-day retreat, you’ll need to do so at least a fortnight ahead of your booked retreat date. We’re a very small company, and the closer it gets to the retreat date the harder it is to find a replacement for you. If you find you’re not able to come after the deadline, you’re welcome to give/sell your spot to another writer – just drop us an email.
It it wheelchair-accessible?
I’m really sorry, but no. I would love to run more accessible retreats, and if you have suggestions for accessible venues, please let me (Charlie) know at email@example.com.