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Online Structured Writing Retreat
2.5 days or 1.5 days
22-24 May, 2024

€88  or €66 / 12 places / Zoom

I create and hold a distraction-free and supportive writing space.

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You push your writing project ahead on your terms and with confidence.

Writers of all stripes are welcome! Whether you're an academic or researcher, an editor or translator, a fiction or non-fiction writer, or a multi-language author writing in a language other than English, the need for focus, structure, healthy writing practice and supportive community is the same.

RETREAT BENEFITS
  • Time and space to set ambitious but realistic writing goals

  • Accountability and support in a safe online writing space

  • Room to discuss writing challenges, assess outcomes and celebrate achievements

  • Ample protected writing time (nearly 11 hours) interspersed with wellness breaks so you remain energized

  • Opportunity for incidental learning through community discussion of writing practice

 

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS

 

"The structured, supportive environment helped me break down my project into smaller manageable goals. I appreciated learning about how to best match my energy levels to different writing tasks for a more focused, sustainable writing practice."

"The structured sessions and reflection help me to focus on what is important and helps me find what I value in my own writing process."

"Love the community! It makes a difference to be able to vent, bounce ideas off each other and celebrate small victories together. "

"This workshop increased my productivity and my enjoyment of writing."

THE AGENDA

Note all timings are Madrid time. Please adjust for your time zone as needed.

Full retreat = Days 1-3

Express retreat = Days 1-2

Day 1 (16.00-18.00)

  • 16.00-16.30      Welcome and goal-setting for the retreat

  • 16.30-17.30      Writing (1 hr)

  • 17.30-18.00      Assessment; next steps

 

Day 2 (9.45-18.00)

  • 09.45-10.00      Check-in & goal-setting

  • 10.00-11.30      Writing (1.5 hr)

  • 11.30-12.00      Morning break (30 min)

  • 12.00-13.30      Writing (1.25 hr) + check-in (15 min)

  • 13.30-14.45      Movement/lunch break

  • 14.45-16.15      Writing (1.5 hr)

  • 16.15-16.45      Afternoon break (30 min)

  • 16.45-17.45      Writing (1 hr)

  • 17.45-18.00      Assessment; next steps

 

Day 3 (9.45-16.30)

  • 09.45-10.00      Check-in & goal-setting

  • 10.00-11.30      Writing (1.5 hr)

  • 11.30-12.00      Morning break (30 min)

  • 12.00-13.30      Writing (1.25 hr) + check-in (15 min)

  • 13.30-14.45      Movement/lunch break

  • 14.45-16.00      Writing (1.25 hr) 

  • 16.00-16.30      Taking stock & thinking ahead

 

THE STRUCTURE

My retreats are based on the structured writing retreat model developed by Rowena Murray, adapted to the online context. Ample, focused writing time is supported by movement and meal breaks and opportunities to discuss your writing practice and progress with the community of writers. My job as facilitator is to create and hold this safe and supportive environment so you can make measurable, satisfactory progress on your writing project.

Research shows that structured writing sessions

  • provide dedicated time and space for writing by encouraging participants to intentionally and purposefully disengaging from other tasks

  • create accountability by asking writers to share and assess their goals

  • create a sense of connectedness among writers, making them a safe space to discuss writing challenges

  • promote writer wellbeing by alleviating feelings of isolation

 

(see Murray and Newton 2009; Stevenson 2020)

TICKET OPTIONS

Choose your ticket. Prices include all applicable taxes.

Full retreat (2.5 days)

  • 10.25 hours writing time

  • €88

Express retreat (1.5 days)

  • 6.25 hours writing time

  • €66

WHAT IF I CAN'T STAY THE WHOLE TIME?

Retreating from home or the office comes with certain challenges. If you need to miss a session or duck out early, that's perfectly okay.

 

WHAT IF THERE ARE NO SPACES LEFT?

I can put you on the waiting list.

CANCELATION POLICY
  • You can cancel your booking and receive a full refund (minus a processing fee of €20) up to 7 days before the retreat starts.

  • You can cancel your booking and receive a 50% refund up to 3 days before the retreat starts. After that point, I can't process refunds but I can give you credit for an upcoming retreat within the next 6 months.

  • If you'd like to transfer your booking to another person, you may do so up to 48 hours prior to start. Send me an email and we'll sort out the details.

HOW DO I PREPARE?

Once you've booked your spot, you'll receive some guidance on preparing your writing project, your physical retreat space and tips for getting the most out of your investment in your writing.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

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Structured Writing Retreat 

22-24 May 2024

2.5 or 1.5 days

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If none of the above dates or formats work for you, you can let me know your time and format preferences. I'll do my best to accommodate as many people as I can.

If you'd like me to facilitate a structured writing retreat for your department, research group, faculty or institution, get in touch and we'll discuss your needs.

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