Writing and Spa Retreat

Coming again in 2020

Finish your Novel and get it Published

Have you got a half-finished Novel or Autobiography?

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Immerse Yourself in Your Writing


When?  Sat-Sun, 14th-15th September 2019

Where?  Chevin Country Park Hotel, Otley, Leeds, LS21 3NU

Cost?  Early Bird Offer £295 (saving of £50 for your fully inclusive residential writing retreat) 

£100 deposit before 30 June to secure place.  Limited non-residential places available (£195)

What?  Ten (optional) Tutored Workshops as follows:


Keeping the Pages Turning - ensuring an engaging story

Bringing your Story to an End - the climax and resolution - tying up loose ends

The Stages of Editing - polishing your manuscript until it shines

Your Submission Package - presenting your work, writing your synopsis and cover letter

Traditional Publishing - pitching to a literary agent and publisher

Critiquing and Writing Buddies- peer assessment and supporting each other

Self/Independent Publishing - An alternative route to writing success

Overcoming Writing Obstacles - making more time and increasing writer confidence

The Many Roles of an Author - Advice with all the other 'hats' you'll have to wear (e.g. publicist, speaker)

Q&A Session - one-to-one time and a group session to air issues and ask individual questions


Booking Enquiry?  drop me a line

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The experience includes:

All Meals and Refreshments

Access to the spa and gym (including out door hot tub!)

Ten workshops (5 each day)

Writing 'Space' and one-to-one Tutor Session

Superior overnight accommodation

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Winter Space to Write

Following the success of the recent 'Space to Write' days I led, I am delighted to offer them again at the Chevin Lodge Hotel. 

Time for you to work on your individual writing projects, but with time offered with me, if you need it.

The days booked are all Sundays, (9:30 am to 4:30 pm) as follows:

October 13th,

November 17th,

December 15th,

January 19th.

Coming again in Spring 2020!


The cost of each Winter Writing Day will be £25.

  (If you want to book all four days and pay before the end of July, I will offer a £10 discount.)  

Please note this charge does not cover lunch or refreshments – however these will be available for purchase directly from the hotel.


Drop me a line if you would like your name added to the list