Spring Space to Write 2020
Following the success of the 'Space to Write' days, I am delighted to offer them again at the Chevin Lodge Hotel. (venue and dates provisional)
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:
The cost of each Winter Writing Day will be £30 (or £100 for all four if booked and paid for before 31/1/2020)
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
Writing for Empowerment Retreat
Creative Writing and Life Coaching Weekend
Take a Weekend 'out' to consider your past, present and future through your writing
Enjoy the empowering and cathartic experience of writing from your life with Maria Stephenson, (Author, Poet, Creative Writing Teacher,) and Ali Standen (Life Coach and Novelist.)
Join us over two days (non-residential) to develop your writing skills and gain greater clarity and insight of yourself and your life.
We will help you capture your unique stories and memories through your writing.
You will be supported to identify and set personal and writing goals for the future.
To be held in Harrogate, the beautiful heart of Yorkshire
When? Sat-Sun, 18th to 19th April 2020
Where? Yorkshire Hotel, Prospect Place, Harrogate, HG1 1LA
Cost? £220 (inclusive of meals, refreshments, activities and workshops)
What? Tutored Workshops, and more, as follows:
Life Coaching Techniques to help move you towards achieving your goals and dreams.
Rainy Day Letter to Self A letter from your happy, positive self to read back on a not-so-good day.
Your Unique Story What stories have you got to share and who would you want to share them with?
Mindfulness Mindfully responding to your environment and being in the here and now through your writing.
Where are you now? Using a detached 3rd person viewpoint to consider your life as it currently is.
Leaving the Past Behind Using the past tense to consign a past event to where it belongs.
Goal Mapping Creating a visual plan of where you want to be.
Diary from your Decades Revising a photograph from each of your 'decades' to create a diarised account.
Questions? drop us a line today!
Or to book your place, download the booking form here
Independent Publishing and Spa Retreat
Do you have a Completed Book?
Cut Out the 'Gatekeepers.' Get your Work in Front of Your Readers
When? Sat-Sun, 11th-12th September 2020
Where? Chevin Country Park Hotel, Otley, Leeds, LS21 3NU (provisional)
Cost? Early Bird Offer £310 (saving of £50 for your fully inclusive residential writing retreat) £360 full price
£100 deposit before 30 June to secure place. Limited non-residential places available (£210) £260 full price
What? Ten Tutored Workshops as follows:
This writing retreat will demystify the process of publishing your book through Amazon and getting it directly in front of an army of readers. Many writers are now choosing the freedom of publishing their own work and making all their own decisions. Through Kindle Direct Publishing, a royalty of 70% can be achieved.
Formatting your Book - ensuring your manuscript is print-ready
Opening a KDP account - step by step
Creation of Amazon platform - setting up your author and book pages on Amazon
Creation of your book cover - synthesising image, font, colour and blurb for an eye-catching cover
Your Book as an e-book - making your book available for sale on Kindle
Your book as a paperback - making your book available for print on demand
The Legalities - setting up tax and selling in other countries
Using Amazon advertisements - The way to maximise your book sales
Other Ways of Getting your book in front of readers - audio, website, social media, Facebook ads
Q&A Session group session to air issues and ask individual questions
Booking Enquiry? drop me a line
The experience includes:
All Meals and Refreshments
Access to the spa and gym (including out door hot tub!)
Ten workshops (5 each day)
Superior overnight accommodation