Our next Retreat is in SW FRANCE

Monday 29th April to Thursday 2nd May 2019

Is there a book in you? Do you have a great story to tell, but just don't know how to get started?
Then this amazing retreat is perfect for you.

Over three and a half days in the beautiful Charente in SW France, we guarantee to get you writing with our unique blend of teaching and coaching techniques.

Together, we will explore and demystify exactly what will turn your compelling story into a great read.

Developed over the last three years, Awakening The Writer Within, covers topics which include:

• How to Generate Ideas and Combat Writer’s Block
• Creating Characters
• Establishing Genre through Setting and Tone
• Story Arcs and Plot Twists 
• Experimenting with Point of View 
• Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone
• Establishing a Writing Routine
• Publishing Opportunities and Choices

and much more besides….
What we guarantee is that we will get you writing. 

Awakenings: An Anthology of New Writing

We are inviting submissions now for possible inclusion in our first anthology.  Have  a look at our Submissions Page, where you can find full details . When you are ready to submit, you can pay for your entry and send in your work here. Please make sure you include your Paypal ID number with your submission.


Have you always wanted to write, but never found the time or confidence? Are you a writer seeking inspiration?


We are delighted to offer the opportunity to enjoy beautiful, inspiring locations that are sure to fire your imagination and let your creativity flow.

Available in Yorkshire & Southern France.


We are now inviting submissions for consideration for our first anthology, which will be published in October 2019.

Find out how to submit your work by going to our Submissions page, and when you are ready you  can pay for your entry and submit your work  via email or here.


Contact us if you are looking for individual support for your writing.



What others have said about our workshops, courses and retreats

"It couldn't have been better! You and Clara make a harmonious team, your preparation paid off spectacularly, and the breadth and depth of content was just what I wanted"


"The two of you as a partnership have something very special to give and I especially appreciated the extremely kind and sensitive way you made everyone feel they had something worthwhile to contribute without any pressure"


"I can't wait to join another adventure with you two"


"You both helped me so much. I learned an amazing amount and walked away really inspired to do more writing"