Sussex Writing Retreats
We are so excited to welcome you to West Sussex Writing Retreats!
Nestled in the heart of the lush Sussex countryside, our retreats cover a range of topics delivered by industry experts, but also focus on your well-being and confidence.
We welcome writers at any stage of their journey, from just having a rough idea, or a desire to get some words down, to experienced authors looking to explore new creativity or kick start their confidence.
Your co-hosts, Daisy and Lisa are both novelists who are at different stages of their own writing journeys, and we will always be completely honest about our own experiences with agents, publishers, insider industry tips and more.
Alongside writing, we invite you to enjoy delicious, locally-sourced lunches, a full English cream tea and lots of daily treats, plus an optional yoga and stretch class on Day 1.
Time to relax, rewind and reset your creativity…
All food and drink, creative writing workshops, and 1-2-1 mentoring are included. Please note: On some retreats, there is a small additional charge for optional yoga classes, professional photography or VIP workshops.
Spaces are limited as we prefer to keep our groups small.
We hope to see you in 2022!
Daisy & Lisa x
July 8/9/10 2022
The Writing Bootcamp
This 3-day retreat is for you if you are nearly there with your manuscript and need extra help and a confidence boost to get it over the line.
We go straight in with preparing your submission package, first pages, writing the synopsis, killer first lines, tips and tricks to get your submission off that slush pile!
Learn who to submit to and how to craft an effective pitch/query letter.
Book your place on Day 1 only for £199
In the morning we crack on with your social media MOT, marketing and PR tips to get noticed as an author BEFORE your book is even winging its way to the agents/publishers.
In the afternoon we are delighted to welcome Special Guests screenwriters Hayley November and Debbie Moon, plus Executive Producer Steve November, for our afternoon Book to Film Workshop and Pitch session. Perfect for developing new skills, pitching a project, work in progress or creating something new with our amazing screenwriters, who will be answering your questions and guiding you through the process of pitching to production companies.
Book your place on Day 2 only for £199
Develop your manuscript, writing prompts and our English Cream Team.
Book your place on Day 3 only for £199
Book all 3 days with us for £499!
* Optional yoga every evening
** Optional professional headshots
Please note extra charges apply to these two options. Please inquire when booking.
The ‘Rediscover Your Creative Side’ Retreat
This 3 days retreat focuses on new beginnings and nurturing your confidence and well-being through writing.
This is time for you, away from the pressure of work, and family commitments to rediscover your creative side. Maybe a friend has told you you should write a book? Do you have a niggling idea for one that just won’t go away?
A gentle, fun retreat with special guest talks from screenwriter Hayley November, and BBC news correspondent Alastair Fee. Optional yoga and meditation every evening, and of course our English cream tea to finish on Day 3.
We might even squeeze in some Pimms and chat before the season’s turn and we say a proper goodbye to summer!
The ‘Spanish Siesta’ Retreat
A 4 day retreat focuses on new beginnings and nurturing your confidence and well-being through writing.
We love our rural retreats and are delighted to announce a possible option of booking a 4-day retreat in the beautiful village of Benidoleig, Spain.
Benidoleig is a municipality in the comarca of Marina Alta in the Valencian Community, Spain. Benidoleig is located in the Girona Valley of the Marina Alta area in Spain’s Costa Blanca.
If you would be interested in joining us for a Creative Writing Retreat in Benidoleig, to kick back, relax by the pool and enjoy creative writing workshops with Charley and Lisa please let us know and we will email you when we have further details.
Again, this will be a small group and the focus will be on developing your ideas, submitting your book to agents/publishers and working on what kind of author you want to be