Saturday, 5 October 2013

Writing Retreat in Phuket - Kicks off NaNoWriMo!




Are you working on a novel, desperately trying to 'find' time to write and never quite
The retreat will take place at the quaint and peaceful 
Baan Chayna Hotel in Surin Beach. 
getting there? 

As most of you know, november is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I've decided to kick it off with a writers retreat. You don't have to be a NaNoWri-mer, only a writer looking for support and inspiration... and a little quiet time to write!
Here's the plot... 

Surround yourself with other fiction writers who are equally as determined to get writing! It's the perfect jump start because - 
  • you'll participate in interactive workshops that spark creativity
  • there will be guaranteed solitary writing time 
  • you'll be in tranquil, remote surroundings that will help clear your mind
  • inspiration will abound breaking through even the worst writers block 
  • your word count will soar every day
If you've never done NaNoWriMo, maybe this can be your first year, but it's not required. All that's required is that you have a work in progress, whether it's an idea, an outline or even a few pages or chapters. The goal is to help you move the process along.

The retreat includes daily workshops along with time for solitary writing and a few fun activities thrown in for extra inspiration! 

I will be facilitating discussions on plot and character development, point of view, dialogue, and establishing your author platform.

I'm thrilled to be joined by guest facilitator:

Jo Parfitt, who has written 30 books (published by a range of publishers), is a journalist, teacher, editor and publisher and mentors others to write and publish books and articles. Her company Summertime Publishing was founded in 1997 and she has helped more than 150 authors get published. Her sessions will help you overcome writers block and show you how to add SPICE to your writing.

For more information visit here. I'd be happy to send you a full schedule and registration information. Just email me at anne@globalwritingsolutions.com

2 comments:

Lynda said...

This sounds amazing! Wish I could come. Have fun!

Anne OConnell said...

Hey Lynda! I wish you could too. Maybe next year!