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We will help you learn to write fiction that shines 

Nobody comes to writing fiction just knowing how to do it. We all need to learn the craft. Here at The Writing Retreat, we will help you to: 

  • Acquire the skills you need to be a confident writer
  • Relax in the knowledge that your writing reads well
  • Feel in charge of your writing and your storylines
  • Enjoy being in control of your story's structure
  • Write to a professional publishable standard

We've been doing this a long time, and we know we can help you grow as a writer. Whatever stage of your journey you're at – beginner, intermediate or advanced – we will be with you every step of the way. 

 

New to writing fiction? 

Try these Beginner offers:

  • Fundamentals of Character, Plot & Story
  • The Building Blocks of Fiction
  • The Hero's Journey
  • The 7 Stories
  • The Character Archetypes
  • Get to Grips With Point of View
  • Introduction to Point of View
  • One to One Support 

Been scribbling a while?

Try these Intermediate offers: 

  • How to Write a Tightly Structured Novel
  • Fundamentals of Character, Plot & Story
  • The Building Blocks of Fiction
  • Critique Group: Live & Tutor-led
  • Get to Grips With Point of View
  • The 7 Stories
  • One to One Support 
  • Manuscript Appraisal

Ready for publication?

Try these Advanced offers

  • How to Write a Tightly Structured Novel
  • Submission Packages to Agents & Publishers
  • Critique Group: Live & Tutor-led
  • One to One Support 
  • Manuscript Appraisal
  • Copyediting Service
  • Proofreading Service
Courses and Services

Residential Retreats and Workshops

We are making plans to resume our live events in Cornwall later this year, including residential retreats and shorter in-person workshops. To be kept abreast of latest developments, make sure you're subscribed to our news and you'll be the first to know when events go live. 

Events in Cornwall

Unsure about the best course of action to take?

If you think a quick chat would help you figure out the best way forward, just book a FREE 15 minute phone call using the link on the right to access our calendar. We're all on our individual writing paths, and we're happy to talk yours through with you and try to figure out how we can help. 

What some of our lovely clients say... 

Ellen McGarrahan - photo credit Alan Williams
Ellen McGarrahan

"With Kath and Jane's wise kind guidance I have learned all the aspects of craft. With The Writing Retreat I’ve learned it’s okay to call yourself a writer. It’s that belief I cherish most." 

Ella Walsworth-Bell
Ella Wallsworth-Bell

"Without The Writing Retreat I never would have progressed beyond the 'dreaming about writing' stage. Writing is a craft that anyone can learn, but not everyone can teach it."

Jill Tresedar
Jill Treseder

"The Writing Retreat's  course on novel structure was invaluable. I will never be a planner (tried it once, disaster) but I now have a strategy for rescuing myself from chaos."

Cass Grafton
Eve Collett

"My confidence and belief in my own ability soared with The Writing Retreat. I came away with a head full of new ideas. They're excellent teachers whose advice is invaluable."

Robin Falvey
Robin Falvey

"If you're looking for writing tuition, you really can't do better than Kath and Jane at The Writing Retreat. They are friendly and generous, and are extremely good teachers."

Eve Collett
Cass Grafton

"The Writing Retreat is one of the best investments I’ve made in my writing apprenticeship. I was battling with stumbling blocks on a novel I just couldn't finish. It's now published."

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