Early-bird booking rate is just £595 until 14th November. After that the price goes up to £625.
Join us for a 4 night retreat, from Monday to Friday. As well as a masterclasses with novelist, short story writer and Retreat West founder, Amanda Saint, you’ll get an hour’s 1-1 with her to talk through your work, and time to yourself to write and enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside. There are 6 rooms available.
The retreat will feature 3 morning classes looking at how to create characters that your readers never forget and how to tie in their emotional journey with your plot, the landscape and setting, and your novel’s themes. Using a mix of psychology and exercises you will get to know your characters inside out so you’ll know how they will react to everything you throw at them.
The cost includes:
- all classes and the 1-1 with Amanda Saint
- 4 nights in your own room with a writing desk and lamp
- three delicious home-cooked meals a day (vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free can all be catered for)
- snacks, unlimited tea and coffee and wine in the evening.
Your room also has fluffy towels, a robe and slippers, adjustable heating, wifi, a hairdryer, and your own kettle to make hot drinks.
The house has a big living room with a woodburner to gather round in the evenings for readings and chats; a mini home gym in the new studio; 2 bathrooms, stocked with bubbles, scrubs, shampoos and lotions; laundry facilities; wellies, jackets, fleeces and slankets to borrow; a piano; electronic massage chair; many different places to sit and write; a library of books to borrow including a ‘how to write’ section; and two friendly labradors to hang out with.
The cost does not include travel and you’ll need to arrange this yourself. The nearest mainline train station is Exeter and if you’re driving there is free parking outside the house.
If you’d like to come then a £150 deposit is needed to reserve a space.