This event is the one that was postponed from November 2020. Julie already has a big list of people wanting to come, but do contact us direct (not Julie this time) if you want to go on the waiting list, as someone may drop out. We will be handling the logistics for the bookings for Julie this time.
UPDATE – At time of writing it looks like this is moving till April 26th – 30th 2021. Please enquire for the latest.
Great news for anyone wanting a superb mentor. Fiction expert Julie Cohen is returning with her Workshop at Retreats For You in April 2021!
A whole week Monday to Friday with the talented book doctor herself.
Click this link for more information – includes tutorial, one to one, analysis of your work, and if needed optional ongoing help. Plus the usual full board including wine at dinner, own room, and doggy therapy, or if you prefer you can email us for more information on this and other future events [email protected]
Julie is one of the best in the business, and helped the brilliant AJ Pearce get her book deal for charming debut novel Dear Mrs Bird, released as a lead launch with Picador. Who knows, the next time it may be you!
Whether you’re writing your first novel or your twentieth, Julie Cohen’s guided retreat is time for you to write, reflect, and hone your novel to the best it can be. Julie will give individual feedback on each writer’s work in the mornings; the afternoons are free for you to write, walk, or find inspiration in the beautiful countryside; evenings are time to share work and conversation in front of the fire. This residential retreat is ideal for those who want some time for a special project, and to take their writing to the next level.
£600, limited to five participants only.
Here are some of the comments from writers who have been on Julie’s retreats:
I found my one-to-one with Julie really useful. I really like that she doesn’t just say ‘No, you can’t do that’ or pat people on the head and tell them it’s brilliant. It feels like a genuine conversation about how to develop an idea.
I thought the retreat went really well and the venue, content and organisation were spot on. The balance of group talks and time to write was perfect.
I haven’t met anyone who has been on any of Julie’s courses and not been really thrilled and inspired, and, more often than not, more successful following it.
You feel quite cocooned and sort of protected and I think that’s a bit of magic if people are needing to dig deep to fix their novels, or push on, or just find the wood from the trees.
It was really good to have a mix of people all writing completely different things, as it was very interesting to see what challenges their particular books and genres posed.