Make a deeper commitment to the writing life

Monday August 31st - Saturday September 5th 2020

Totleigh Barton

Have you ever cheated on your novel? What does it take to get to the end of a long writing project in one piece, and still in love? Novels are like relationships; they take commitment, and this course will help you conquer the self-doubt and endless distraction that gets in the way of would-be stories that the world might really need. Structured time alone with your project will be supported by the presence of other people who are doing exactly the same thing as you are, and professional feedback will be on hand from seasoned writers who understand that the journey is tough but also achievable. Participants are invited to send 1,000 words for us to read in advance to by Friday 31 July.

Single room price: £815



Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

What is a Tutored Retreat?

Tutored retreats are for more experienced writers, not beginners. The focus is on space to progress with your current work, plus in-depth support from two tutors available for one-to-one tutorials. Unlike our normal open courses, there are no workshops. Instead you will have four one-to-one tutorials, two with each tutor, as opposed to two on normal courses. A mid-week guest will read on Wednesday. On the last day you will all share your writing with a celebratory reading in the evening.



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