20-26 June 2019, Castillon, France. £775.00

Want to finish your novel? Kick your writing up to the next level? Julie Cohen’s tutor-led writing retreat is perfect for those who want to improve their writing while having time to get some words on the page. The mornings are dedicated to group and one-to-one work with you on your story, targeting your specific goals and areas for improvement, and the afternoons are time for you to write, revise, think, before reporting on your progress from the day. Julie will tailor the retreat to your individual needs, with the focus on practical work on an ongoing project. This retreat is suitable for writers at any level, from a writer working on their first book to authors who have already completed several manuscripts.
Intense one-to-one work on your novel in progress, tailored to your needs, with time to write in the afternoons in the idyllic setting of Chez Castillon. An absolutely amazing week.
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Contact Chez Castillon to book.

25-29 November 2019, Retreats for You, Sheepwash, Devon. £600, limited to five participants only.


17022185_1272812759453968_5304895019058616981_nWhether 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.


Here are some of the comments from writers who have been on my 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.

For more information or to book a place on these retreats, please contact Julie:


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