Discover a unique blend of personal writing time, 1-to-1 mentoring, exploratory writing workshops and nature-based activities to reenergise you and your writing project.
Designed specifically for those writing nonfiction, particularly business and self-help books, this retreat is also suitable for anyone who craves time, space, expert support, and to be in beautiful surroundings with a small group of like-minded people.
Nourish your mind, your soul and your body.
Explore, breathe, connect, laugh, and write more joyfully and powerfully than ever before.
Get ready to Write It Wild!
Alison Jones, publisher, podcaster and author of Exploratory Writing: Everyday magic for life and work and This Book Means Business: Clever ways to plan and write a book that works harder for your business, will introduce you to powerful exploratory writing techniques that will help you reconnect with your natural creativity and rediscover the sheer joy of writing.
Dawn Thomas, outdoor learning expert and wild swimmer, will lead nature experiences to complement and deepen your writing practice and reawaken your senses.
Monkton Wyld Court, a Grade II listed 19th-century Neo-Gothic rectory in an idyllic location in Dorset. A centre for sustainability, the mansion is surrounded by 11 acres of land, set in a secluded valley within walking distance of Lyme Regis and Dorset’s Jurassic coast. All food is locally sourced wherever possible, including milk, yoghurt and cheese from the Jersey cows on the site, homemade preserves and hand-pressed apple juice.
Accommodation is simple but comfortable in single-occupancy rooms, each with its own table for private writing. Or why not go really wild and camp out? (Bring your own tent!)
All meals are provided, and all dietary requirements accommodated, and weather permitting we'll end each day around the campfire. Because that's where the best conversations happen.