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Writers making scenes

Master the art & science of story

Course details

Your investment Retreat dates: 17 - 23 March 2024, all rooms single occupancy. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: €2557 Tuition going up to €2957 29 FEB. This masterclass is limited to 8 participants MAX. Not sure if this trip is for you? Contact me at, and we can set up a meeting to chat. To join us: - Place your non-refundable deposit of €600 (euros) below. - Remainder is due by 15 February WHAT'S INCLUDED: - Immersive writers retreat with interactive activities and exercises where you'll learn to build dynamic characters, show-stopping scenes and dialogue that sings - 6 nights' accommodation at a 900-year-old monastery, now a luxury hotel - 7 delicious breakfasts at the hotel to energise you for the day ahead - Five mouthwatering dinners at local haunts with your fellow writers - Two tours of Puglia that will teach you about the local history and traditions - One craft-making session with a local artisan - All course material so you can review and use long after the retreat - One or more one-on-one sessions with the facilitator WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: - Flights/trains to local airport/ train station - Meals and activities outside those specified WHAT YOU'LL TAKE HOME: - An unforgettable experience in an authentic part of Italy few outside the country know about - New friends and membership in a global writing community - Fully realised, three-dimensional characters - A revised scene with beginning, middle and end, conflict and dialogue - A concrete plan of attack for continuing your work after the retreat - A lifetime discount to all future Writing Grove courses and retreats

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation made more than 30 days of the start of the trip will be fully refunded (minus deposit and processing costs). Any cancellation made between 30 days and two weeks before the start of the retreat will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price, plus processing costs. Any cancellation made less than two weeks will result in total loss of funds.

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