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A writing week with the Arvon Foundation

A writing week with the Arvon Foundation

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a week away writing? I am an enormous fan of spending creative time away by yourself or with others on an organised writing holiday. So, I am really pleased to be sharing this fabulous guest post by writer, Hilary Smith. Hilary, who is co-author of a non-fiction book for primary school teachers published by Routledge, wanted to refresh her creative writing skills and so attended a residential writing week hosted by…

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10 Reasons why you should run a writing retreat

10 Reasons why you should run a writing retreat

Have you ever thought about running a writing retreat? There’s no doubt that retreats are great opportunity to do something different that your writers will love. We ran our first writing retreat in our tiny mountain village in Andalucia, Spain. The writers loved it. They got the opportunity to spend quality time in stunning surroundings exploring and developing new ideas whilst immersing themselves in writing their books. We got to add something exciting to our business model that makes us…

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Why I love using Local Writers and Bloggers to Emphasise Learning Points

Why I love using Local Writers and Bloggers to Emphasise Learning Points

Like many other areas, Bristol is blessed with lots of talented and competent writers to choose from. So, this week to inspire participants on the Develop Your Writing Skills course, we looked at blogging techniques through the work of local bloggers, writers and authors in Bristol. The learning The learning outcome for this session was to identify different types of blog posts and articles as part of the overall outcome of writing one. Explaining to participants how to write different…

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Retreat venue Spain; 5 reasons to choose Sierra Alta

Retreat venue Spain; 5 reasons to choose Sierra Alta

Five reasons to choose Apartamentos Sierra Alta as a venue for your retreat in Spain When it comes to choosing accommodation or a retreat venue in Spain, you could be spoilt for choice, so how do you go about making a decision?  You want your guests to be comfortable and get the Wow! factor in a special location. Since 2013 our friends and family have been staying in these wonderful apartments nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra de…

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Creating a welcome pack; Why I love to shop locally on retreat

Creating a welcome pack; Why I love to shop locally on retreat

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a retreat host in Spain, I provide a welcome pack for my guests. In reality, it’s not just a welcome pack. It’s a lovingly thought-out and carefully planned display of fresh and scrumptious goodies waiting to be tucked into. It adds a wow factor for the guest and provides me with an inadvertent opportunity to build relationships. Market Vs Supermarket Of course, I could just pop into a large supermarket, saving myself time and…

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