November 2019 – The Craft of Writing

17-22 November 2019

For our autumn retreat we return to Rosemerryn, the inspirational house set in ancient woodland near Lamorna Cove.We held our very first retreat here in November 2014 and we are delighted to return to it for our fifth anniversary.

Our popular Craft of Writing weeks are designed to develop skills in using point of view, creating effective settings, writing strong dialogue, and using ‘show and tell’. You will end the week buzzing with new ideas and skills to take away.


Morning workshops focus on a different aspect of craft each day, and you can book an hour-long slot with each of the two resident tutors during the week. In these one-to-one sessions, you can receive feedback on your work, brainstorm ideas, unravel a tricky plot point or discuss your writing challenges and aspirations; it’s entirely up to you.

All activities are optional. If you wish to simply bury yourself in your project, relax, read or go for long walks with your notebook, you are welcome to do just that. You can come up for air and enjoy good company and delicious home cooked food at meal times.

We are delighted to announce that Jen Alexander, the ‘free-range writer’, will be our mid-week guest author for this retreat, her third visit to Rosemerryn. Jen will join us for dinner on Tuesday evening and provide insight into her own writing journey. On Wednesday morning Jen will run a workshop on the dos and dont’s of writing dialogue.

To book your place please use the form here. Please read our terms and conditions here.