Writers HQ are holding a Writers’ Retreat in Portsmouth on Saturday 18th November, so what happens at a Writers’ HQ retreat? Writing, and lots of it. You’ll spend the day in a room with a bunch of writers, limitless caffeine and no Internet. They’ll help you set your personal writing goal for the day and longer term and talk about your successes and blocks.
And then you write. And write. And write. As a small group you’ll write in short and then increasingly longer bursts called sprints, which are punctuated by stretches of legs, cups of something hot, and a delicious but mildly coma-inducing lunch. As well as writing there’ll also be a score board, gold stars, general silliness and supportive competitiveness that will help you reach your targets, break you out of your bad habits, and get your writing moving.
No distractions. No excuses. Just writing.
The retreat runs from 10am to 4pm at Portsmouth Friendship Centre and spaces at the retreat are £35. You can find out much more and book your place HERE.
Portsmouth’s Writers’ Retreats are run by local writer Poppy O’Neil who is a writer of short stories and non-fiction with a novel in the pipe-line. She’s studying for an MA in creative writing at the University of Chichester. She’s been long listed for the Bristol Prize and the Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her first book of children’s nonfiction will be published by Summersdale in spring 2018.