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Budding writers, is the voice in your head saying…

πŸ˜• I’m not writing enough.

πŸ˜• Everyone else is getting book deals and I’ve got nada.

πŸ˜• I’ve lost my creative spark.

But hey, you’re probably so tired that writing feels like another thing on your to-do list.

And sometimes it’s easier to imagine writing than to take the risk of actually doing it because… what if you have nothing to say?

I hear ya.

I want to let you in on a secret.


The longer you wait, the more you lose hope of getting started, which compounds the fear and perpetuates the cycle..

We’re going to break that cycle.

We’re going to sit down and write, have fun and reclaim your identity as a writer.

What to expect


✍🏻 Warm-up writing exercises

✍🏻 Mixture of journaling, fiction and poetry fun

✍🏻 Timed co-writing sprints

✍🏻 Creative chats, tips and pep talks

✍🏻 Beginners and experts welcome


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Β£111

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Or 3 x monthly instalments of Β£37

Join us on Friday 13th October, 10:00 – 12:30 BST on Zoom.

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This is for you if


βœ… You’ve got plenty of ideas but fear of failure holds you back

βœ… You’re constantly writing for work but never manage to carve out time to write for yourself

βœ… You know writing serves you mentally but don’t know how to start

βœ… Writing helps you make sense of the world

βœ… Writing feels like the one thing you were born to do

Retreat schedule


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Hello! A brief introduction from me and chance to get comfy.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Loosey goosey warm up – a few minutes of freeflow writing to stretch out your creative muscles.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Journaling question – a prompt to get you thinking more deeply about your life as a writer.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Break – top up your beverage and refill your snack station.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Fun with fiction – allow your imagination to roam free.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Experiment with poetry – let out your playful side, even if you’ve never tried poetry before.


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Creative chat – share your struggles, wins and get endless cheers from me and everyone in the group.



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Pay What You Can

As a customer, I’ve made use of some Pay What You Can offers recently so I wanted to repay the favour by doing the same with this retreat.

The beauty of Pay What You Can is that it allows you to contribute an amount that feels comfortable for you. There’s no fixed price for these spaces because I trust you to make a thoughtful and equitable contribution. No one else on the retreat will know that you’ve made use of this service.

How to apply: If you’re facing financial constraints, but want to take part in the retreat, email me at with the subject line ‘pay what you can retreat’ and I’ll send you the details.

The details


Join us on Friday 13th October, 10:00 – 12:30 BST on Zoom.


Your investment


πŸ‘‰πŸ» Β£111

OR πŸ‘‰πŸ» 3 x monthly instalments of Β£37


With my support, you could…


πŸŽ‰ Write that story

πŸŽ‰ Journal for the first time in months

πŸŽ‰ Explore that idea that you’ve had for years

πŸŽ‰ Create something that’s just for you

πŸŽ‰ Meet creative pals

πŸŽ‰ Bring some joy to your weekend

“I feel like I find my tribe every time I join and it’s such a wonderful feeling to have”

– Rochelle

“Thank you Fiona for creating such a safe and encouraging space to write and be creative and to just be yourself!”


– Erin

Why I created this retreat


For a decade I worked 50+ hour weeks in various jobs I hated. I thought a career in creativity was pipe dream. A lost cause. A total impossibility.

I thought to become a writer I’d have to go back to university or get an unpaid internship to get my foot in the door.

But hard work and consistent writing can change everything.

This course is a way for me to pass on what I’ve learned to the eager yet disheartened writers of the world. You deserve to bring your creation to life!

I’m not gonna upload my CV for ya, but here are the highlights:

  • I’ve written for major publications including Refinery29, Grazia, Metro and Reader’s Digest
  • I’ve published two books and a few mental health zines
  • I love creative writing
  • I have no formal qualifications in writing (which is kind of cool when you think about it)