Writing Retreat

We writers generally work as solitary people. We may see our family and friends regularly but connecting face-to-face with other writers only happens at workshops, writing groups or a writing retreat. What a privilege it was at the end of May to get away to a beautiful spot on the Yorkshire Moors not far from Huddersfield and share a few days with like-minded people, writing and encouraging one another.

We had a great three and a half days away at Westwood Christian Centre in a remote part of the Yorkshire Moors not far from Huddersfield. A converted church, it consisted of five very comfortable flats, two meeting rooms and a large, well stocked kitchen.
My thanks go to our great team of workshop leaders who led sessions on fiction, journalism, children’s writing, poetry and the very important topic of online promotion. All this was extremely useful of course, but even better was the opportunity to share with others our writing journeys – our acceptances and rejections and the way ahead.
This was my first ever writing retreat and I can’t wait now for the next!

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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