Write Time day retreats

Our first ever guest post comes from Karen Miller, founder of Write Time: Write Time Retreats: Come and write! Are you writing? In his last writing advice post, The most important thing you need to know Andy declared: To be a writer, you have to write. So are you writing? I?m not. I?m a very busy person (honest!) and champion procrastinator. If you are writing, how?s that going? Are you struggling to find the time / space / peace and quiet to really get going on your latest project? If so, maybe I can help. Write Time Retreats I?m setting up one-day writing retreats in Birmingham, under the catchy name of Write Time, to facilitate writers, including myself, to actually sit down and write. Here?s how it works: Monthly-ish on either a Saturday or a Sunday I?ll be at the Moseley Exchange in Birmingham writing. The idea is that you bring your laptop, you bring your ideas and you join me. There are no writing lessons and I won?t be asking you to read your work out to the group. For ?30.00 you?ll get hot drinks, lunch, cake and 6 hours of peace and quiet to write in and by the end of the day you?ll leave tired but chuffed because you will have written ? a lot! If you are already thinking Write Time is for you that?s brilliant! The first two retreats are being held between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 21st April 2013 and you can book your place on my website http://writetimebham.wordpress.com/ A bit more information: One-day retreats started in London.… One-day writing retreats are the brainchild of Charlie who runs Urban Writers? Retreats in London and you can find out much more about the philosophy behind the retreats on her blog. I never got around to attending one of Charlie?s London retreats mainly because they are in London…..Charlie did hold a retreat in a library in Nottingham however, which I did go to and it was wonderful! I wrote all day. I left feeling amazing because I hadn?t written anything creative for too long but on that day in September I had actually done some writing! The writing itch, the guilt, the fear was silenced. Who are the retreats aimed at? – Procrastinators ? those who want to write but never seem to get around to it! – Very busy people with work or family commitments that prevent them from writing – Writers who have been writing, just not at the moment….. – Writers who are fitting in short daily writing sessions but you could do with a day to get a few thousands down to give a project a boost What will you get out of a Write Time Retreat? – peace and quiet, no distractions – a whole day dedicated solely to writing – small group support – the sound of others tapping away beside you and some lovely people to chat with over lunch – lunch, hot drinks all day and cake or biscuits to keep you going – freedom to work on whatever you need (nobody is going check!) – access to books, creative writing exercises and prompts if you get stuck Book now! For more information and to book your place on the retreats on Saturday 23rd March and / or Sunday 21st April 2013 visit: http://writetimebham.wordpress.com/. You can also follow me on twitter @writetimebham. Thank you for reading this! I hope to meet you soon……