Write Every Day
Daily practice to kickstart your creative writing
Writing is a wonderful way to explore personal creativity, and whatever writing you want to do a daily practice will enhance your skill and confidence. Fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose, remove yourself from your comfort zone and explore a unique path to finding your own individual voice with the help of this book.
Write Every Day encourages beginners and established writers alike to stretch their metaphorical wings through a daily writing practice, exploring different aspects, styles and genres through creative prompts and exercises. Twelve explicit sections range across voice, narrative, plot, structure, point of view, characterisation, dialogue, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose and memoir to help writers focus and develop their own writing.
Published by Hardie Grant, 2020
“And what is this writing, anyway, as a human activity or as a vocation, or as a profession, or as a hack job, or perhaps even as an art, and why do so many people feel compelled to do it?” Margaret Atwood
Summer 2021 [TBC]
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all retreats for 2020 have been postponed.
Writing retreat at Las Chimeneas in the Alpujarran village of Mairena, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Take time out to explore, develop and craft your own writing practice on retreat at this beautiful and peaceful Spanish location, epitomised by Bloomsbury writer Gerald Brenan in his 1957 literary memoir South from Granada.
The retreat offers a creative space for a concentrated daily writing practice, with one-to-one feedback, and group opportunities to share and discuss writing development. Whether you want to focus on memoir, fiction or non-fiction writing, poetry or prose, this retreat provides an opportunity to create the time and space to focus on your own writing.
Prior to the retreat, each participant will be invited to submit a piece of writing along with an outline of their individual aims for the week, in order to develop, extend or problem solve some aspect of their writing practice.
The provision of a supported environment at Las Chimeneas allows the freedom to write, whether or not you want to pursue publication, and can provide either a first step into committed writing or a final push to completion.
The location offers a tranquil space in beautiful dwellings, with home-baked bread and delicious meals produced
from the abundant local produce. There is a small pool in a relaxing courtyard, free Wifi connection
in some areas of the accommodation, good connections via Almeria and Malaga airports, plus all the benefit of
experienced hosts David and Emma who have lived in the area for over 20 years.
“If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet,
you must be the one to write it.”