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Bali Writing Retreat

September 11 - September 16

**ON HOLD UNTIL AIR TRAVEL RESUMES INTERNATIONALLY**

Want to come to Bali to write your book?

Ubud has been host to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival for the past 15 years, which suggests that it’s a great location to inspire and motivate creative energy. Within 10 minutes of checking into this retreat, you’ll realise this is true.

Close your eyes and you feel it vibrate through your body: the creative hum. It synchronises you to the tranquillity that life can offer, opens you up to your imagination, and allows you to become the person you need – and want – to be.

This is not just about finding yourself as a writer, but escaping the unrelenting demands of everyday life, and spoiling yourself for a week of reinvigoration. Enjoy a massage and have those knots ironed from your muscles. Get yourself limber and focused with yoga. Or simply lie by the pool and relax.

Give yourself permission to find the person you want to be, and the writer you aspire to become.

 

DON’T WAIT TOO LONG, THIS WILL BOOK OUT QUICKLY! I only take a small group of up to 8 people.

This immersive retreat will allow you the space and time to get really stuck into your book project. With the right planning you could write the whole book in the 24 hours allowed for writing. These are the topics we will cover:

Your home for the week, nestled in the hills of Ubud
    • The writing process
    • How to structure your book
    • Good writing practice
    • The editing process
    • Refining your book pitch
    • How to fund your project
    • The publishing process
    • Marketing you & your book
    • Your author platform
    • Blogging for writers
    • Your book launch
    • Getting book reviews
    • GLOBAL book distribution
    • Selling your book

 

 

‘Forced and welcome relaxation … has centred and focused my view. I now have structure and motivation to finish this book before the next year is through. Thank you to Blaise and the writers congregation who have helped me find commitment anew …’
– Alex Screen, November 2019 Retreat Participant

 

This six-day program will transform your writing life. Join this small group (maximum of 10) in Bali 8–13 June 2019 at the gorgeous Sankara Suites & Villas, Ubud.

 

The Program

Sankara Bar & Pool – for writing inspiration
Friday 11 September
    • 2–4pm Guests check in and settle into rooms
    • 4–6pm Welcome and group discussion
    • Writing Session 1 Purge the fear
    • 6.30–9.00 Welcome dinner at Sacred Rice

 

Saturday 12 September
    • 7.00–8.00am: Morning activity/yoga
    • **Optional, walk/yoga/meditation/sleep
    • 8–9am Breakfast
    • 9–10.30am: Writing Session 2 Intention & the Call to Adventure
    • 10.30–1pm: Writing Session 3 Conflict
    • 11am Coffee break
    • 1.00–5.00pm Writing/Optional Activities Daily
    • 5.00–6.00pm Debrief
    • 7.00–9.00pm: Dinner

 

Sunday 13 September
    • 7.00–8.00am: Breakfast
    • 8.00–12pm: Visit Rice Terraces & Tirta Empul Holy waters
    • 12pm–2pm Lunch at Indus Restaurant
    • 2.30–4pm: Writing session 4 Writing Real Characters
    • 4pm–5.30pm: Writing Session 5 A Sense of Place
    • 5.30 onwards Writing/Dinner

 

Monday 14 September
    • 7.00–8.00am: Morning activity/yoga
    • **Optional, walk/yoga/meditation/sleep
    • 8.00–9.00am: Breakfast
    • 9.00–10.30am: Writing session 6 Where Bad Equals Good
    • 10.30–1pm: Writing Session 7 Workshopping (11am Coffee break)
    • 1.00–5.00pm Writing/Optional Activities Daily
    • 5.00–6.00pm Debrief
    • 7.00–9.00pm: Dinner

 

Tuesday 15 September
    • 7.00–8.00am: Morning activity/yoga
    • **Optional, walk/yoga/meditation/sleep
    • 8.00–9.00am: Breakfast
    • 9.00–10.30am: Writing session 8 Refining Your Pitch
    • 10.30–12.15pm: Writing Session 9 Publishing Smarts
    • 11am Coffee break
    • 1.00–5.00pm Writing/Optional Activities Daily
    • 5.00–6.00pm Debrief
    • 7.00–9.00pm: Dinner

 

Wednesday 16 September
    • 7.00–8.00am: Morning activity/yoga
    • **Optional, walk/yoga/meditation/sleep
    • 8.00–9.00am: Breakfast
    • 9.00–10.30am: Writing session 10 Selling Yourself
    • 10.30–11.30pm: What Next? with coffee break
    • 12noon CLOSE

Your story is going to grow in ways that you cannot imagine and your life will open up to the unexpected.

You will develop and grow as a writer in ways you never could’ve possibly imagined.

 

Your writing journey is about to begin.

 

 

‘Both Blaise and Les communicate and impart their knowledge in a way that makes it easy and fun to learn!’ –
Yolande White, May 2016 Retreat Participant

 

 

Investment

This program is packed with value. Airfares NOT included. All prices in Australian dollars.

Super Early Bird Price:
$3,450

(Deadline: 1 April 2020)

Early Bird Price:
$3,950

(Deadline: 1 June 2020)

Full price:
$4,450

 

 

Inclusions

Get ready for fabulous Bali food
    • 5 nights accommodation in single occupancy room
    • Fruit basket and bottled water daily
    • 5 Breakfasts
    • 5 evening meals
    • 5 morning tea
    • 5 afternoon tea
    • Daily yoga sessions (optional)
    • Daily walk with guide in local area
    • 1 massage
    • Full writing immersion program
    • Daily shuttle into Ubud centre
    • Airport transfers

 

 

‘Excellent venue, great writing program! This retreat has reinvigorated me because I was having self doubts about my writing. Also excellent course content, company and food.’
– Colleen Goth, May 2017 Retreat Participant

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee of $500 applies if cancelling prior to 1 June 2020.

50% cancellation fee applies if cancelling after 20 July 2020.

No refund will apply after 20 August 2020.

 

To Register

Thank you for your interest in this retreat. This is a specialised event where participants need to be qualified for suitability by interview.

This writing program is going to transform your writing in more ways than one.

To secure your place, please contact us now for more information and to register.

 

 

Email me or call 0394346365 or 0416157281

 

Details

Start:
September 11
End:
September 16
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Venue

The Sankara Resort
Jl. Cempaka, Banjar Kumbuh Desa Mas Ubud,
Bali, 80571 Indonesia
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Website:
https://sankaraubud.com/