Mon 19th April 2021- Sat 24th April 2021
What is it?
For those who want a shorter course, or don’t want to try the 12 Night Courses yet, we have a special 5 Night ‘Introduction to Novel and Short Story Writing’ Course earlier in spring. This will be an intensive four day course where we will start learning the bare basics of writing a story and develop our writing skills.
Monday: Arrival at 3pm for a short introduction pre-dinner, including a tour of the grounds, followed by a hearty meal.
Tuesday: Breakfast at 8:30am. Lessons begin at 9:30. First things first, we’ll discuss what makes a story and the basics of grammar. After lunch at 1pm, we’ll get right back to it with the lessons, until 5pm. Dinner will then be at 7pm.
Wednesday: Breakfast at 8:30-9:30. You’ll have the morning free to do some writing, go on a walk or just relax with a good book, and then after lunch at 1pm we’ll start learning about creating characters, settings and plot.
Thursday: Breakfast at 8:30, for a 9:30 start at lessons. Today we’ll work on descriptions and all the tools at a writer’s disposal: metaphors, similes, alliteration, minimalism etc. After lunch at 1pm, you’ll have the afternoon free to discover the local area or carry on with your writing. Dinner will be at 8pm, leaving you time to go further afield if you wish.
Friday: Our final day of lessons. Breakfast will again be at 8:30 and we’ll go into lessons at 9:30, where we will help you to start off your own personal project, putting all the skills learned so far to use. Lunch will be at 1pm. You will have free writing time until 5pm and then we will meet to discuss the process of editing. Dinner will be at 8pm.
Saturday: Breakfast between 8 and 9. Departure by 11.
Note: We aim to stay as close to the example itinerary as possible but this may change, due to unforeseen circumstances, the weather etc.
Price for 5 Nights- Room and Full Board
Dumas: £700, single person.
Hugo: £725, single person.
Verne: £750, plus £20 extra per night for sharers
During booking you will be asked if you wish to pay the full price or a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable and any cancellation has to be made five weeks in advance*. You will be asked, by email, to pay the final instalment five weeks before. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
*If your city/town goes into a lockdown or you find yourself quarantined/in self-isolation and you cannot visit on the date you are booked in please email us and we will either book you in for another date or provide you a full refund.