For the last couple of months, Catherine Ryan Howard (Distress Signals, The Liars Girl), Hazel Gaynor (The Cottingley Secret, Last Christmas in Paris with Heather Webb) and me have been working on an idea, that began to take shape, following an evening sipping gin together. My nan always said no good comes from drinking gin … but in this case it so has! We plotted and planned, and before we knew it, The Inspiration Project evolved!
The what I hear you say?
The Inspiration Project is a writing retreat with a difference. This is an opportunity for you to check out of everyday life for a weekend and check in with your writing, in a place where you can think big and dream even bigger.
So often when we were trying to get published we repeatedly heard how difficult it is, not to mention how tough it is to make a living from writing. While it certainly isn’t easy, we are proof that it can happen as we have all made the leap from slush piles and rejection to publishing deals and bestseller lists. We asked ourselves, what advice would have helped us before the good stuff started happening, and what did we learn after our books hit the shelves? With this in mind, we’ve designed a weekend writing retreat full of real advice, practical tips, inspiration and motivation which we believe will work for writers at any stage of the publication journey.
With 14 bestselling historical, crime and commercial fiction novels between us, we are your writing cheerleaders: New York Times/Irish Times bestseller Hazel Gaynor, Sunday Times/Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington and USA Today/Irish Times bestseller Catherine Ryan Howard.
We want you to dream, dare, do – like we did. Spend a weekend away with us and your writing, and get the time, the tools and the drive to pursue your biggest writing dreams.
- Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort (4*) in Ballymoney, Gorey, Co. Wexford
- Friday 12 January – Sunday 14 January 2018
- The price includes 2 nights B&B in a luxury spa resort, a drinks reception, a full day of our ‘Inspiration Shot’ coaching sessions, one-on-one mentoring, lots of time to write and more
- We are offering a special early bird rate of just €349 per person (full price is €399) if you book before 21 November.
To find out more or to book your place, visit our lovely new website.
And if you would like to gift someone this weekend, you can do so too! All details on the website.
If you have any questions, let me know!