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We Can Teach You To Write

The Writing Retreat provides the skills and knowledge you need to transform your writing. We can help you to become the very best writer you can be. 

Expert writing tutors

Expert Writing Tutors 

We're Kath Morgan and Jane Moss, two writers and expert writing tutors from Cornwall in the UK.

The Writing Retreat has been helping writers realise their potential since 2014. 

Whatever your ambition as a writer, we can help you find your way.

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Looking for a course or retreat?

Choose from courses that teach writing skills online, or from Zoom workshops where you can learn alongside a community of writers, or from residential retreats set in beautiful Cornish locations. 

Online Courses

These courses are skills based workshops, each designed to grow your understanding of the writing craft and hone your skills by taking you step by step through a series of practical exercises. You can take them at your own pace and in your own time.

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Live on Zoom

Our seasonal live sessions run in chunks of three monthly sessions on a Sunday. They last three hours and are interactive, hands-on workshops, great for those writers who enjoy interacting with other writers. Each season is themed around a particular topic.  

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Residential Retreats

For those who yearn to escape to a tranquil space where they can focus on their writing with the support of a community of writers and expert tuition, our writing retreats offer all this and much more. For now, these are on hold, but we're working on it. 

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Need Help To Write Your Novel?  

Sometimes you need hands-on support to write your novel or make progress with a writing project. We can teach, coach, mentor, edit or critique. Whatever you need, we're here to help. 

Copy Editing

Copy editing is micro-level editing of your final copy, preparing your work for public consumption. It not only erases any grammatical inconsistencies but also involves revising the text for your use of style and language, pace and punctuation. This is an essential stage that every manuscript needs to go through in preparation for publication. We will help you polish your text until it shines. 

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Manuscript Appraisal 

Our skilled and objective  manuscript appraisal will assess your entire manuscript and give you expert advice to help you revise your writing. Do your characters have their own narrative arcs? Is your plot hole-free? Is your story well structured? Will the reader want to turn the page? We will consider all this and much more, and our feedback will be thorough, honest and always constructive. 

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One-To-One Support

If you're stuck or blocked, one-to-one support could be the answer. You may be struggling with an aspect of writing craft, or need a sounding board for ideas, or perhaps you prefer individual tuition to joining a group. We can guide you personally through any aspect of your writing journey. Whatever the issue, and however you want to use one-to-one sessions, you will have our undivided attention.

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Great Reviews For The Writing Retreat

Here at The Writing Retreat we've had the honour to be a part of the writing journey for many writers over the years, from complete beginners to commercially successful published authors. Here's what a few of them say about The Writing Retreat.

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Ellen McGarrahan

"With Kath and Jane's wise kind guidance I have learned all the aspects of craft. With The Writing Retreat I’ve learned it’s okay to call yourself a writer. It’s that belief I cherish most." 

Ella Walsworth-Bell
Ella Wallsworth-Bell

"Without The Writing Retreat I never would have progressed beyond the 'dreaming about writing' stage. Writing is a craft that anyone can learn, but not everyone can teach it."

Jill Tresedar
Jill Treseder

"The Writing Retreat's  course on novel structure was invaluable. I will never be a planner (tried it once, disaster) but I now have a strategy for rescuing myself from chaos."

Cass Grafton
Eve Collett

"My confidence and belief in my own ability soared with The Writing Retreat. I came away with a head full of new ideas. They're excellent teachers whose advice is invaluable."

Robin Falvey
Robin Falvey

"If you're looking for writing tuition, you really can't do better than Kath and Jane at The Writing Retreat. They are friendly and generous, and are extremely good teachers."

Eve Collett
Cass Grafton

"The Writing Retreat is one of the best investments I’ve made in my writing apprenticeship. I was battling with stumbling blocks on a novel I just couldn't finish. It's now published."

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