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Procrastination-Busting one-Day writing retreats across the UK
Stop Fucking About & Start Writing

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The Writers' HQ Weekender

Join us for a whole weekender of writerly shenanigans this September!

Birmingham Writers' Retreat

Writing retreats in brilliant
Birmingham every 3rd
Sunday of the month!

Brighton Writers' Retreat

Get your writing fix with the
OG writing retreat in sunny

Edinburgh Writers' Retreat

Write your socks off in the city of lit at our Edinburgh writing retreat!

No distractions. No excuses. Just writing.
Look, we get it. We have the same problem. We make the grandest of plans – Booker Prize winning plans! Pulitzer winning plans! – but life gets in the way.

There’s always one more thing to do, or one more stupid thing to look at on the Internet. Before you know it, it’s gone midnight, you’re sitting in your pants eating Dairy Milk, and you’ve written 25 words. Ugh. That’s why we’ve developed our retreats, in which we turn off the wifi and make you get on with it.

Because the only way to get your writing done is to sit down and write.

What happens at a Writers' HQ writing retreat?

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lots of writing

Writing! More writing! Some more writing! A bucket-load of writing! Also much tea and biscuit eating.

Many cuppas

Spend the day in a room with a bunch of writers, limitless caffeine and – horror! – no internet.

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hit your targets

We’ll help you set your writing goals for the day and for the long-term, celebrate your successes, and break through blocks.

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writing sprints

Write together in short bursts – long enough to focus but not so long you burn out – with breaks for leg stretches, drinks, snacks and lunch.

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gold stars

A score board, gold stars, general silliness and supportive competitiveness will help you reach your targets and get your writing moving.

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get it done

No distractions. No excuses.

Just writing. Perf.

Who are Writers’ HQ retreats for?
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New writers! Emerging writers! Aspiring writers! Experienced writers! Not-sure-if-they’re-really-allowed-to-call-themselves-writers! (hint: if you write, you’re a writer)

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Writers who want to tinker with some ideas or make a start on a brand new project.

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Writers with a work-in-progress that’s stalled or been put aside while life takes over.

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Writers who just wanna get shit done.

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People writing fiction, non-fiction, scripts, academic texts, copy, articles, blogs, poetry, creative non-fiction, genre, high brow, low brow, and anything else that needs an alphabet shuffle.


People who want to drink tea and eat biscuits and write some words in a fun, supportive environment.