Free online writing retreats

Free

Super-productive, super-friendly, super-free online writing retreats. Write thousands of words from the comfort of your own pyjamas.

Who

Everyone's invited!

When

One weekend day a month

10am - 4pm

Where

Online (zoom)

How Much

£FREE!

What happens at a Writers’ HQ online writers’ retreat?

Writing, and lots of it.

Start the day with a brief Zoomy webinar where we get you to set your writing goal for the day and then pep you into a writerly frenzy.

We’ll give you set times to write and to check in on our forums, where you can use our gang of awesome writers to help keep you motivated and accountable. We write in sprints – 20-30 minutes of work, 5-10 minutes’ break, rinse, repeat, get the job done thank you very much.

Then at the end of the retreat, check in again on Zoom for a debrief, gold stars, and rounds of applause for all your hard work.

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Join the online writing retreats – free!

  • Write words
  • Hang out with like-minded writers
  • Get all the pep and vim you need to keep writing

What happens at a Writers’ HQ online writers’ retreat?

Writing, and lots of it.

Start the day with a brief Zoomy webinar where we get you to set your writing goal for the day and then pep you into a writerly frenzy.

We’ll give you set times to write and to check in on our forums, where you can use our gang of awesome writers to help keep you motivated and accountable. We write in sprints – 20-30 minutes of work, 5-10 minutes’ break, rinse, repeat, get the job done thank you very much.

Then at the end of the retreat, check in again on Zoom for a debrief, gold stars, and rounds of applause for all your hard work.

Who are Writers’ HQ online writers’ retreat for?

  • Everyone!
  • New writers or experienced writers with a project in progress that has stalled or been put aside while life takes over.
  • New or experienced writers who want to tinker with an idea, or with an idea they want to make a big start on.
  • People who want to drink tea and eat biscuits and write some words in a fun, supportive environment.
  • People writing fiction, non-fiction, academic texts, copy, journalism, poetry, creative non-fiction, genre, high brow, low brow, and anything else that needs an alphabet shuffle.

These online writers' retreats are invaluable!

I don’t think I could be motivated to write without them. Most productive Sunday in a long time. I wrote 1300 words! Thanks Writers’ HQ.

Colin G

These retreats are an undeniable gift

For anyone still unsure as to whether the online writing retreats are worth your time, I say this: I hadn’t written anything significant in months and signed up for one retreat. In those six hours I planned and entire children’s fiction trilogy I’d been mulling over. Then the lockdown happened so I signed up for all the weekend retreats and I completed the first draft of the first book in 25 days! The motivation these retreats provide is an undeniable gift. Thank you Sarah and Jo and all the other retreat hosts, I am eternally grateful.

Matthew Parkes

I’m really enjoying these weekend retreats

My weeks are usually quite busy between work and my various other hobbies. The retreats are helping me to carve out time in my schedule to write and I can already see the productive outcome: the stories are no longer just notes and plot ideas (I have many of them) but are now actually turning into something much more tangible. Today is my third retreat and I’m realising that if I keep up the habit I’ll eventually have a novel written. So thank you to all the WHQ team and reps and members for your support

Conor

A treasure

The wonderful online retreats every Saturday and Sunday have been a treasure in the last few weeks (keeps the momentum going in the weeks too)

Carol L

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