Want to be a writer?

Start your novel at the Taunton Writing Retreat

Ever wondered what makes a writer? Well, writers write. It’s as  simple as that.

Do you:

  • have a story in your head, but never seem to have time to work on it?
  • always find that life gets in the way of you writing?
  • feel guilty if you sit down to write knowing the dishes need doing or the dog needs walking?

If this sounds like you, then welcome to the Taunton Writing Retreat.

This writing retreat offers you the chance to buy a whole day out of life to simply sit down and write. No distractions, no interruptions.

Based in central Taunton, in Somerset, this is a one-day writing retreat hosted by local writing group, Writers Anon. We all know how hard it is to just get your bum in a seat and fingers on the keyboard (or pen) and that’s why we’re organising this retreat. This day will give you the time and space to write and meet other budding writers. And it’s designed to be fun. No furrowed brows and tortured artists here (unless you’re really into that, then go for it).


Writing retreat details

Time: 10am to 4pm

Dates: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 or Sun, 12 May 2013

Location: Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul Street, Taunton TA1 3PF

Cost: £25 including refreshments and lunch catered by The Scrumper Deli & Canteen

Retreat Date

So what’s it all about?

Once you’ve booked your place at the retreat, simply turn up with pen and paper or laptop in hand. We have a short introduction and then it’s time to find yourself a spot and sit down and write. And that’s it. But with no household chores calling your name, no phone calls or the lure of TV  and games, you’ll be surprised how much you can achieve.

You will receive a planning sheet, emailed to you in advance, to help you set your goals  and ensure you get the most out of this one-day retreat. We will also provide some reference books, character sheets and writing prompts on the day, if you need some inspiration to get you going.

That book, play, article or short story won’t write itself, so get yourself to the Taunton Writing Retreat.


The Venue

Creative Innovation Centre is a bright, large open space in the centre of Taunton. Built in the 1800s, the building has been recently refurbished to create a modern, professional venue, ideal for writers and other creatives. The centre features a large coffee bar and open plan kitchen area, so you can grab a drink and recharge throughout the day. With a generous amount of space and a variety of seating options, you can find a quiet spot of your own for the day. There are three car parks, very close by and the centre of town is just a few steps away if you need to get out for some fresh air.

For just £25 you get time, peace and quiet, space to write, inspiration from other writers and good food. What are you waiting for?

Retreat Date

You may also pay by cheque. Simply email writersanon@hotmail.co.uk for details or phone

Chella on 01823 284 535.


Spaces are limited, so book your place at the

Taunton Writing Retreat today and kick-start your writing project.



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