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Are you a budding writer? Already published? Returning to writing after a hiatus? Relatively new to writing? Do you want a place to hone your writing skills that offers independent writing sessions, mentorship and professional development? Or do you simply want time and space to work on that idea or story you have carried in your head for so long?

Join us for seven transformative days at the Eden Island exclusive luxury villas in Seychelles this November for the one-on-one private mentorship you need.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your writing journey. The only requirements needed are that you are a lover of literature and writing, have intellectual curiosity, have the desire to deepen your understanding of the creative process and are open to new artistic experiences.

 

Admission to the retreat is selective. Each applicant must be able to bring a little something special to the programme.

 

Our   sessions are intense with daily exercises where you will work on a novel, or chapter, or story outline that has been targeted for completed for writing before hand.

 

This retreat is not a binge-writing event. So whether you want to edit a short story, finish a novel or non-fiction book, write a couple of chapters, outline a novel/ book—it doesn’t matter what you plan, you’re more likely to do it if you’ve thought ahead, and we will work with you ahead of the retreat to set up your expectations and targets.

 

We want you to focus solely on your writing and this retreat will be an excellent way to recharge and kick your writing up a notch.

 

We hope this retreat will also be a workation: a working vacation where you relax, learn and mostly be inspired

The Venue: Eden Island Resort

 

That is why the venue was carefully selected to offer that vacation feel while at the same time giving you time and space to write.
Located in the heart of Seychelles, just 200 metres from the capital island of Mahé, this luxurious residential marina development comprises a selection of spectacular homes. These exclusive properties are well-appointed and immaculately maintained, making them excellent options for holidaymakers seeking comfortable, elegant accommodation.

Eden Island is built on a reclaimed coral reef, and the urban design is specifically laid out to provide a sense of space yet due privacy to all its residence who also have convenient access to their moorings.
In addition to being surrounded by the warm Indian Ocean, Eden Island homes are in close proximity to the nearby gems of this priceless archipelago. Residents and visitors of Eden Island enjoy endless opportunities to sail between the various islands that make up the Seychelles, taking in the iconic sights and soaking up the splendour.

The area is also renowned for sports fishing, and parts of these protected waters are specially demarcated for anglers. Whether experienced from the prow of a boat or the white sand shores, this destination is uniquely appealing.


Daily routine on the retreat


•    We will begin each day after breakfast with a short prep session, followed by questions and discussions.
•    We will provide a daily, brief five-finger writing exercise for limbering up purposes each morning on request
•    You will then be free to write anywhere else for the rest of the day. Writing sessions will be broken down in two or three 90 minute chunks per day.
•    Your facilitators will be on hand daily for one-on-one sessions to discuss your project and to give you feedback on your writing
•    Alex, the resident chef, will whip up fresh and delightful meals for lunch and dinner
•    You may use afternoons for further writing, for sightseeing or for anything else that catches your fancy. Tours are available at an extra cost and arrangements can be done directly with the One Minute South management.
•    After which we shall have a round table session where we shall workshop at least two pieces from the day.


Post-retreat- As a final wrap up, participants can upload up to 3,000 words to the online group for feedback from your facilitators.

Accommodation, food, tuition and mentoring costs


Eden Island: We will allocate rooms on a first come, first served basis. Participants are welcome to bring a non-writing partner with them.
Costs include accommodation, two meals a day, tuition and mentoring, course material, free wifi and staff costs. Telephone excluded.
Deposits and payments- In order to secure the accommodation, we need a non-refundable payment of $500 of the above amount immediately. The balance is due 1 November 2017.  

 

•    Prices are subject to fluctuation if not paying in dollars.

 

You are responsible for your flight to Seychelles.
We are happy to organize transport for you from the Airport to Eden Island if you would like this option.
For more information or to book your place please contact us via email. (Mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

Please note that the programme fee includes accommodation [full board at Eden Island].

 

There are no refunds available when you book. We cannot transfer bookings from
one retreat to another. You are welcome to transfer or sell your space to someone else. Should you do this, please inform SuccessSpark Brand immediately of your replacement. SuccessSpark Brand Limited is not responsible to find you a replacement if you can’t make it.