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Cape Town Writing Retreat March 2025

Join us in the heart of Cape Town for a writing immersion. Anyone with a writing project is welcome to join for a week of writing, creativity and connection.

Cape Town Writing Retreat March 2025
Cape Town Writing Retreat March 2025

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2025, 1:50 PM – Mar 16, 2025, 5:50 PM

Cape Town, Dunkley Square, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

About the event

Join writing coach and literary agent Sarah Bullen on a week long adventure into writing in the heart of Cape Town in midsummer. 

Anyone with a book, or a writing project is welcome to join. You may be a new writer, or an experienced writer who simply needs time away from your life to really settle into your writing.  I have writers of many different levels coming on these retreats. Some are starting a book and need more guidance, others working on the 2nd or 3rd books. Other writers join o blog, write content or write poetry. Academic writers are also welcome. Structured sessions will show you how to write, edit and market your book, find a structure, character, plot, advanced plotting and pace, how to construct scenes, best writing techniques, timelines and schedules, genre and finding your voice, preparing your manuscript, how to approach publishers, how to write your marketing material, new publishing models.

The Schedule

Mornings will be a structured writing session where we cover more of the craft. with afternoons free to pour your words onto the page. We gather in the evenings for reading, feedback and storytelling.

For those who need a push, my structured evening sessions will show you how to write, edit and market your book, find a structure, character, plot, advanced plotting and pace, how to construct scenes, best writing techniques, timelines and schedules, genre and finding your voice, preparing your manuscript, how to approach publishers, how to write your marketing material, new publishing models.

All writing genres are welcome on this retreat - novels, memoirs, non-fiction, academic writers, poetry, children's book.

How do the days unfold?

This is an exercise in slowing down. Let's not rush. Allow yourself some time and space to really settle into your writing craft. The days unfold in a slow and easy way.

* Two daily classes on writing craft from structure to story building.

* A structured programme to advance your project and your writing craft

* Anchored writing time for most of the day where you can get feedback, input and review. 

* A writing plan for your project, with deadlines and support.

* Professional feedback and peer review on your work

* Personal book structure session with your host and writing coach Sarah Bullen

* Workshop your synopsis / proposal.

* How to present your book to agents and publishers

* How to make your book your brand?

COST IS:

Tuition per person $2,300.

COSTS INCLUDE

Tickets

  • Standard Room Mountain View

    This is a double room facing onto Table Moutain.

    $2,550.00
    +$63.75 service fee
  • Standard Room

    This is a sunny room facing the city of Cape Town

    $2,300.00
    +$57.50 service fee

Total

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