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Sat, Sep 14



Tulum, Mexico

This is a deep and quiet time to write with guidance, inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of Tulum, barefoot simplicity and an azure Caribbean sea.

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM GMT+2 – Sep 20, 2024, 7:00 PM GMT+2

Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

About the event

This is a deep and quiet time to write with guidance, inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of the Mayan Riviera, barefoot simplicity and an azure Caribbean sea. We will be in the heart of the Mayan culture, explore ruins and Cenotes for an authentic and enchanting getaway to finally write.   

This is an the opportunity to be mentored by author and literary agent Sarah Bullen, as you experience an unforgettable writing journey to get your book or writing project, on track. Together, you’ll travel the journey of memory, dive deep into the craft of writing, have heaps of fun, enjoy unforgettable experiences in this magical Caribbean town and join a supportive community of fellow writers.

The course is a daily combination of technical writing techniques, working through your personal and writing blocks, finding ways to access your memories and plan your story. This is ideal if you are writing a novel, memoir, biography, non-fiction or e-course and you need to understand how to structure a publishable book. In between dips in the clear waters, you can hike through dense jungle and explore a  denotes, tour the ancient Mayan ruins  Both novices and experienced writers are welcome. ​ 


 A full programme you can dip into for inspiration and connection, with plenty of quiet time to write.

  • 2 daily writing connections and classes
  • 1 Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge)
  • Therapeutic massage on the beach
  • 1 excursion to the ruins/ boat and lagoon)
  • 6 nights accommodation in a boutique hotel directly on the beach
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners at exclusive local restaurants
  • Airport transfers from Cancun Airport


 ​This is a structured writing workshop for writers of all levels who want to tell their story or write their book. The course is a daily combination of technical writing techniques, working through your blocks, finding ways to access your memories and plan your story. This is ideal if you are writing a novel, memoir, biography, non-fiction, e-course and you need to understand how to structure a publishable book.

Meet Sarah Bullen … Your Host & Teacher  

Writing coach and literary agent Sarah Bullen has been working with writers to share their stories and get published. She run international writing retreats, online mentorships, publishing bootcamps and courses for writers at all levels of their writing journey – from beginners to multi-published authors, spanning novelists to poets, memoir to non-fiction. Their retreats have been reviewed as one of the ‘Top Writing Retreats to Attend’ by Susan Shain and are featured on the Queen of Retreats. Sarah frames and unpacks your writing (technical, structural and content) while Elizabeth looks after your heart ’n soul. It’s a rare thing to experience this powerful combination of support in one magical retreat. In the words of one of their reviewers, “Sharing this time with them is truly a holiday and retreat of a lifetime and a perfect way to immerse yourself in your writing project and shift your life.”

Meet Elizabeth Casanova … Your co-host 

Liz brings years of creating and running her Film Production business to her personal passion for creativity, travel, adventure and retreats to The Writing Room Retreats. In her early 30's she was CEO of the successful international commercials and film production company based in Cape Town, South Africa and Los Angeles. Passionate for creativity, dance, travel, fun and connection humanity.....  In 2014 she sold her company, travelled and spent years in retreat centers across the world… She fell in love and moved to Boulder Colorado and wrote a TV series. Liz  instinctively knows what is needed to make a retreat experience exceptional, but also loves creating fun and a long lasting community.  She has joined Sarah in bringing the people together to write in beautiful places across the world.  Liz will take care of all the logistics, planning and the finances as well as making sure you are looked after.


Details coming soon…. we are finalising our final choice of hotel.​

Deposit and payment plan   

Not included:  Airfare, meals, alcoholic drinks, buses, trains or boat transportation outside of that which is specifically listed in the trip package, gratuities for villa staff and drivers  

The Unexpected is Part of the Journey:  We weave amazing, authentic experiences into every trip, but sometimes unexpected things come up. If a site has an unscheduled closing, we improvise to include something equally as wonderful and interesting. The quality of the retreat is never at risk, as our team is committed to excellence, along with our vast, local, Italian connections.

DATES & PRICES: 8 Days/7 Nights October, 2024Arrival and departure airport:  Trip Price:Single Occupancy Suite: Coming soon… Double Occupancy Suite: Coming soon…. 


This morning, after breakfast and your quiet writing time, you’ll be joining Sarah for our final writing session where we do more advanced plotting, different scenes all books need and the cast of your book. Today is a writing push. After lunch your writing continues, as you finalize your writing project! This evening we share our writing journey and our goals going forward. We talk about how to take the next steps, including the publishing journey and becoming an author brand. Then it’s time for a special celebratory dinner where you’ll share writing, poetry and life together. 

Day 1 – Arrival Dinner 

You’ll journey to your welcoming accommodations. After a warm welcome and check in, we’ll gather together to get acquainted with one another, before a retreat orientation and writing introduction. Then it’s time for a sundowners on the beach followed by a welcome dinner where we set our writing intentions for our time together.   

Day 2 – Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Every morning we enjoy quiet writing time, then we gather together for a structured writing class. Today we will split you into novels and non-fiction writers as we cover the basics of plot and narrative structure for each genre. After lunch you’ll enjoy quiet and focused writing time. Then, later in the afternoon, you’ll gather with your fellow writers for a your second session, along with focused writing and feedback.   

Day 3 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

This morning we once again enjoy breakfast and quiet writing time before gathering together for another content-packed writing class with Sarah. Today you’ll look at characters in your book, along with how to structure your plot and word building. You’ll also have the opportunity for a one-on-one session for specific advice on your writing.   

Day 4 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

This morning we once again enjoy breakfast and quiet writing time. Then it’s off on a day trip for a fascinating walking tour of ruins. Afterwards you’ll enjoy time on your own to explore and shop. Lunch follows.  This afternoon  you’ll gather for focused writing time before a dinner under the stars.   

Day 5 – Breakfast, dinner 

As usual, our morning begins with quiet writing time, followed by a focused writing session. Before heading to luxurious Fonteverde Resort and Spa to enjoy soaking in the hot, mineral pools. After enjoying the restorative waters, and perhaps booking a treatment on your own, you can take lunch on your own in the Spa’s poolside cafe at your leisure. After lunch, you’ll have time to rest and relax for before joining Kate and Sarah for a group session. This evening we gather together to share our day’s writing over a friendly aperitivo – with some poetry – followed by pizza at our friends’ local pizzeria.  

Day 6 – Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

The morning we enjoy a quiet writing time before gathering together for a session, during which we will take a soulful look at your life and journey. A quiet afternoon of writing and preparing for the evening's Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge)  

Day 7 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 – Early morning departure and time to go home and continue your writing journey. 

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