Thursday, 30 May 2013

Book Camp by Cesca Reviews

While on Twitter, I came across Book Camp and being nosy as I am, I wanted more information, so I kindly asked Cesca Reviews from Novelicious if she would write a post especially for the blog to share the information with my readers who write too. So here are all the details about Book Camp, with an email address in case you want to find out more.
Book Camp, created in 2013, runs excellent and affordable writing retreats for people who want to write but need a bit of focus or just some peace and quiet!
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Be it a book, a short story or some poetry we just want people who want to spend a few days working on their project.
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The writing retreats run from Monday-Friday and are based in Berkshire, Somerset or Devon depending when you choose to go. Our March retreat was in in a converted barn just outside Hungerford village and ran from Mon-Fri with some writers just dropping in to join us for the day.
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The cost, sometimes starting as low as £249, includes Full Board in a gorgeous venue and all meals. In October in Somerset we will also be offering daily sessions with the fantastic author Victoria Fox, plus manuscript sessions to get feedback from others on your WIP AND the chance to 'Pitch Your Book' to the fabulous PanMacmillan Editor Caroline Hogg. You also get an on-site swimming pool, hot tub and pool table but, hey, now we are just showing off. Mostly it centres on time to write. The focus to start that project or get on with something you've been meaning to do for a while. 
 
Info about our upcoming retreats can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/bookcamp2013/home
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February saw us in Devon and March saw us down in Berkshire with the wonderful author Rowan Coleman. There one girl started a short story she wanted to write (and finished it, and entered into it into a competition), another started a novel based about her grandma's life and another continued with her women's fiction novel set in Majorca. We had day-trippers working on children's stories, crime and comedy and a foray into something a little naughtier. The range was wonderful and it gave us all a good excuse (and laugh) to swap ideas, lend an ear and seek advice from the professional. 
We'd love to have you join us in the future and if you want to know more please email: bookcamp@hotmail.co.uk with your questions.

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