A Me-Treat is a treat designed just for you… indulge your senses, inspire your soul, nourish your body and stretch your writing muscles as you get under the skin of the place you are in and explore your creative potential. Me-Treats are designed and led by author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt.
The Hague, Netherlands | Penang, Malaysia | Devon, England | Charente, France
Spend time in the company of other like-minded people. Days begin and end with words. Mornings are for inspired learning; a time to immerse yourself in the best your location has to offer and be mindful of the everyday. Afternoons are for following your flow, relaxing and completing a piece of writing. You see, at six o’clock it’s time for the highlight of a Me-Treat – reading, sharing and connecting over a drink or two as we give feedback on the day’s creations. Then it’s time for dinner, with wine and more meaningful conversation. Some retreats include optional yoga. Partners and friends welcome at reduced rates. Fees include accommodation, breakfast, dinner and excursions.
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How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week!
You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the Watermill’s new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines). The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all yours to enjoy.
The Write Your Life Stories creative writing course is designed to help you produce your best work, to find your true writer’s ‘voice’ and to write authentically. Among other things, you’ll discover the secret of SPICE, the seven steps to writing life stories, and put this into practice right away.
If you book before 1 September 2017 you can enjoy this inspiring 2018 writing holiday at 2017 prices. Find out more here.
Compiled by Dounia Bertuccelli
Inspirational words written by writer, publisher, mentor and journalist, Jo Parfitt, between 2002 and 2012 for her Monthly Inspirer newsletter, received by 3000 subscribers worldwide.
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Write your life stories: learn how to add spice to your life stories. E-Learning from inspirational writer, author and mentor Jo Parfitt. Updated for 2016
This year, just in time for Christmas, Jo Parfitt, author of over 30 books, publisher of over 100 and writers’ mentor to countless now-published writers, has produced updated editions of her three popular, practical and effective writing programs.
All programs can be purchased as a print book from Amazon or as a PDF.
Each program is divided into eight inspiring, insightful and useful lessons, which finish with a task for you to complete and send to Jo herself for critique. Taken in order, these tasks will teach you all you need to move your writing forwards.