the book doctor
and creativity coach
‘The course was fantastic: packed with wonderful insights
and amazing exercises which were a joy to complete’
– Jo, participant
NEXT HOLIDAY: SULEYMAN'S GARDEN, June 20-27, 2020
Welcome to the Book Doctor ® Writing Holiday where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the process of writing and discover what goes on in the world of publishing and how you can write a winning book.
Philippa Pride, experienced book editor and certified NLP Life Coach, has created a very special writing course that combines inspirational exercises for getting into the writing flow with advice for structuring your book and professional tips for getting published.
Whether you only have the seeds of an idea or are forging ahead on your second book, the course will give you everything you need for the next step of your writing journey. It will cover questions such as: ‘How do I get started, overcome block and find time to write?’ ‘What are publishers looking for?’ and ‘How do I revise my chapters?’
Imagine combining the writing classes with a wonderful week’s holiday in a beautiful location. Treat yourself to time – time to write and to let your ideas emerge as you walk in the pine forest, relax under an olive tree or swim a pool. It is the perfect opportunity to boost your creativity and develop your book.
Philippa is inspired to run her courses abroad because she believes that participants writing flourishes away from their every day. Nestled in an olive grove or surrounded by fields of sunflowers, Philippa she can create an environment where writers enjoy bonding and sharing their ideas.
The creative writing course is designed for anyone with a story to tell – fiction, non-fiction, diary or blog – whether a newcomer or established writer.
NEXT ADVENTURE: CREATIVE WRITING AT SULEYMAN'S GARDEN 20-27, June, 2019
with optional morning YOGA
On this unique week, and following the great success of the last few years, I'm teaming up again with my good friends Ken Eyerman and his wife Emily. Ken will be offering his regular dynamic and flowing yoga week. As well as twice daily creative writing with me, Philippa, included in the price is an optional daily yoga class with Ken.
Suleyman’s Garden is an enchanting, small traditional farm with fertile organic gardens, beautiful gardens and orchards, and stunning sea views of Turkey's‘Turquoise Coast’. It will be an inspirational location for nurturing your writing talent. See LOCATION below for more details about this lovely venue.
From £775 twin share, inc full board, ex flight to Dalaman. For specific questions about the writing class, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. For general enquiries and booking please call Emily on 020 8674 9929 or email her at email@example.com.
‘Philippa takes publishing expertise, coaching excellence and pure passion and weaves them into an informative, energising and inspiring week’.
– Melanie, participant
Aerial view of Turkey
Dinner table at Huzur Vadisis
Writing at Huzur Vadisi
Morning Yoga at Huzur Vadisi
Inside a yurt
Yurt from Huzur Vadisi
Suleyman’s Garden is an enchanting, small traditional farm with fertile organic gardens, beautiful gardens and orchards, and stunning sea views of Turkey's‘Turquoise Coast’. It will be an inspirational location for nurturing your writing talent. Participants find their writing flourishes away from their everyday tasks and Philippa can create an environment where writers enjoy bonding and sharing their ideas.
Suleyman's offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, welcoming both to those coming on their own and with friends.Staying here is very much like being a houseguest – with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The accommodation is in simple, comfortable wooden cabins with verandas, and traditional stone and thatched huts, plus a few en-suite rooms, set amid lovely flowery gardens. There is a lovely small swimming pool, with views over the terraces to the sea.
June is a glorious time to visit the Lycian region of Turkey as there is still an abundance of wild flowers, the days are warm and bright and I have often seen a baby tortoise. To the sound of cicadas and the smell of pine needles, you can scramble down a path to a rocky sea cove, sit by the pool or write your stories in the shade of a traditional Turkish kosk, nestled by mulberry, fig or olive tree.
Full board is included with delicious home cooked vegetarian food. The accommodation is in simple, comfortable wooden cabins with verandas, and traditional stone and thatched huts, plus a few en-suite rooms, set amid lovely flower and vegetable gardens. Along with two yoga shalas, there is a small swimming pool, perfect for cooling off, surrounded by lounge chairs on which you can stretch out, write and dream away the afternoons.
‘Philippa has a true talent for unlocking the hidden writer within you. Her unique approach means that you are sure to leave feeling truly inspired’
– Sabiha, former participant
‘I just write for fun, so it was a real step out of my comfort zone to go on not just a holiday but a writing Holiday! In the mountains in Turkey! With a bunch of strangers! From the start Philippa assayed my fears and encouraged me to take a small step into the unknown. It was a holiday I will not forget. Inspirational, relaxing and truly life changing in many ways. The course was well run and I never felt out of my depth. In a shaded kosk in Turkey I found me – a writer that could make people smile.’
– Sam, 2013
Ensuite room share
Ensuite room single
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