Seville, Spain

13th – 20th January, 2018

What is Pen Paper Paradise Spain

I fell in love with Seville the minute I arrived and immediately knew I had to host a retreat here.  From its incredible cathedrals to the wide cobblestone streets to the sparkling lights of the central plaza, Seville inspires your soul to open up and write.

This retreat is perfect for you at any stage of writing. Whether you have a draft of a book you want to finish or have dreamed of being a writer but you’re not sure where to start, this retreat will give you the inspiration and focus you need to reach your writing goals.

PPP Seville is an 8 day and 7-night writer’s dream where you break out of your daily routine as this gorgeous city encourages you to write and create like never before. In between intensive writing workshops, you’ll get a whole lot of writing done, eat amazing Spanish food and explore Seville in the company of 8 other women writers in one of the most captivating cities in Spain + at your own private apartment in the center of town.

Yep, you read that right. You will have 8 days to do nothing but learn, write, and tour the Seville area at your leisure.

I know it’s hard to take a vacation. And it’s equally hard to find time to write. Why not do both and do it in guilt free, luxurious style?

Hell yes!


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When + Where

13th to 20th





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WHAT YOU’LL GET AT Pen Paper Paradise Nicaragua


  • A full read of your work in progress with evaluation notes – Before the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to send me any pages you’ve written so far. I’ll read them, comment and arrive at the retreat prepped and ready to help you create a plan for your week of writing. No worries if you don’t have something to send me yet. We’ll work together to get you started. ($2000 value)
  • Daily workshops – I have 20+ years of teaching under my belt, so these workshops are definitely intensive! We’ll dive deep into all areas of the writing process + writer life! Feel confident in your writing, craft an amazing story, and continue your writing flow even when life gets in the way! ($4000 value)
  • One on One time! – I’m available every day of the retreat to work with you (and only you!) to give feedback on your work, answer questions from the workshops, and help you craft a writing plan! ($2000 value)
  • A Private Online Writing Group — No one writes a book in a week — and I want you to finish your book — so I’ve created an online writing space where you’ll find ongoing resources and encouragement after the retreat ends.
  • Work with Amazing Women Writers – My aim is to build a community that’s safe, supportive, and inspiring. I work hard to make sure our group dynamic is on fire and continues long after the retreat! (PRICELESS) 


  • Eight days in a private resort with 9 other creative writers! Do morning yoga, meditate in a hammock, or take a dip in the ocean.  I’ve scheduled plenty of time to both write AND relax in this secluded tropical paradise. ($800 value)
  • Daily Yoga + Meditation – Each morning we’ll start our day with either yoga, a guided meditation (in a hammock if you’d like) or both! You’ll start your morning relaxed, energized and ready to create! ($1000 value)
  • Luxurious Tropical Massage – Use this anytime throughout the week. Best part, the masseuse comes right to your room. #LifeGoals ($150 value) 
  • Delicious Meals – You can’t write on an empty stomach! All your meals will be provided by an onsite, open air restaurant. This restaurant is open all day so you can pop in for a bite anytime you want. Who doesn’t love constant snacks? ($1200 value)
  • Adventurous Excursion – Early in your stay, we’ll take an excursion to the countryside surrounding Seville. An alcazar. A jerez bodega. We’ll decide as a group what we want to do and see. ($250 value)
  • PLUS extra bonuses I’ll discuss with you in detail when we chat.

PPP Seville is worth over $10,000 in value…
and that’s NOT counting the priceless experience of having the time to write without distraction while building an amazing support group of fellow writers!

What We Cover in PPP Spain


Freewriting is an amazing tool to help kick-start your brain + crush serious writer’s block. Get writing faster and push through slumps with these tools!


We’ll go over a number of story development strategies. This is the true nuts of bolts of your book, and you NEED to get this stuff down before diving in or continuing on!


We’ll spend an entire day going over strategies for plotting your plot! We’ll cover stuff like how plots should reflect your themes, heighten characterization, and play with your reader’s emotions.


It’s just a fact, everyone’s first draft is probably going to be shit. But that’s FINE! It’s part of the process. During this workshop you’ll learn editing tools and help shape each other’s work into an epic masterpiece in the works.


I’ll teach you strategies for pitching and submitting in a way that makes publishers swoon. Set income goals, writing objectives, and create strategies to make all this possible. Even if you’re not looking to build a professional writing career, this info will help you get your book published!


We’ll construct a strategy to keep this writing party going! Chances are, you’re not going to finish your book in 7 days (that would be nuts), BUT we’ll lock in a plan so you can keep the momentum going and get this book DONE. We’ll set goals, create a writing calendar, and figured out ways to make writing a priority in your life!

And don’t worry, I’m not abandoning you after this retreat!
I’ll be available to help you stay on track and hella motivated!



Women writers who are struggling to get started writing!  It doesn’t matter what level of writer you are (or THINK you are), what genre you prefer or if you haven’t started writing yet. If you know you want to write and you’re serious about finally writing, this retreat is for you! You just need to be ready to take risks, try new things, and be down for a little relaxation and fun too!



Men. Sorry, dudes, you’ll have to sit this one out.

Women who aren’t willing to learn, grow, share, and communicate. Basically, if you’re not curious, don’t sign up.

If you’re not ready to dig deep, figure out what you want and write!


Our private hotel is a quiet, calm spot situated a short walk from the central plaza of Seville. Of course youll want to explore the city! It’s a short walk to the main cathedral, the bullfighting museum and lots of restaurants and shops. PLUS, you get FREE transportation to and from the airport.

Want to see where we’ll be staying?

  • Your own private apartment with full kitchen and bedroom Rooftop deck overlooking the city
  • Comfortable lounge for workshops and chilling with the group
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and tea all day long
  • 24/7 security
  • Easy walk to the center of town
All apartments include
  • A spacious bedroom
  • Your own living room
  • Full kitchen
  • AC
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wifi

Is Pen Paper Paradise the place for me to write my book?

How to grab your spot on this amazing Retreat!

I like to keep the retreats small and intimate,
so we have only so we only have [10] spots available!

  • Click that apply button anywhere on this page.
  • Fill out a SHORT questionnaire. (No writing sample required.)
  • We will have a short qualifier call to make sure this is the right retreat for you!
  • If we agree it’s a fit, you’ll need to pay a non-refundable 500USD deposit to secure your spot! I use Paypal and Stripe!
  • You’ll receive a Welcome Message with a link to the retreat handbook which includes everything you need to know from what to pack to currency info etc.
  • You’ll join the private FB group and meet the other members before our trip.
  • Then you mark your calendar, pack your bags and meet me and your new writing community in Spain!


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Got Questions?

What are your payment plan options?

Yes! You can pay all at once or in installments. All payments must be complete before the start of the retreat!


What food can we expect? I have a lot of allergies and intolerances.

Don’t worry! I’ll be asking for everyone’s dietary restrictions for any of the meals we share at our hotel + your private apartment has a kitchen if you want snacks. Other meals, you’ll choose from the wide variety of restaurants in Seville.


How do I get to the retreat?

You’ll fly into the nearest airport where I’ll arrange transportation to pick you up and bring you to the retreat.  You’ll get the address and all the other pertinent details in a Welcome Packet once you’re officially in!


When do you close registration for the retreat?

Since we have a limited number of spots available (9), registration closes when all the beds are full.


What’s included in PPP?

I like to say that if you can show up to one of my retreats with no money in your pocket and still have everything you need. I take care of food, accommodation, a massage, transportation to and from the airport plus morning yoga and meditation. PLUS all workshops, one-on-ones with me and a read through of your work-in-progress with notes.


What’s not included in PPP?

Your airfare, additional transportation, booze, additional massages, or adventures.


Do you have a money back guarantee?

Six months prior to the retreat or longer, you can cancel and receive a refund of all but the 500USD nonrefundable deposit. Between six months and 2 months prior to the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund when you cancel. No refunds when you cancel two months prior to the retreat or less.


I can take certain extenuating circumstances into consideration, but this is a commitment! I shape the course around it’s members so if people drop out that’s not great for the group as a whole!

I have another question not listed here, how do I contact you?

No problem! You can reach me by email {}. I look forward to chatting!