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.

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!

THAT’S KINDA LIKE THE BEST
2-FOR-1 DEAL EVER, RIGHT?

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When + Where

13th to 20th

January

Seville

Spain

READY TO JOIN ME IN SPAIN
TO WRITE YOUR BOOK?

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WHAT YOU’LL GET AT Pen Paper Paradise Seville

  • Eight days in a private hotel with 9 creative ladies! Do morning yoga, enjoy fabulous tapas and explore the history, art and excitement of Seville. I’ve scheduled plenty of time to write, relax AND explore in this vibrant European paradise. ($800 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)
  • A read through of your work in progress with evaluation notes – Before the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to send me the pages you’ve written so far. I’ll read them, comment and arrive at the retreat prepped and ready to discuss your book and create a plan for your week of writing. ($2000 value)
  • One on One time! – I’ll 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)
  • Daily Yoga + Meditation –  Each morning we’ll start our day with either yoga, a guided meditation or both! You’ll start your morning relaxed, energized and ready to create!  ($1000 value)
  • Luxurious Relaxing Massage – Use this anytime throughout the week. Best part, you choose the massage your body craves. #LifeGoals ($150 value)
  • Adventurous Excursion – Early in the week, we’ll take an excursion to explore the region. You’ll have the option to sample wine from a local vineyard, float down the river on a private boat or marvel at spectacular Spanish architecture. ($250 value)
  • 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)
  • PLUS extra bonuses I’ll discuss with you in detail when we chat.

Pen Paper Paradise 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 TO FREEDOM

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!

KILLER THEME AND STRUCTURE

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!

SMART PLOTTING

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.

BUTCHER THAT SHITTY FIRST DRAFT!

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.

PROFESH AS POSSIBLE

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!

SO WE WROTE...NOW WHAT?

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!

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WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

Women writers who are struggling to get started writing your book!  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 have an idea for a book 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!
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WHO IS THIS RETREAT not FOR?

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 that damn book!

Accomodations

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?

AMENITY BREAKDOWN
  • 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!

READY TO JOIN ME IN SPAIN TO
WRITE YOUR BOOK?

Apply Now!

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 {leigh@thefutureisred.com}. I look forward to chatting!