Sixth Element Writer Retreat: two nights in a Scottish castle, March 2019
From £795 per person inc bed and breakfast for two nights, group sessions and one to one mentoring

Want to give your novel writing and publishing ambitions a boost? Join Amazon Best Selling historical romance author Sam Burnell and Sixth Element Publishing’s Gillie Hatton, experienced editor and author of the Thieves’ Guild science fiction series, on a two night stay in a haunted 16th century castle.

Amidst the stunning surrounds of the Dumfries countryside, Castle of Park, with its log-burning fires and oak beams, is perfect for a creative weekend retreat packed with practical small group workshops and one to one mentoring.

You’ll have the chance to work on your novel, chat with other writers over a wine or two, talk about your book and writing with Gillie, sit with Sam to discuss marketing and sales, and leave rejuvenated with an action plan to take your writing forward.

With prices from £795 per person, this weekend retreat includes:

  • bed and breakfast for two nights, with buffet tea on arrival Friday evening, lunch and evening meal on Saturday, and Sunday lunch, lots of tea and coffee and wine.
  • two one to one mentoring sessions to discuss your book.
  • five group sessions on writing, publishing and book promotion.
  • a detailed, personalised report on how to optimise your Amazon KDP listing (worth £295).
  • a read-through of three chapters of your book (up to 30k words) with a marked up manuscript and feedback (worth £165).

Workshops include:

  • Your publishing options and things you should consider
  • How to promote your books and market yourself as an author online including KDP optimisation
  • Novel writing basics including plot structure, dialogue, character development and formatting
  • plus social gatherings, action planning sessions and the opportunity for specific sessions on request

Venue: Castle of Park, Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway

Dates:  Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March 2019


£795 per person (share in a twin room – 2 available)

£895 per person (share in a double room – 1 available)

£995 (single room – 1 available)

Email us to book your place now or call Gillie on 07970 065628 for more details.