Women’s Writing Retreats


Don’t let 2020 fall flat!

There’s no question it has been a crazy year, and finding the time or inspiration to dive into your writing has probably been tough. So why not take advantage of the chance to join us at one of our two Women’s Writing Retreats? While we usually do these in Spain, this year we’re staying close to home. These book up fast, so get in touch soon!


October 17-24, 2020 Wales 

November 7-14, 2020 in Devon, UK Sold Out


Write here. Write now.

The next chapter of your writing journey starts here. Write that story you’ve had inside you for ages. Pick up that project you set aside, or take the one you’ve been working on to the next stage.

Join us for a week of writing master classes in an inspirational setting and make your writing what you want it to be. Learn, craft, write. Create and find your voice. This retreat is an intensive creative experience for those who want to learn more about writing and how to improve on their work. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

How Does It Work?

The workshop is led by long time development editor and multi-published author Victoria Villasenor, and multi-published author and photographer, Nicci Robinson. Together, they’ll deliver a two-hour workshop each morning dedicated to a different element of craft, and they’ll provide immediate feedback on quick-writing sessions designed to get your creativity flowing. You’ll spend the afternoon working on the elements we’ve discussed, and we’ll get together late afternoon to talk about what you’ve written and to answer any questions you have about the process or craft. You can work on a new project, or bring along one you already have in progress. Whatever works best for you!

We’ll start out by looking at writing on a broad scale and by the end of the week, we’ll be discussing the next steps to take toward publishing.

Throughout the week, there’s one-to-one coaching and support available, so you have the time to ask questions and get the kind of personal feedback you need to move your writing forward. 

Let’s Wander

This gorgeous location means plenty of walks, and we’ll be going to a great dinner at a local restaurant, too. 

If your partner wants to come along, but isn’t a writer, they’re welcome to join you for a nominal supplement. There’s plenty for them to do—shopping and pubs in the local towns, the beach isn’t far away, long walks, or a visit to the local castle. Or they can just relax and unwind with a good book! (Maybe even yours!)

Writers sharing a room with other writers will pay a discounted price—so bring a fellow scribe!


For us, food is a must have when it comes to fueling creativity. So a continental breakfast is available each morning, and there’s a nutritious, delicious spread laid out for lunch each day that includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. And there’s always fruit and small nibbles available throughout the day in case you want a little something to keep you going. The big open kitchen is just right for you to make your own dinner and join others for the evening meal.

Get inspired. Get writing.

The Package: £650

The Retreat Packages include:

  • Accommodation in a private villa with plenty of space to write and relax
  • Breakfast and lunch each day, plus nibbles over feedback in the afternoon
  • Six daily workshops and critiques (Sunday to Friday)
  • One hour of a one-to-one session offering personalized writing feedback

To register or for more information, contact: info@globalwords.co.uk 



“I attended Victoria’s writing workshop after my first novel was published. I was more than halfway into my second novel, but was struggling with structure. After the workshop I completely reworked the manuscript based on what I’d learned. The novel, The Time Before Now, ended up being one of The Lesbian Reviews top 10 books of 2016. Victoria’s seminar helped me gain a sharper understanding of the infrastructure required for crafting a strong story. I highly recommend it.” – Missouri Vaun

Loved my feedback session! I’m always wanting feedback, good or bad, as I feel it the most helpful part of a course. Victoria and Nicci are a well of information.  ~Morven

Vic and Nic’s teaching approach suits the way I learn. Non-threatening, sensitive to individuals within the group and professional. Would recommend and repeat this and similar courses. ~Wendy

The #1 thing was the quality of the teaching. The teaching was extremely skilful. ~Jan

Their teaching approach was very warm and open. I always felt comfortable sharing ideas and reading work, which isn’t always the case in a writing group. The course felt flexible, so that if another topic arises, more time can be spent on it. Would definitely recommend the course and would love to continue to learn more from Victoria and Nicci. The course has been a great help. ~Natalie


Some photos of our two weeks in 2019: