London literary agent all set for a Writers’ Retreat at Sharing Bali

This has been a couple of years in planning but it finally looks like I am going to be reunited with Jacq Burns of London Writers’ Club fame. Jacq and I met in what seems a lifetime ago at Kubuku, Wayan’s original bungalows in Ubud. At the time we had just a small patch of land, with a hut and a fireplace for a kitchen, in our village. Jacq loved it and always vowed to return.

Fast forward to today… Jacq moved to London and developed her literary career, I continued bouncing around the world in my fashion/retail/Bali life.. now we are back together partnering on our first Writers’ Retreat.


Whilst Jacq is honing writing skills in workshops or one-on-one sessions, we’ll be there with our Sharing Bali hospitality… simple luxury, delicious Balinese food, morning yoga, a literary feats and a celebratory finish at the hot springs.

The group is limited to 8 with the intention to make this small, productive and gorgeous. An absolute treat for everyone involved. In Jacq’s words…

“Writers of all levels can retreat from the world of distraction 

and wrap themselves in their writing.”

dining area

This retreat is for you if:

* You are just starting to write a story, whether that is about your life, your business or a novel.

* You are writing fiction or non-fiction.

* You need help to get started and plan your writing.

* You have started writing but are blocked.

* Your book writing is underway or even finished but it needs a stronger hook or concept.

* You are ready to pitch to agents or publishers and want pre-feedback.

* You know that writing lacks something and you need help.

Sounds like this is what you need?

Sign up now 

4 days/3 nights $AUD1775*

Oct 10-13, 2014

*includes food, accomm, group transfers to/from Ubud, all activities


Wondering what Jacq has been up to since those idyllic days in the village? Here’s the bio:

Jacq developed her publishing expertise as Commissioning Editor at Random House and Editorial Director at HarperCollins.  She now runs workshops for novelists and is literary agent for non-fiction authors including: personal development, business, how-to books, parenting, and well-being. Jacq is also co–director of and has ghosted a range of subjects from neuroscience to a novel about forced marriage and also wrote a series of Handbag Girly Emergency books under a pseudonym. Her forthcoming book ‘Write a Bestseller’ (Hodder) is published October 2014.


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