Bali Writing Retreat: 1–6 November 2019

Want to come to Bali with me and my crew to write your book?

Ubud has been host to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival for the past 15 years, which suggests that it’s a great location to inspire and motivate creative energy. Within 10 minutes of checking into this retreat, you’ll realise this is true.

Who is this for? Someone wanting to write a business book (health, coaching, travel, finance etc.), memoir, family history, or novel.

Who is it NOT for? Children’s books or poetry (unless you just want to hang out with us, that’s okay. Let’s chat).


This immersive retreat will allow you the space and time to get really stuck into your book project. With the right planning you could write the whole book in the 24 hours allowed for writing. These are the topics we will cover:

  • The writing process
  • How to structure your book
  • Good writing practice
  • The editing process
  • Refining your book pitch
  • How to fund your project
  • The publishing process
  • Marketing you & your book
  • Your author platform
  • Blogging for writers
  • Your book launch
  • Getting book reviews
  • GLOBAL book distribution
  • Selling your book

Here’s what others say about our retreats:

‘Blaise and Les were excellent facilitators; their sessions were highly informative and entertaining. As writers themselves they were always aware and respectful of the sensitivities of would-be writers.’
– Carolyn Lloyd, June 2014 Retreat Participant

‘Both Blaise and Les communicate and impart their knowledge in a way that makes it easy and fun to learn!’
Yolande White, May 2016 Retreat Participant

‘Excellent venue, great writing program! This retreat has reinvigorated me because I was having self doubts about my writing. Also excellent course content, company and food.’
– Colleen Goth, May 2017 Retreat Participant

This six-day program will transform your writing life. Join this small group (maximum of 10) in Bali 8–13 June 2019 at the gorgeous Sankara Suites & Villas, Ubud.

A typical day will look like this:

7:00-8:00: Yoga (optional)

8:00–9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00–10:30: Learning module 1

10:45–12:15: Learning module 2

12:15–7:00: Writing/free time (Sankara will shuttle you into Ubud to explore as required)

3:00–4:00: Balinese activities such as Balinese dance, wood carving, traditional clothing.

7:00: Dinner

8:00–9:00: Table talk

9:00: Write/relax/sleep


Your story is going to grow in ways that you cannot imagine and your life will open up to the unexpected.

You will develop and grow as a writer in ways you never could’ve possibly imagined.


Your writing journey is about to begin.
If not now, when?

This program is packed with value. Airfares NOT included. All prices in Australian dollars.


The silver package offers all the spoils of the retreat!

Super Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 July 2019)

Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 September 2019)

Full price:



The gold package offers all the spoils of the retreat PLUS book mentoring and a publishing package!

Super Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 July 2019)

Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 September 2019)

Full price:



The publishing package includes:

  1. Location photography in Bali (optional)
  2. Full project management
  3. Full author support (holding your hand)
  4. ISBN/barcode registry
  5. Library deposit
  6. Copyedit of full book (up to 50,000 words)
  7. Full design & creation of cover
  8. Full design & layout of internals (with up to 15 images)
  9. Ebook creation and upload
  10. Set up for GLOBAL distribution
  11. 100 printed books (Colour cover, black & white internals) *selling these will recoup $2,750 in sales
  12. Media release
  13. Publishing & launch guides (printed books)
  14. 50 bookmarks
  15. Design of pull-up banner & flyers

Full payment due for all participants: 15 October 2019. However, we can arrange payment plans.

Cancellation fee of $500 applies if cancelling prior to 10 September 2019.

50% cancellation fee applies if cancelling after 20 September 2019.

No refund will apply after 31 September 2019.

Thank you for your interest in this retreat. This is a specialised event where participants need to be qualified for suitability by interview.

This writing program is going to transform your writing in more ways than one.

To secure your place, please contact us now for more information and to register.

Email me or call 0394346365 or 0416157281