Bali Writing Retreat: 8–13 August 2020

Want to come to Bali with me to write your book?

Ubud has been host to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival for the past 16 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).

DON’T WAIT TOO LONG, THIS WILL BOOK OUT QUICKLY! I only take a small group of up to 8 people.

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:

‘Forced and welcome relaxation … has centred and focused my view. I now have structure and motivation to finish this book before the next year is through. Thank you to Blaise and the writers congregation who have helped me find commitment anew …’
– Alex Screen, November 2019 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

9:00–12:30: Writing deep diving

12:30–7:00: Writing/free time (Sankara will shuttle you into Ubud to explore as required)

3:00–4:00: Balinese afternoon tea

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 and travel insurance NOT included. All prices in Australian dollars.


Super Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 March 2020)

Early Bird Price:

(Deadline: 1 May 2020)

Full price:



5 nights accommodation in single occupancy room

Fruit basket and bottled water daily

5 Breakfasts

5 evening meals

5 morning tea

5 afternoon tea

Daily yoga sessions (optional)

Daily walk with guide in local area

1 massage

Full writing immersion program

Daily shuttle into Ubud centre

Airport transfers

Cancellation fee of $500 applies if cancelling prior to 20 May 2020.

50% cancellation fee applies if cancelling after 20 June 2020.

No refund will apply after 20 July 2020.

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