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Writing Holidays

Free Your Creativity, Write a Book and Get it Published

Welcome to the Book Doctor® Writing Holidays


Philippa's creative writing adventures have included a trip to the Dordorgne in 2015, a delightful escape to Turkey's Turquoise Coast in May 2016 and a hop to the Garden of England in 2017.  Watch this space for upcoming retreats.


 ‘The course was fantastic: packed with wonderful insights
and amazing exercises which were a joy to complete’

– Jo, participant

FROM MAY 2016: Welcome to the Book Doctor ® Writing Holiday where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the process of writing and discover what goes on in the world of publishing and how you can write a winning book.


Philippa Pride, experienced book editor and certified NLP Life Coach, has created a very special writing course that combines inspirational exercises for getting into the writing flow with advice for structuring your book and professional tips for getting published.


The course will give you everything you need for the next step of your writing journey.  It will cover questions such as:  ‘How do I get started, overcome block and find time to write?’ ‘Do I need an agent?’ and ‘What are publishers looking for?’


Imagine combining the writing classes with a wonderful week’s holiday in a beautiful location above the Turquoise Coast.  Treat yourself to time – time to write and to let your ideas emerge as you walk in the pine forest, relax under an olive tree or swim in the infinite pool.  It is the perfect opportunity to boost your creativity and develop your book.


The creative writing course is designed for anyone with a story to tell – fiction, non-fiction, diary or blog – whether a newcomer or established writer.


Once again I have teamed up with talented yoga teacher Ken Eyerman to create a unique week giving writers the opportunity to join a yoga class before breakfast.



‘Philippa takes publishing expertise, coaching excellence and pure passion and weaves them into an informative, energising and inspiring week’.

– Melanie, participant



THE POMEGRANATE boutique hotel, nestled between stunning mountains and Turkey’s famous South Western ‘Turquoise Coast’, has beautiful views over the sea. It is an inspirational location for nurturing your writing talent. Participants find their writing flourishes away from their everyday tasks and Philippa can create an environment where writers enjoy bonding and sharing their ideas.


Spring is a glorious time to visit the Lycian region of Turkey as there is an abundance of wild flowers, the days are warm and bright  and  I have often seen a baby tortoise. To the sound of cicadas and the smell of pine needles, you can walk to the sea (half an hour through the pine forest) or write your stories in the shade of a traditional Turkish kosk or nestled by mulberry, fig or olive tree.


Full board is included with delicious home cooked vegetarian food. The Pomegranate offers a wonderful variety of rooms from luxurious en-suites with aircon/heating to simpler rustic cabins in the garden, offering a choice for your tastes and pockets! There is a gorgeous yogashala and a tempting infinite swimming pool with plenty of lounge chairs on which to stretch out, write and dream away the afternoons. There is even a hamam on site!



‘Philippa has a true talent for unlocking the hidden writer within you.  Her unique approach means that you are sure to leave feeling truly inspired’

– Sabiha, former participant



‘I just write for fun, so it was a real step out of my comfort zone to go on not just a holiday but a writing Holiday! In the mountains in Turkey! With a bunch of strangers!  From the start Philippa assayed my fears and encouraged me to take a small step into the unknown.  It was a holiday I will not forget. Inspirational, relaxing and truly life changing in many ways.  The course was well run and I never felt out of my depth.  In a shaded kosk in Turkey I found me – a writer that could make people smile.’

– Sam, 2013



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