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Foxes' Retreat Character Development Workshops



Foxes' Retreat offers an escape from your usual routine. The change of focus will allow you to tap into your creativity, whilst we provide experiences and activities to enhance your creative writing skills, giving you a space to begin or develop your own project. This is a stand-alone afternoon workshop course to develop character. We will be starting from scratch, and using exercises to build and create your toolbox for writing your novel. This is suitable for those who are on a writing journey already, or those looking to start a new character off or enhance one already in progress. Small group (6 places available per group) with lots of supportive discussion and ideas to develop your writing. Please contact us for a relaxed chat about this and to reserve a place, particularly if you are new to writing, or a little nervous at getting going - we are here to encourage, not to judge!

What's included in the price?

Small group live teaching of exercises to develop characters and plot for your own short story. I have a range of writers, from professional poets and storytellers, to first time writers, and I am used to working with exercises that will stretch the thinking patterns of us all.

What you will need

A notebook, a pen/pencil, a stable internet connection and a quiet space to work in without distraction for the three hour workshop.


3 hours (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Here at Foxes' Retreat we offer a relaxing and informal experience, welcoming you into our home to share our passion for writing and a love of the natural world around us. Having worked in formal education for many years, I am now offer both writing and therapy work in groups and individually. I have led workshops in varied locations in both Europe and South Africa, and now offer these from my home in the beautiful Peak District, alongside courses through ZOOM (live, not pre-recorded).

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
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