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For women who have always dreamed of writing a book but never got around to doing it, these statements hit just too close to home:

“I have no time to write.”

“I’m not feeling inspired.”

“I’m stuck in writer’s block.”

These are all excuses why writing dreams are put aside—lack of time, inspiration or motivation.

It’s for these very reasons that life coach Aurora M. Suarez and authors Samantha Sotto and Mina V. Esguerra have come up with Write Away: a writing and life coaching retreat. It’s where women writers can finally make time for their writing dreams and get their words down on paper. Write Away is open to all writers, 25 to 50 years old—whether they are still searching for inspiration, already have an idea, have written a few pages or just need the final push for the last chapters.

Life coach Aurora M. Suarez and authors Mina V. Esguerra and Samantha Sotto

Write Away promises that writers will leave the retreat with a solid book concept, one written chapter and the inspiration and motivation they need to continue writing.

This is the second Write Away. And just like the first one in 2017, Aurora, Sam, and Mina, along with 12 women writers (slots are only limited to 12!), will escape to Casa Luminaria, a resort with charming local cabins that is exclusive to the retreat for four days. There, they will hold daily workshops on topics such as finding inspiration and getting published, have mentoring and life coaching sessions and make sure writers are pampered with platters of delicious food (including afternoon merienda!), wine nights and even a massage. Writers can look forward to wide open spaces and private nooks for prime writing, daydreaming, and reading time.

“I’m so excited about doing Write Away again this 2018,” Aurora says. “Last year, we met a group of 12 amazing women writers. We’re looking forward to replicating those magical four days again this year. The most wonderful thing is that we’re still in touch with each other, sharing writing tips and cheering each other on.”

Sam says, “I can’t wait to share stories, ignite inspiration, and find magic (and enjoy cheese and wine nights!) with the next batch of amazing women!” “Last year’s Write Away was so special…it really did have everything I needed and wanted, to feel inspired again. Looking forward to the next one already!” Mina adds.

Write Away 2018 will be held from October 11 to 14, 2018. All details and how to register are found on their website

The retreat fee of P29,500 is valid until May 15 (There is an installment plan with payments spread out over the next few months, details are all on their website). The price will go up to P39,500 after that. 

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