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Now in our 6th year, this annual Writing Retreat offers you time and space to get motivated and get writing. We have our Guest Writers lined up, there will be interviews and workshops with them as well as features on their work. The full programme will incorporate writing activities and motivation to keep your pen moving.

As with previous years the INKSPILL Archive will be open and so too will our virtual Book Shop.

The story behind INKSPILL 2013

The initial idea came when I found out about Iyanla_Vanzant’s Wonder Woman Weekend.

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I couldn’t afford to go, although it would have been a great event to attend, I decided I could facilitate my own special weekend in place of this.

And Inkspill was born. A FREE, Non-Profit venture.


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Guest Writers to be announced soon.

Spread the word, share this banner across your social media networks.



INKSPILL 2017 Coming Soon Celebrate Our 5th Year

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Book yourself some time off and treat yourself to a FREE online writing retreat this Autumn. Join us in real time, or wander around the posts at your leisure.
Easy links to previous years will also be available.





Behind the scenes there is frantic action as we prepare the programme for INKSPILL 2016. Our Guest Writers are in place and will be revealed along with the full weekend programme later this week.

In the meantime we would appreciate it if you would copy and SHARE these buttons and of course come and join in the writing retreat 22nd-23rd October.








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SAVE THE DATE 24th – 25th October

For the 3rd year running AWF is hosting INKSPILL, a free online writing retreat. Come and join us and our Guest Writers for a weekend of writing and motivation.

There is NO SIGN UP, NO FEE.

Just read the posts, share links to your work, comment and LIKE the posts.

AWF offers this retreat to you for FREE, in return all we ask is you LIKE, reblog or share our blog posts.

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Open to all writers of any genre – you will have time to work on your own writing projects too.

Come for a splash in the fountain and be inspired!
Name of Event: Inkspill
Type of Event: Writing
Event 25th & 26th October 2014

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Why join us?

  • You will get a FREE online writing retreat for the entire last weekend in October.
  • You will receive professional advice.
  • Have an opportunity to share your work and targets with others.
  • Meet other writers and have designated time to work on your own writing.
  • It will motivate you to write.
  • A good warm up if you are considering NaNoWriMo this November.
  • It will be FUN!

This event is planned for the final weekend in October!

What is it?

A FREE writing retreat based on a programme of writing.

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There is NO sign up or PAYMENT to be made, you can come along and dip into the events we have planned over the weekend or commit yourself to some ‘time out’ for your writing self and tag into every event on the programme.

The idea behind Inkspill is to motivate ourselves, to get writing! It would be a great warm up for NaNoWriMo in November.

What qualifies me?

BL RH me 2 More than two decades of experience.

I have trained on writing courses, written for performance, worked as a freelance writer and performance poet, I was a published poet before I did any of the above.

In later years I facilitated writing workshops with children and adults and founded a website for writers which became a community as well as a place for quality critiquing and a platform for new work.

I trained as a life coach (motivation? You’re in good hands!) and worked for 15 years as a teacher. In 2013 I enrolled on courses and workshops which were an opportunity to be guided by the likes of Clare Belle, Alan Harris, and Keith Lindsay.

I am inspired by the re-launch of my freelance writing career and felt I wanted to pay a gift forward to those of you following my blog! (Call it an early Christmas Present!)

Still not sure?


Come and dip your toes in, you will not be disappointed.

Full programme of events to be published 25th October.

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LINKS to 2013 posts

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Description and Basic Instructions for Participating:

Inkspill is a Virtual Writing Retreat delivered from my blog awritersfountain in the final weekend of October.

A great warm up event for NaNoWriMo writers.

The programme is varied and runs from October 25th to the 27th. If you’re on GMT you can follow in real time if not dip in and out.

The best result will come from giving yourself the whole weekend to write, that’s what a retreat is for, gift yourself.

There is no charge this year.

To take part you can either FOLLOW the blog – each new event will be on your reader throughout the weekend.

Or just turn up on the 25th and join in the creativity.

Open to all writers of any genre – you will have time to work on your own writing projects too.

Come for a splash in the fountain and be inspired!
Name of Event: Inkspill
Type of Event: Writing
Event Deadline: 25th October 2013 AWF oct

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  3. Yay! Now all you need is a badge (or two!) for bloggers to post on their sites, or a T-shirt or a bag (ambitious, I know–but I’d love to sport something with Inkspill on it!). Listen to me prattling on about your event 😉
    Feel free to give me a shout at starvingactivist[at] if I can help!

    • Lol would love Tshirts and bags too – maybe next year hey! I will add some tabs and badges that you and your cave scribes can all add to their blogs they are linked back to this page. Many thanks…. spread the ink/word…. 19 days to go!

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