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The Arts & Crafts of Fiction with Margie Orford

Learn the steps needed to conceptualise and outline a project, create characters with depth and integrity, write convincing dialogue and create setting.


All writing – narrative non-fiction, memoir, fiction – has storytelling at its heart. There are two keys to that heart. The first key is finding the story. The second key is opening your ear to your own writing rhythm – your voice, so that you can write your story – your fiction – in the way it can be best and truly told.
Writing is both an art and a craft. It is both inspiration and perspiration. In this workshop we will experience both, with a particular focus on how inspiration emerges from the practical craft of writing.
We will explore which story you wish to tell and in which form by examining different ideas of truth and truth-telling. We will look at the best ways to structure narrative and the practical ways of crafting a clear and vivid narrative voice.

Eco Practices

Skyros provides holistic holidays which emphasize being rather than having, doing rather than consuming and cooperating rather than competing. We are committed to an eco-friendly future and support solar heating and recycling, including our shower water. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and use refill stations throughout the site. Skyros encourages responsible integration with the local communities including the teaching of local history, culture and language and sponsorship of local events and organisations. Skyros uses locally owned and maintained facilities with policies in place that favour local produce and services and locals are employed wherever possible.

Directions and Travel

Fly to Athens then take the Aegean Air domestic flight to Skyros. If the domestic flight is sold out overland transfers will be offered.

Retreat Features and Activities

Writing Retreats


Jul 21 2024 - Jul 28 2024



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