Lisa Selvidge

Writer & Tutor of Creative Writing

Fiction writer and creative writing tutor offers feedback/critiques on prose fiction, scriptwriting and memoir (either by email or in situ), writing holidays, one-day or half-day workshops, and creative writing courses on writing fiction and writing memoirs in the Algarve, Portugal. Accommodation in the Monchique mountains is also available, providing a perfect retreat not only for writers but also for walkers, birdwatchers and anyone else who enjoys the mountains.
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'To write a novel you must sit down and stay sitting. Unless you are a Hemingway and you stay standing. Or a Proust and you stay in bed.' Beryl Bainbridge (‘Waiting to Grow Up’, Review Saturday Guardian, 15.10.05)

'It can be said that one slip of point of view by a writer can hurt a story badly, and several slips can be fatal.' Sol Stein, Stein on Writing

'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.' Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941, A Room of One's Own (1929)

Bica Boa Writing Retreats

More than just a writing holiday, this all-inclusive retreat in the mountains of the Algarve will stimulate your imagination, relax your mind and refresh your senses.

Monthly Writing Workshops in Monchique, Algarve

Beyond the Sea - Stories from the Algarve now available on Kindle

German translation Zwischen Himmel und Meer - Geschichten aus der Algarve now available on Kindle

Portuguese translation Para Lá do Mar - Histórias do Algarve now available on Kindle




 30 August 2011