Write Here, Right Now Writing Retreat (Online) with Will Medd (registration closed)

Date(s) - 23/07/2024 - 26/07/2024 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


WriteHere, RightNow

Unique ‘live’ coaching writing retreat


  • Dedicated, focused and productive writing time
  • Better confidence, motivation and mood management
  • Greater awareness of what gets in the way and how to overcome it
  • Strategies for consistent and productive writing practice in the context of wider academic work
  • Learning from the collective wisdom of the group
  • Commit to a personal writing practice

This retreat is for anyone wanting to create a productive process of writing and establish a more effective, balanced writing experience.  Creating a productive writing habit is a challenge for many academics, often leading to frustration and a feeling of never having done enough.  That can soon become a feeling of anxiety and a sense that “I’m not good enough”.  Fortunately the demands of the job mean other tasks can get done while the big challenge of writing gets pushed aside until that evasive blocked-out time appears.

It offers a unique format that brings together the space of a writing retreat with the provocation of live coaching to enhance and sustain an effective writing experience.  The basis of these retreats emerged from coaching academics to take a step back, realign with the purpose of their writing and engage in strategies to bring writing back into the heart of their work.  The retreat provides a powerful format to get writing done, harnessing the collective energy of the group, while the live coaching invites greater awareness of how to shape the writing experience.  By bringing a focus on maximising the potential of the writing, and learning to creatively manage interferences, performance becomes the outcome of an effective practice rather than a hindrance.

This unique combination of retreat and live coaching means that, while working on a current piece of writing, participants also engage in a series of coaching-based experiments.  These experiments are designed to embed motivation, instill confidence and generate productive writing habits beyond the retreat itself.  The retreat combines the power and wisdom of group learning, individual provocation and writing practice.

“Really excellent. Such a good use of my time – wish I could do this weekly! Will is fantastic – flexible, adaptable, supportive, unpredictable.” (Lancaster University, 2018)

“Wonderful – well delivered, organised, effective, thought-provoking and fun.  Delivered aims, met my objectives.” (University of Liverpool, 2017)

“Enlightening, empowering, thought-provoking, confidence inspiring.”

(North Academic Research Training Initiative, 2015)

“This was the most worthwhile event I’ve attended. Should be widely available and also have follow-ups offered.” (Lancaster University, 2014)

About Will

Write Here, Right Now will be run by Will Medd, a professional certified coach, coach supervisor and meditation teacher.  As a former academic with an international research reputation, Will is well versed in the challenges of writing. Will developed the live coaching writing retreat in response to the ongoing challenges his coachees experienced with writing.

Indeed, while Will does write and has published in different formats – including two self-coaching books for students – the strategies offered emerged more from the experience of people he has coached, including academics and creative writings.

He is passionate about enabling people to be at their best while balancing work with the rest of life. Will is deeply committed to developing conditions of challenge and support which are conducive to all participants’ engagement and learning. His sessions are regularly scored as ‘excellent’ and comments have included: “respectful, sensitive to needs of the group”, “fantastic, created a really safe atmosphere to expose the issues raised”, “excellent, very patient when dealing with quite a few of us, kept us on track”, and “exceptional – humane, forgiving, thoughtful and able to bring out the best in a diverse group.”

You can find out more about Will at www.willmedd.com