Write your book in 1 week

18-25 Oct 2020 in Mallorca, Spain

Would you like to write your book in a week in Mallorca between dips in the pool, whilst eating delicious food and surrounded by interesting people? A ‘workation’ in paradise that is also tax deductible? More than 400 entrepreneurs already published their books: check out the results.

When: 18-25 October 2020
Where: In a luxury villa in Sineu, Mallorca. With a beautiful garden with fruit trees, seating areas and beautiful views.
All inclusive: The price of the writing retreat includes all meals, daily workshops, personal coaching and excursions. Only your flight, transport to the hotel and any extra drinks are not included.

Private room  –  €3500
Early Bird Price till Aug 31st – €2495

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Shared room – €2500 p.p.
Early Bird Price till Aug 31st – €1750 p.p.

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“Highly recommended for people who can’t find the time in their hectic, everyday life to focus entirely on one thing.”

Jolanda Wicherson

“Esther has the gift of seeing people. My inner writer feels nourished, seen and happy to share.”

Eliane Haseth

“I got a lot of tips for writing fiction and was even inspired to write a non-fiction book!”

Tamara Neuman

“I announced my book online and sold 100 books in 1 day!”

Anne-Lies Bloei

Give yourself a week to realize your lifelong dream of writing a book. This retreat will be of incredible value, whatever stage your book is at. Whether it is half finished or just an idea, if you don’t return from sunny Mallorca with a complete book, you will have made significant progress and have a clear process for completing, publicizing and promoting it. You will get a lot of energy and inspiration from working alongside like-minded people, as well as advice and support from the pros. Come and enjoy a week of creating in a beautiful location, living a relaxed island life in the sunshine.

Our Dream Location

Mallorca is just 2,5 hour flight from Amsterdam and accessible from many other locations. Our villa is just 30 minutes from the airport by road. We’ll stay in the village of Sineu,  in the middle of the island. The beach, the beautiful city of Palma and other interesting attractions are no more than 30 minutes drive. It is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the rustic charm of the island while being looked after at this great villa.
write Mallorca week

Just as during the successful previous writing weeks (Thailand, Curaçao, Austria and Mallorca), we keep the group small (maximum 10-15 people), so that there is enough personal attention for everyone. You can choose to have your own room to retreat to if you are feeling inspired to write in solitude, or you can white in the lovely garden, under the fruit trees, around the swimming pool, on a terrace in the village, or in one of the cozy corners in the ancient house. If you are stuck or need feedback, there is always someone to help and support you.


Each day begins with a short workshop about writing your book, publishing and promoting it:

  • Self-publish or use a publisher
  • What a publisher pays attention to (also useful if you publish your book yourself)
  • Digital or print?
  • Useful software
  • The writing and editing process
  • Special tips for the back cover, title and cover
  • Promotion of your book
  • Ideas for a successful book

Breakfast and either lunch or dinner are provided in the house to ensure that you have plenty of writing time. The other meal (lunch or dinner) is integrated  with activities such as a walk or excursion. Through this combination you have a lot of writing time, and you also get to take in the wonderful landscape and ambiance of the island. The perfect ‘working holiday’ …


Depending on the participants, the workshops will be done in Dutch or English. You can write in the language you feel most comfortable with. Individual guidance is in the language of your choice. Esther also speaks German, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has a basic understanding of Papiamentu.

About Esther

I am (co)author of 25 books and have helped over 400 entrepreneurs write and publish theirs. After organizing 20 writing retreats in Thailand, Austria, Greece and on Mallorca & Curacao, I know exactly what writers need to bring their books to life.

I’d love to share my experience and practical tips for your book!

Watch more testimonials about Esther’s writing method and her writing retreats

“Just being close to Esther makes you believe in yourself. She shares her knowledge with energy, enthusiasm and humor.”
Barbara Sevenstern

“And then, all of a sudden, there was a second book!”
Nienke Bloem

“The publisher said ‘yes’ after Esther helped me with my back cover!”
Jolanda Pikaart

“I also learned a lot about social media.”
Nicole Bekking

“I learned a lot and became very inspired, even infected, by Esther’s energy and confidence.”
Inge Vuijk

“It’s not about the book. It’s about the writing: organizing, processing. I found my voice…”
Selma van der Heiden

The Writing Week starts around 5 o’clock on October 18 with a welcome drink and dinner.

This is the flight that connects best for € 214.

If several people arrive on the same flight, a taxi can be shared from the airport (around € 50-60). Some participants prefer to rent a car together (super cheap via www.doyouspain.com ).

Whichever option you choose, please ensure that you arrive at the villa on time.

Are you serious about writing your book? I am the author and co-author of more than 25 books and I have helped more than 400 CEO’s and entrepreneurs to write and publish their books. Writing and (self)publishing your book is easier than you think, with my 7 step ‘Reverse Writing’ method. Here are some options to get you on track with your writing and publishing:

Online workshops – Get inspired by the theme of the week, receive practical tips and get your questions answered. Check out all of the the themes and dates of the “From idea to book” workshops.

Reverse Writing? – Avoid the mistake most writers make: start at the end of your book, not at the beginning. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it really works. Find out more about ‘Reverse Writing’.

Free resources – Find inspiration and tips in my blogs. Sign up for my ‘interested in writing’ list to receive “10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book” as well as more tips and inspiration.

Read the book – Learn the 7 step approach, with lots of tips and examples, in my (recently updated) guide ‘Write your book in 1 week’

eCourse – Learn the 7 step approach in my eCourse ‘How to write a book in 1 week’. It builds on the concepts in the book and is presented in with lots of examples and exercises on writing, promotion and self-publishing of your book on Amazon.

Writing retreats – Spend one week in an exotic environment with other writers. Attend a different workshop every day to help you progress with your book. Get personal guidance and feedback. Join one of my writing retreats this year in  Curaçao, Mallorca and Thailand.

1 on 1 support– Maybe you’d prefer a 1 on 1 RESULTant session or even private writing coaching to have my undivided attention and full support in writing your book?

FROM IDEA TO BOOK IN 6 MONTHS – If you are really serious about writing and publishing your book, I can recommend my Writers Mastermind: I will personally help you with every step, so your book can be ready 6 months from now!

Results – My method really works: check out the books my clients have already published. Check out their lessons learned and their testimonials on YouTube.

5 tips  – Check out my 5 most important tips for writing your book in this video: