Private writing retreat

Write your book in one week with personal guidance during an exclusive 1-on-1 writing retreat

  • Do the dates of the planned writing retreats not fit your schedule?
  • Do you prefer 1-on-1 attention?
  • Want a writing retreat at a time and place of your choice?

Then a private writing retreat might be for you.

I can come to your location or you can travel to where I am.

“I didn’t get what I asked for,
but what I really needed.”

Heidi Stiegelis


“I had an incredibly cool idea, but couldn’t make progress.
To turn it into something concrete, I needed Esther: super sharp, creative, and highly practical.”

Anneke Veenendaal

Writing retreat in the French Alps

“I came here with nothing but an idea.
I leave with over 40.000 words and a clear plan for my book.”

AJ Scott

Writing retreat in the French Alps

“Such a creative and meaningful week of writing!
(and eating 😋) (and drinking🍷)”

Kees-Jan Dijkstra


So far I have done Private Writing retreats in Curaçao (Dutch Caribbean), Mallorca (Spain), Puglia (Italy) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Any location is possible. I can travel to your location, but most people prefer to get away from their normal life and get inspired by a different surrounding where there are no distractions and everything is taken care of.

One of the special locations for a private writing retreat is my ‘Tiny Trullo‘ in Puglia (South Italy). You will be an exclusive guest in my 200-year-old trullo house. Between the olive trees, you will experience the ultimate peace to work on your book. I’l take care of everything and will help you with your book every day.

Special offer

I now offer a private writing retreat in most locations for a very special all-inclusive price: €4995! (Normal price of a private writing retreat is €5995). The only extra is your trip to the location. From then on everything is included.


Please email or message me to discuss your preferred dates and locations.

Write from home?

You can also do a writing retreat@home, then we will schedule a video-call every day. You will receive all materials you need at home. The writing retreat@home is only €1950.

If you have any other questions, ideas, or proposals, let me know. I would be happy to help you with your book.

Nienke Bloem

“Esther is THE coach to help you write a book.

She introduced me to the phenomenon of ‘How to write a book’. In 1 week I learned how NOT to start with the content or the chapters.
Instead, you start with the back cover blurb.

A whole week of just writing, learning the ‘How’ of writing a book.

Enthusiastic, professional, and above all always with the practical ‘Esther Twist’.
Because she knows how to write a book and successfully publish it.
In the meantime, I have two books to my name and it all started with that one writing retreat.
Thank you, Esther!”

Nienke Bloem

Workbook - Reverse Writing

“Working with Esther is a party!
Especially if you opt for a writing retreat in a place under the sun as I did in fine Mallorca.
Or should I say fiesta?

I love her support, her speed, and her out-of-the-box thinking.

When I was working on my workbook of ‘Colors of Happiness’,
I always felt the invitation from Esther to color outside the lines,
to go one step further, to persevere, and above all to keep seeing my bigger picture.

And therein lies the magic of Esther for me. This is what you want!”

Anne-Lies Smal

“Writing a book is great fun and inspiring, but at times also lonely and challenging.
Do you want to make progress and at the same time add more structure and flow to your story?

During the writingretreat@home, Esther helped me to get the most out of these days
by giving friendly but well-aimed kicks at my butt, exactly what I needed.

Because Esther can read and analyze so quickly, she provides you with targeted advice in no time.
As a result, I experienced a steep learning curve, I gained more confidence as a writer
and my book became a lot more accessible to the reader.

Do you want to be challenged and have (even) more fun writing your own book? Then contact Esther! ”

Danae Bodewes

Success stories

Over 400 entrepreneurs and ‘non-writers’ have written and published their books with my support. Check out a selection of their books

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