I’m Charlie Haynes. Think of me as your personal cheerleader for wordy stuff.



I help writers do their thing by:

  • Providing time and space for any writer to escape the world and just write. I run one-day retreats in the city or longer writing retreats in the countryside.

  • Giving tools and structures to help fiction writers actually write, like the Six Month Novel, the Writer’s Block Detox and a forum with online retreats and accountability.

I am:

  • An Olympic-level procrastinator (I decided to start a blog testing different ways of beating procrastination. You can guess how that story ends.) I feel your pain…

  • Skipping to the beat of my own drum, happily convinced that creativity is the key to a happy life and doing everything I can to help other people follow their writing dreams.


Contact me

You can contact me on hello@urbanwritersretreat.co.uk, but here’s what I get asked about most.

Retreats are only available on the dates listed. I list dates a month or three in advance, as far as I’m able to.

–  For one-day retreats, you do not need an email confirmation from me. If you PayPal payment went through, you’re booked. I’ll send you directions and a goal-setting sheet a few days before the retreat.

– I don’t check email every day. If you don’t hear back immediately, I’m not ignoring you, promise.