novelist - mentor - freelance editor

Wisdom Write

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Imagine yourself in idyllic Montego Bay, Jamaica, where for 5 days you get to pamper yourself with delicious home-cooked meals, enjoy daily yoga, swimming in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, deep-dive writing sessions and more. From the moment you arrive until the time you leave we will cater to your needs.

The Wharf House, an historic property built on the coastline, is our chosen location for your bespoke yoga and writing retreat.We will begin each day with yoga followed by guided writing. Afternoons are for relaxing and sightseeing. In the evenings we will gather to share our stories.

Open to all levels of writers and yogis, this journey promises to re-connect you to your true essence while creating a safe container for you to delve into the heart of your story.

Dates: Thursday October 10th to Monday October 14th

Registration for Wisdom Write will open late December 2018. Please email me at to receive advance notification



Lisa Fugard

is a novelist and a sought after writing coach. Her novel Skinner’s Drift was a NY Times Notable Book and runner up of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize21 Days to Awaken the Writer Within. Her short stories have been anthologized and published in numerous literary magazines. Her many travel articles, essays and book reviews have been published in the New York Times.

As a writing coach and mentor Lisa has facilitated retreats in Bali, Italy and Sedona. She has also taught in the Hay House Writers Workshop and helps clients craft winning proposals. She is the author of 21 Days to Awaken the Writer Within. She is passionate about the writer’s craft and delights in helping clients discover their unique voice.


Nadine McNeil

AKA Universal Empress is an Influencer for global transformation. Currently based in Bali, Indonesia she teaches yoga, offers transformational individual and corporate coaching, and leads weekly Women’s Circles.

Committed to the “democratization of yoga, she designs and delivers integrated workshops combining the wisdom of yoga with the gifts of writing. Her popular workshops include Scripting Your Joy and Self-Love is a Practice.

Her writing on various topics- yoga, spirituality, personal development, race, gender and current affairs - have been featured regularly in Elephant Journal, Yoga Herald Magazine, Essence Magazine and several other publications. To learn more about her, please visit