THE WRITERS’ RETREATWhat would you be willing to do to secure a publication deal of a lifetime from the biggest publisher in the country?The challenge: You have to write a true-to-life crime story set in the Philippines. The case should not be completely resolved. At least 75 percent of the manuscript needs to be completed within thirty days. You have to be willing to go oTHE WRITERS’ RETREATWhat would you be willing to do to secure a publication deal of a lifetime from the biggest publisher in the country?The challenge: You have to write a true-to-life crime story set in the Philippines. The case should not be completely resolved. At least 75 percent of the manuscript needs to be completed within thirty days. You have to be willing to go on a week-long writers’ retreat in an undisclosed location to discuss your manuscript and be critiqued by the other participants. Afterward, you have to be ready to revise and edit the manuscript for final publication.The prize: Enough money to retire and just write with a guaranteed platform for release locally and internationally.The catch: You can’t breathe a word to anyone. Post anything on social media and you are out. You will be asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement and a release that removes any responsibility from the organizers should anything untoward happens to you. You will not be allowed to bring any gadgets to the retreat. You will be completely cut off.So . . . are you game?...
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the retreat the writers retreat book 1 Reviews
Yeyet SorianoFabulously written and a refreshing read. How can I rate this story without re-telling a short excerpt from my experiences? well, the IMHO the rating wouldn't be complete without it so here goes nothing. My mentors in one of my English Language workshops before once told me that in order to write a great story, one must read more often apart from writing their thoughts alone. The Retreat surely serves more to the expectation. I guess, what I'm trying to say is that this story is a note worthy recommendation to anyone who loves to watch movies and write scripts. The approach is definitely a surreal feeling once you turn those pages. It's like an anthology of stories all collated in one and yet, still tails into one big story that was carefully thought about. without spoiling any of the good parts. Here's a little reader tip from me to you. brace yourself for lots of twist and turns because you'll definitely find yourself immersed not only from the story but also from the Title itself. A Retreat to your imagination!Simply amazing!
I have led myself to believe I'm part Nancy Drew/Veronica Mars, so to have found out this book carried an intertwined mystery pleased me beyond expectation. Granted I had a difficult time getting through the first pages—even I got bored when I facilitated sessions (youth development) for work—but once a certain writer participant's story unraveled, The Retreat became unputdownable~, which is important in sustaining a crime story. (Or in this case, stories.) Oh, the twists and the revelations. I obviously couldn't get enough, be that I was reading it on New Year's Eve, for crying out loud! Just something the author might want to add in the sequel, though: (view spoiler)[More details! Readers like me enjoy picking up a lot of clues! (hide spoiler)].
Great, entertaining read. The story of the four authors have already been talked about in this book, which makes me wonder what the other four books will offer that has not been spoiled by book 1. That's something to watch out for, ye?
"The Retreat" by Yeyet Soriano was the kind of book that I just couldn't put down. It was that good. It was exciting - quite disturbing at times. I liked the plot and how each story unfolded itself. It was a fast-paced book that didn't feel rushed. My only criticism for this book was that it somewhat had flat characters. My rating for this book is 3.5/5 stars. When I started reading the book, I was thinking that I'd give it 4 or 5 stars for the way that it had captured my interest right from the beginning. However, after reading more than half of the book (which I greatly enjoyed), the story went downhill. From a 10, it became a 6. It was still good, but it was not as good as how it started. Overall, I still enjoyed reading this book, especially the first half of it - commendable. I would like to recommend this for readers who are looking for thrillers or suspense books that one could read in one sitting.
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Excellent way of weaving together the stories of the main author-characters, and how their lives affect the manuscripts they intend to write. The sneak peek of the "manuscripts" also blend well with the main story, and give a quick look at what works we can expect from them. A fast paced read for those who seek to understand the mind of an author.