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Creative Writing Breaks

A unique opportunity to spend four days with author Jon Stock learning the tools needed to write a thriller...

Jon Stock, the best-selling author of To Snare a Spy and five other espionage thrillers will be hosting two creative writing breaks at The Nare. He will be tutoring and talking about creative writing skills based on his experience as a journalist, newspaper editor and author. Aspiring writers who sign up to one of these four day creative writing breaks will hear the story behind To Snare a Spy and, during two relaxed morning workshops, discover the tools required to write thrillers. Topics will include characterisation, plot twists and narrative style. Jon will also be available to spend one-on-one time with those who wish to maximise this unique opportunity. 

As part of your stay there will also be a chance to visit some of the beautiful scenery featured in To Snare a Spy, which is set at The Nare and on the Roseland - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is an ideal break for anyone who wants to write their own novel or who just wants a behind-the scenes insight into the world of books and being an author.

The next break is taking place on Monday 19th February for four nights, departing Friday 23rd February 2018.

Prices start from £1,236 per room in a Country View double or twin bedded room for the four night stay, inclusive of dinner, room, full English breakfast, afternoon Cornish cream tea, and VAT , based on a couple people sharing. Sea view and single rooms also available. For information on the Creative Writing Breaks please contact reservations on 01872 50 11 11 who will be pleased to help you.

Author Jon Stock at The Nare hotel.

About Jon Stock

Jon Stock read English at Cambridge University and worked at the Daily Telegraph, as editor of the Saturday Weekend. He is the author of six spy thrillers, including Dead Spy Running which was optioned by Warner Brothers, and his latest...see below. Writing as J.S.Monroe, he is also author of Find Me, a psychological thriller, which has been sold into nine countries. Jon lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children, all of whom are regular visitors to Cornwall.

The cover of spy novel To Snare a Spy.

Jon's latest spy thriller set at The Nare

Jon's sixth spy thriller To Snare A Spy was written and set in Cornwall and at The Nare. The story follows Noah who unexpectantly finds his annual holiday in Cornwall overtaken by Russian agents, leading to a deadly race against time across land and sea. The book features many long-term staff members and various significant locations across the Roseland, including the Fal and Helford rivers.

Read about To Snare A Spy

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