Join The Grand Tour Summer Writing Challenge – a 30-Day Virtual European Odyssey!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This August, you are cordially invited to join The Grand Tour Summer Writing Challenge 2020!

On our 30 day European odyssey, you will be following in the footsteps of the great writers and thinkers of the Enlightenment – Byron, Wordsworth, Bosworth, Shelley et al – encountering the cities, landmarks, sights and people of this magnificent continent. A feast for the imagination and the senses, all to be captured in your own writing style and personal travelogue.

Yes, it’s summer and as many of us cannot travel as we usually would, the 30 Day Writing Challenge returns in August with a whistle-stop virtual tour of Europe, in the style of ‘The Grand Tour’ – a traditional right-of-passage in the 17th & 18th centuries for writers, thinkers and aristocratic types in search of art, culture, experience and adventure.

As always, there will be lots of topical travel and locality-themed prompts to spark your imagination and get you writing every day in August.

While our real-life jaunts may be curtailed, The Grand Tour Summer Writing Challenge will whisk you away to pastures new, with bite-sized daily exercises, inspiration and opportunity to explore or vent in equal measure, and a supportive and encouraging community of writers in the private Facebook group.

Whether you’re looking for focus, connection or a creative kick-start, the challenge offers a pleasurable summer escape.

Numbers in the Facebook group are limited and spots are allocated on a first come, first served basis – please book early to avoid disappointment as the last challenge sold out in 24 hours!

Once again, I’m also offering an email only version of the challenge as a reduced price for those who want to avoid social media and the internet right now. You’ll receive all the materials direct to your inbox, without any external distractions. And no need to worry about meeting the challenge timescale – the prompts will be waiting for you in your inbox whenever you feel ready to engage.

All the information is on the website – just click the link or button below for details.

I completely understand that this might not be the right timing for you to take part in a challenge and that’s OK. Nurture your creative self in any way you can during this difficult time – ALLOW YOUR IMAGINATION TO TRAVEL – play, read, make art, make something with your hands, knit, sew, mend, grow seeds, try something new. Stay grounded.

Angela x

Image by Amy Shamblen for Unsplash.

2 thoughts on “Join The Grand Tour Summer Writing Challenge – a 30-Day Virtual European Odyssey!

  1. Dear Angela,

    I’ve just signed up for the Grand Tour….a few days late. I might be a bit hit-and-miss as I’ve a health issue at the moment, but it might ease….

    Hope it’s ok to have gone ahead and signed up so late without asking you in advance,


    Lola (Scollard) Sent from my iPad


    1. Hi Lola,

      That’s no problem – lovely to have you aboard! I’m closing the Facebook group today to prevent stragglers but the Email Only option will stay open until the end of the week as it allows people to work through the prompts at their own speed. I’ll add you to the list and you’ll receive all the emails later today.

      Best of luck,

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