As a facilitator for the Writers' Lab, I had a wonderful fortnight at the Skyros Centre - great food, inspiring company and lovely afternoons at the beach.
I will miss being awoken by goats and church bells, but more than anything else I'll miss the company of the other writers and their stories, characters and fictional alter-egos!
Jennie Rooney's first novel was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, as well as being featured on Richard and Judy's New Writers Book Club. She lives in London, where she also works for First Story (a school-based writing project) and runs creative writing courses. Her second novel is to be published in June 2010.
Jennie was facilitating the Writers' Lab programme at the Skyros Centre on Skyros island, Greece. See www.skyros.com. The Writers' Lab was named No 1 on the World's 5 Best Writing Holidays by The Guardian. See press.