Norma’s is happy to announce our first ever writers’ retreat in January 2017. Inspired by NaNoWriMo and by our own visitors, we think Norma’s would be a great place to get away, write in peace, and connect with other writers.
The first step is planning based on what you want in a retreat. To begin your application, visit this form here. No deposits or writing samples are currently required.
We are accepting writers of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenplays, plays …if it’s written, we accept it.
We appreciate your support, and this early applicationwill be open until February 2016. At that point, writing samples will be required, and an itinerary will be solidified.
We have a lot of flowers on the grounds, and this had me wondering what kinds of flowers were in Norma’s own backyard! Here are three I have been able to identify so far.
Few other plants will make you so aware of its own mortality—Also known as the “Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow” or the “Kiss Me Quick,” the Brunfelsia is a lavender color when it blooms, and the color fades to white after only a day, two at the most! This flower grows in the shade or in partial sunlight, and blooms year-round.
More than just a pretty face: This flower has been used to cure fevers and arthritis, and has been helpful in curing a parasitic disease spread by sandflies.
Writers have been getting ready for NaNoWriMo, which can be an exciting and productive time! But have you planned on what you’re going to do after?
Maybe some editing or rewriting…in Costa Rica?
Norma’s is giving 10% off weekly and monthly rates for writers who book during March-August of 2015! There’s one catch . . . you must send the request during NaNoWriMo (November). You do not need to make any payments, but we need all requests by November 30.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. The dates you’re looking to stay and the room you want (furnished room with access to community kitchen, studio with its own kitchen, one bedroom, or two bedroom house)
2. Your Twitter handle
3. A bit about your project!
Is that it?
Space is limited, but we will try to accommodate as many as we can! Drop us a line to reserve your spot!
Normal rates for these months are:
$600/month, $360/week for a studio
$800/month, $480/week for a one-bedroom
$1000/month, $600/week for a two-bedroom
Norma’s is in the quiet town of La Garita. We are close enough to San Jose and Alajuela that you have major conveniences, but far enough and secluded enough that you can buckle down!
By offering this discount specifically for writers between March and August of 2015, we hope to cultivate a bigger creative community.
**You must send a message before November 30 to receive this discount! You do not need to make a payment, but must send the initial request.**
So drop us a line before November 30 with any questions, let us know you’re a writer, and if you eventually decide to stay with us, you’ll get 10% off your stay!
Still not sure? Check out this video to see what Norma’s is all about:
Still not enough? ***AND*** If you visit our Twitter @normasvillas and RT (retweet) our discount, you’ll receive an extra 5% off!
What are you waiting for? Email me at email@example.com before November 30!