In 2012 - inspired by the discovery of her parents’ war diaries, writer Elaine Kingett established Write It Down! These are writing, mindfulness meditation and guided walking holidays in Spain and writing and meditation workshops in the UK.

Write It Down! holidays are unpretentious, down-to-earth, energising and inclusive, with small groups, outstanding food and top class accommodation. In a supportive and relaxed environment, individual creativity blossoms. The weeks provide a lasting boost in self-esteem and self-confidence, a notebook full of ideas for poems, stories and memoir and demonstrate the power of the pen on paper to enrich and empower our lives, discover our professional and personal strengths and provide a road-map for the future. The holidays and workshops are carefully planned and curated to inspire everyone, irrespective of previous writing experience or academic ability, to write down their lives for the scientifically recognised mental and physical health benefits and to rediscover their creative imagination. In the UK she runs writing and meditation workshops for businesses, private groups and public events bookable on Eventbrite.

Elaine Kingett is an award-winning writer, journalist, teacher and writing mentor. She started her career on Honey magazine in the 70s, after a BA Hons Fashion at Hornsey College of Art and now writes for That’s Not My Age, The Guardian, The Times, Woman&Home, Prima and Archivist. She has an MA in Professional Writing from UCF, has studied Autobiographical Creative Writing at University of Sussex, Therapeutic, Reflective Writing and Poetry Therapy with The Professional Writing Academy and counselling skills at City Lit. She has studied mindfulness meditation in Nepal and London.

She is a member of Lapidus International - Words For Wellbeing , The National Association of Writers In Education, Women in Journalism, an affiliate of Write As Rain and is a Hoffman graduate. She has three adult children and lives in north London.

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