How a writing retreat in Spain got my creative juices flowing

A remote house in Andalucía’s Sierra Nevada – with food, drink, company and mentoring on tap – is the ideal environment to sort out writer’s block

We were looping the southern foothills of the Alpujarras, which in turn form the foothills of the mighty Sierra Nevada, on our way to the little village of Ferreirola, near the town of Pitres. John, a local driver, had picked me up from Granada, 90 minutes’ drive to the north-west, and we were climbing steadily.

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