Praise for my workshops, online programmes, retreats and books

Your writing workshop woke me up. I saw how my old love of writing, which had sustained me in girlhood could empower me again.
— Ampy Basa, private chef, connector, food enthusiast and teacher

“Your session was an excellent example of good teaching in practice. Clear, concise instructions: an interesting, real-world opportunity to put learning into practice; great variety of exercises from teacher-led to pair work; lovely creation of a warm, encouraging atmosphere and plenty of checking of understanding.” ~ Emily Pedder, Director at The Book Edit & Creative Writing Course Co-Ordinator at City, University of London

“Your ability to include everyone in the discussion was immensely valuable. I left the retreat feeling very feeling very inspired.” ~ Dickson Anam, aspiring writer

“I feel less alone, and more supported since being with you and the wonderful group of writers. Your personal aura, your ambience, Greta, is of generosity of spirit, of clarity, of possibility. It is possible for me to do this.” ~ Rosi Lovdal, retired artist

“After writing my first book in several months, I was ready to give up on the second one until I spoke to Greta. Within one hour, we had been able to take what was becoming an academic text book aimed at my peers and create the start of the creative book I had been desperately trying to write for two years. Thank you, Greta.” ~ Natalie Trice, author, PR & writer

“My biggest insight was understanding and being able to apply literary techniques to my own work. Previously, I’d read books without observing the traits that are used to make me turn those pages. Now, I can appreciate the different literary techniques and marvel at how they help to create a great story. I also now appreciate EVERYTHING around me – the environment, the sounds, and the atmosphere as they can provide information for my written work. I find this amazing.” ~ Jacqueline Smith, aspiring novelist

“When I was young, I loved to write stories and also wrote constantly as a way to express the angst of my teenage years. Unfortunately, this led to shaming because those very personal journal entries were read by someone who used them to ridicule and criticise me. You are the first person to name and identify the damage done by this kind of shaming. After working through your course, I am recognising that I am well on the way to healing that tender, violated part of my inner world. There has been a remarkable, gradual fading of the critical inner voice. Now, I have a structure to work within and techniques to practice and it has given me a sense of direction and purpose.” ~ Janet McQueen, blogger / photographer / creative elder  

“Before your workshop, I had been writing a creative lifestyle blog for about two years, with no guidance or training. This was an experience I enjoyed immensely, and I felt drawn to. The biggest challenges I faced were not having the knowledge or skills required to improve my writing style and not feeling clear about my long-term goals in terms of writing. I now have writing techniques that were not at my disposal beforehand and which add depth and interest to my writing. I have more clarity as to where I want to go with my writing and what part I want writing to play in my career as a creative. I have had more confidence since the workshop to find my own writing style. In addition, I felt that there was a deep, soulful feel to the training. There was a strong message and learning that writing from the heart, finding your passion and being clear about the reason you write are equally as important as the skills and techniques. I believe this makes Greta’s workshop unique.” ~ Lucy Peltier, blogger and crafter

"The Autumn Retreat was wonderful, insightful and transformative. I have been writing both professionally, as a hobby (I'm a former freelance travel and food writer), as well as personally through journaling. I came to the retreat with the intention to help unblock my creativity in writing and using writing as a way of healing. I had some ideas on what I wanted to write. But through the weekend, with Greta's guidance, I got a clarity of the direction I wanted to take with my writing. I highly recommend the retreat or any workshop with Greta." ~ Cinthya, communications professional

You were quite simply a natural host and handled the panel at the Write Out! event superbly. I wish you could host all my events. ~ Foluke Akinlose MBE, Founder of Precious Online, Precious Success & The Precious Awards

Heart, Sass & Soul is an inspirational (and practical) guide to harnessing your creativity and using self-expression to create a better life.
— Karen Swayne, Features & Health Editor, Prima magazine

“We all know that journaling can be a powerful self-care practice, Greta artfully shows us HOW. This is an insightful, inspiring book empowering us all with the tools of self-expression. Very liberating!” ~ Suzy Reading, Chartered Psychologist, Mind Editor at Psychologies magazine and Author of The Self-Care Revolution

“Writing is a powerful tool in delving within, in learning who we are and what we need, in building a beautiful life on our own terms. Greta Solomon's Heart, Sass & Soul is an invaluable, accessible, practical resource that helps us do just that. It is filled with insightful, inspiring, interesting stories and exercises. And it is no doubt a reference that you will return to throughout your life, throughout different seasons, transitions, and phases. Because it'll help you discover and rediscover who you are.” ~ Margarita Tartakovsky, a writer and associate editor at PsychCentral.com

“Greta's wisdom and warmth shines through on every page of this wonderful book. It's like being gently but purposefully guided towards a more accomplished version of you through writing, discovering your voice and your inner light – the you that you've always known you could be! This book has really helped me not to waver and stumble with my writing, but to stride confidently forward.” ~ Anya Hayes, Pilates Teacher, MBCT Mindfulness Coach and Author of The Supermum Myth

“As a writer, I know first-hand how therapeutic it can be to order your feelings on paper (or a computer). This book is a wonderful resource for people who want to go deeper and really explore both positive and negative emotions.” ~ Annie Ridout, Journalist and Author of The Freelance Mum

“A welcome and stylish exploration of writing as a way of uplifting your life. Sensitive, sassy and creative.” ~ Malcolm Stern, Psychotherapist, author and co-founder of Alternatives

“Greta is to writing what Marie Kondo is to tidying. This is a marvel of a book which explores how you can find your creative voice and help clarify your thoughts through the lost art of writing. Creativity is, Greta says, the missing piece of the wellness puzzle and in this book she shows you how to tap into your own creativity and use it to overcome issues and express yourself more clearly. Through it, we can rediscover the cathartic power of creative writing.” ~ Georgina Fuller, Freelance journalist for national newspapers and magazines including The Telegraph, The Guardian and Modern Woman

“Greta Solomon reminds us of the value and importance of living a reflective, self-reflexive and creative life, with enjoyable and gently challenging exercises, prompts and wisdoms and her own fresh and supportive voice.” ~ Deborah Alma, Emergency Poet (prescribing poems from her 1970s ambulance) and author of The Emergency Poet: An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology

“Keeping a journal has been a daily practice for me for many years. Journaling enriches my life as it helps to hone my craft as a writer. Writing down my thoughts clears my mind and helps me discover the topics that are really grabbing my attention. Greta Solomon's book is the go-to guide on the art of journaling.” ~ Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be a Winning Writer

“In a world where we are often bombarded with other people’s stories it is vital for our wellbeing and success in life to make contact with our own stories. Heart, Sass and Soul is the essential guide for how to create that meaningful relationship with self and then become the author and authority of your own story.” ~ Zita Tulyahikayo, Systemic Coach and Hypnotherapist

“Behold! You are holding a bright pearl of love. A guide that bridges between your inner being and its outer expression. This work is coming from a mature and ripe place, with deep personal and professional experience. How blessed we are to be gifted with Greta’s work which is profound and inspiring yet light and accessible.” ~ Yair Sagy, Yoga teacher, healer and facilitator at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Centre

Just Write It! is a reader-friendly, step by step book, which demystifies academic writing and breaks the process down into bite-sized chunks. It gives great practical advice in simple stages, which guide the reader to developing their writing skills.
— Vanessa Heaslip, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Bournemouth University

"This is a well-designed book to support undergraduates through their university journey. It is user-friendly with its clear, easy to follow structure. This book is a great support mechanism to help undergraduates to achieve. ~ Emma Jackson, University of Worcester

“Critical thinking is essential for both creative and academic writing. And one of the most challenging tasks for a writing instructor is to motivate students to think critically.  Just Write it! does just that. The practical writing exercises force the student to think critically by crystallizing their own ideas in their own words. Through step-by-step procedures the student grows accustomed to thinking by writing, and writing by thinking.” ~ William Warner, PhD, Associate Professor – Writing Centre, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

“I read Greta’s book after my husband participated in one of her corporate seminars. At that time, I was completing the first year of my masters and a great deal of my time was spent on reading and writing essays. After reading it, my grades rocketed from C’s to A’s. All thanks to Greta’s book Just Write It!. The book is a miracle for anyone who struggles with writing or just isn’t happy with his or her creativity process. Easy to read and comprehend, the book will give you so many ‘a-ha’ moments that you will want to make everyone else read it!” ~ Elena Daia, Web Journalist at Bonnier Publications

“The book Just Write It! is an absolute ‘must have’ for those searching for ways to improve and master their English writing skills, either within an academic or a professional field. The book provides a variety of innovative techniques and tips that help you to become a creative and efficient writer. Thanks to the advice provided in the book I am now able to write informative and engaging emails and memos that are easy to read and simply likeable. I often get positive feedback from colleagues at work on my writing performance. Finally, I managed to write a winning cover letter that has helped me to get a dream job. I intend to continue on the learning path with my personal writing guidance, the book Just Write It!, that I can always consult for reliable advice.” ~ Magdalena Hubert, Analyst at Nasdaq OMX