"I am very impressed with Gerard's writing skills and ability to teach in workshops and the one-on-one. He is not only approachable, he approaches with wisdom and kindness. Both workshops provided information that I immediately applied to my writing... [they] were purposeful, and the handouts were a useful guide to show us goals and meaningful content. Thank you, Gerard and Janie, for a wonderful week of writing at the Rossmount Inn." - L.F.


"I loved everything about this retreat! Gerard is the best and very good at working with all types of writers. I learned so much in the workshops, one-on-one, and throughout the retreat. It's a real treat to spend a week with other writers and immerse yourself in this unique environment. Attending both Go and Write! retreats  has done wonders in setting me on a steady and true path to achieve my writing goals. Gerard knows exactly how to set the pace and space for writers to settle in from day one and get the most of their time." - Michelle I.


"Thank you for a wonderful week of writing at the Rossmount Inn. You are special people with an obvious love for writing... Don't change a thing! I enjoyed our musical evening too. Thank you for sharing your talent."​


"Once again, a fabulous experience. Thanks for everything, Gerard and Janie. This week has given me a chance to kickstart my writing and get back on track." - J.C.


"The mix of travel and writing made this a truly special trip. Gerard's keen insights are invaluable to a budding writer. Even if it is a cliché, this was the experience of a lifetime." M.I.


"Gerard and Janie did an excellent job in the creation of the retreat and the logistics were well organized. Wouldn't have missed this opportunity for the world!" C.F.S.


"Gerard's style of being gently direct works for me. He can focus on concerns with precision, in a kind manner."


"Go and Write! in Ireland was a magnificent experience. Not only was the tour inspiring, but Gerard's leadership - subtle and constant - regarding our writing was so valuable." - Amy C.

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