Word house

Word House is two-time PM's-Literary-Award winner Cath Crowley (Words in Deep Blue, Take Three Girls) and editor and writer Alison Arnold. Together we run retreats and writing masterclasses and offer mentoring. Writing is wellbeing.

'I did your workshop at a crucial stage in rewriting All That Impossible Space – many of the techniques I still use all the time. Thank you again for sharing your wisdom.' Anna Morgan

luxury writing and wellness retreat, Lake House daylesford

Our second retreat is finished! We are still lamenting having to make our own cups of tea. But we are thrilled with how it went. A visiting kookaburra, beautiful words, writers at all stages bringing out their kindness, generosity and desire for a massage chair.

Next retreats: August 2019, May 2020

Editing and writing

I have been a book editor for seventeen years – how the time flies. I offer developmental, structural and line editing to emerging non-contracted writers, as well as working for publishers on a freelance basis.

I am a helper of writers, a polisher of words, a lover of story, a safe but incisive pair of hands.

I am also a writer.

I have been told that I edit the way a writer writes – from the inside out.

This is a review of an edit I did for emerging writer I.H. Laking.