Intensive Writing Retreat
of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Memoir
to six participants
Tuition Fee: $350 includes lunch daily
Accommodation for seven nights: $500, includes a private room with
with one other, breakfast, and dinner
you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking inside? Have
harbored a secret notebook, maybe in your head, of half-started
stories? Then this retreat is for you. In
workshop-style format you will find your way first by releasing that
within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and then by
discovering the elements of all good stories, including character,
setting, and more.
retreat is for anyone who longs to write but doesn’t know where
to start and
for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. Bring
a current project or start from the
the Topics for Discussion
A Story of
Writing Journey for Self-Awareness and Wholeness
is no greater agony than bearing an untold
story inside you.”
—Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird
Out of the Rejection Pile
Description: A believable world of
people, places, and events
will discover how to avoid common manuscript errors, attract the
agents and editors, and take your writing to an advanced level.
is on the many aspects of description and setting and will answer the
question: too much or too little?
Dynamic, Compelling Characters
could have the best story line in the world, but it won't float unless
create or portray characters that the readers care about.
is on different ways to begin each chapter, the book, or a short story.
Dialogue—When, What, and How
you wish to craft compelling dialogue in fiction or report words spoken
memoir, you need to decide when your character should talk and
she say it.
can get to
Portland Maine by plane, train, or bus.
Transportation from Portland airport, train station,
or bus depot is provided. Contact
Elizabeth for more information.
for a registration form.
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