Grit, Guts, and Goals: Setting a New Course for your Writing

January 2020 does not just mark the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade. That’s double the reason to look at your writing life with new eyes and a new attitude. What do you want to accomplish? What writing project has been calling you? Is this the year you’re going to pay attention?

In this retreat, we’ll talk about goals, of course, but we’ll also dig deeper. We’ll discuss process-based ways to improve the likelihood of sticking to specific habits. We’ll show you how to dream big by starting small, gathering steam until you’ve blasted through the barriers. We’ll talk about that ugly word everyone hates: Discipline, and then we’ll break it down into bite-sized, time-bound topics that will help pave the way to fulfilling your writing purpose.

2020 could be a strong year for you as a writer – writing, revising, submitting, and publishing. Every big success is composed of a million baby steps. This retreat might be the first step for you. Join us for this gritty, gutsy weekend and set your writing goals on a new, exciting course.

The Schedule (tentative)

Friday, January 3, 2020

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Check in and settle in. You’ll be given a short tour and we’ll show you to your assigned room.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Welcome and Overview of Retreat

7:15 p.m. – Writing Workshop

8:30 p.m. – Writing Workshop

9:00 p.m. – Free time / Bedtime


Saturday, January 4, 2020

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available. Come anytime you’re ready

8:30 a.m. – Writing Workshop

10:30 a.m. – Free time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Writing Workshop

3:00 p.m. – Free Time for Writing

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Writing Workshop

8:30 p.m. – Reading – Share your Writing – Sharing is optional; however, we ask that you attend whether you read or not, in order to support other writers.

10:00 p.m. – Free Time / Bedtime


Sunday, January 5, 2020

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available. Come any time you’re ready

8:30 a.m. – Writing Workshop

10:00 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Checkout and Goodbye


Cost Breakdown:

$350.00 – Room, meals, and workshops: Includes a private bedroom/bathroom for 2 nights, 5 meals (wine at dinner), snacks, 5 workshops

$48.13 – Applicable Taxes

$398.13 – TOTAL

*Past RWC Retreaters are eligible to receive a $40 discount. Please note which retreat(s) you’ve attended in your application.

Registration:  We will accept and notify everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. If the event is full, we will notify you and add your name to the Waiting List.

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