World Building? How about GALAXY Building?
Get ready for an out-of-this-world retreat coming up soon!
Hi, y’all! Beth here—I’ve commandeered the newsletter to give you a hint about something Cristin and I have been working on for next year!
It’s supposed to be a secret, but….you can keep a secret, right?
Because there’s a new page on our website.
It’s currently password protected.
But you can see what it’s called…
Our retreats typically sell out super fast—this is because we work hard to keep the prices affordable and we limit slots so that nothing feels crowded. Officially, we’re announcing the retreat next month, about mid-December, but I wanted to give you all a heads up now because we anticipate this one selling out.
If you’re a writer who has a loved one begging you for gift ideas, or if you’re sick of getting blank journals you’re going to be too stressed out to write in anyway and would rather have something that you can actually use, tell your loved ones that this is what you want for the holidays! (They can contact us for a surprise gift card if they want!)
If you’re a writer who has an idea but isn’t sure how to flesh it out into a fully formed novel, if you have a draft but aren’t sure what to do to sell it, if you’ve revised but you’re still spinning your wheels—we help at every stage. The retreats are designed to provide both information and guidance, and, well…we’re good at it. Beth tends to be the big picture helper, breaking down plot structure and helping to develop outlines or revision plans, while Cristin is brilliant at pin-pointing character issues and digging into prose. Combined? We’ve got you covered.
We also totally understand budgets, which is one reason why we wanted to give you a heads up now that something in the spring is coming! This won’t be our only retreat (we’re planning one for late spring, too, as well as next fall! Plus at least one online class!), but this one is going to have an option for a little something extra…
Also! We’re going to have brand new classes linked into the secret extra field trip! (I mean, what better way to talk about world building than when we’re in a galaxy with multiple worlds?!) And the house we’ve got rented for the retreat is like an oasis of serenity! And in the morning I’m making waffles!
Okay! This was supposed to be a sneak peek, not a total spoiler! But consider it also a warning: make sure you open the email in mid-December if you want to come join us!
Limited Word Lab in December
We know the holidays are crazy! If you’d still like to keep on track with your writing, though, join us for a half-month Word Lab. On Wednesdays and Sundays, for the first two weeks of December only, we’re meeting up to get all the words down before the chaos of the end of the year hits. This is, of course, at a discounted price, and you have the option to pick just one day of the week (for a steeper discount) if you’d prefer.
Until next time! We’re so excited to be getting back into in-person retreats, and we cannot wait to hang out!
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