FEBRUARY 21st – 23rd, 2014
We invite you to spend a weekend in the Hocking Hills, just south of Columbus, Ohio, to put words on paper. We’ll hike a little, cook a little, make plans, make friends and…write. A lot.
This year, we’ve got room for 10. For the quick and dirty price of $275.00, you’ll get all meals provided, plenty of snacks and coffee and whatnot, writing time, a guided winter hike, room/board, eager readers of your work, and a contest submission calendar. If you’re flying in from out of town, transportation from CMH to the lodge is also included.
You’ll also receive one twenty-minute private session each with Amy and Amanda to discuss writing and/or your writing life. You can use this time to set goals, explore what’s keeping you from writing that ONE THING you’ve always wanted to write, or to talk through a plot point or two. Or come to each session with your own agenda. We’re here for YOU.
And now a word from a few of last year’s writers:
I came to the retreat because it sounded like something I needed as a writer to move forward. I was excited about spending an entire weekend focused on writing. I wanted a clearer idea of how I needed to reach my goals. I gained more confidence in myself as a writer, and my plans have become clearer.
I needed a kick in the ass. I most wanted to pick an idea to focus on. I gained lots of ideas and learned about resources. Plotting forward, I’m feeling awesome and optimistic.
I wanted to say out loud that I was going to commit to my book in front of some cool and supportive people. I was excited to meet new and fascinating people and get inspired and motivated. I realized that I need to think hard about what the book means to and FOR me. It helped to be in the presence of some truly amazing talent.
I’ve been a raging introvert in the writing world, despite blogging and making con acts online since 2005. Something – a persistent gut feeling – said this was not to be missed. As the retreat crept closer, I was excited to see how I would respond in the moment, hearing what my authentic voice most needed to say. I needed to kickstart myself and narrow down creative choices. I gained new creative allies and a renewed sense of inspiration.