Writing Retreat 2020: Baltimore

October 7-11, 2020
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor,
Baltimore, Maryland 

We’re delighted to offer an East coast retreat for WFWA members!

Join fellow women’s fiction writers for three amazing days of workshops, writing, networking, and fun in Baltimore, Maryland, October 7-10, 2020. Registration will open February 2, 2020. 

 

Workshop Presenter
Schedule
Registration Fee
Hotel/Travel
Cancellations

 

We’re excited to welcome Jennie Nash, Private Book Coach and CEO of Author Accelerator as the workshop presenter.

Want to learn how to be more efficient in your writing? Jennie will spend three days working with retreat attendees on learning how to organize your story ideas through the use of an Inside Outline. Perfect for pantsers and plotters, the Inside Outline is a tool that will help you write faster, more efficiently, and with less pain. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and spend three days honing in on your story idea. Whether you’re starting a new project, elbow deep in a current one, or ready to revise, this workshop will help you define the story that needs to be told and map your way from start to “the end.”

We’ll have breakout sessions to apply what we’ve just learned, with Jennie floating between the groups. Jennie will also do several live edits of Inside Outlines as hands-on demonstrations of how to take your work to the next level.

In addition, there will be daily discussions on topics relevant to the group, including dealing with rejection/disappointment/expectations, marketing ideas, motivation and keeping with it.

Jennie Nash will be offering a handful of private one-on-one sessions (feedback on your 3 page outline and 45 minute consult) for those who want dedicated help fine-tuning their Inside Outlines. Cost for the 1:1s is $550. Note that this is a unique opportunity - Jennie does not usually offer this service directly.

In addition, there will be daily discussions on topics relevant to the group, including dealing with rejection/disappointment/expectations, marketing ideas, motivation and keeping with it.

Preliminary Schedule*

Wednesday, October 7 
  • Check-in from 2-6
Thursday, October 8
  • Check-in table for those who arrive late or day-of
  • Continental breakfast
  • Workshop session 1 (approximately 2 hours)
  • Breakouts, writing time
  • Lunch on your own
  • Reconvene to discuss work, answer questions
  • Writing, downtime
  • Dinner
  • Dessert and discussion 1 on rejection/disappointment/expectations
Friday, October 9
  • Continental breakfast
  • Workshop session 2
  • Breakouts, writing time
  • Lunch and discussion 2 on marketing - what works, what doesn’t, how to be strategic and persistent and avoid that ick feeling and burnout
  • Breakouts, writing time, free time
  • Dinner on your own and time to explore the amazing areas around the hotel or Fells Point (anyone want to have drinks with the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe?)
Saturday, October 10
  • Continental breakfast
  • Workshop session 3
  • Breakouts, writing time
  • Lunch on your own
  • Reconvene to discuss work, answer questions
  • Writing, downtime
  • Dinner
  • Dessert and discussion 3 on motivation and keeping the faith when scorpion farming or llama grooming seem like better career choices
Sunday, October 11
  • Hugs and goodbyes

 *Schedule subject to change

Registration Fee

Registration fee $415 (includes breakfast each day, dinner on Thursday and Saturday, and lunch on Friday).

Your retreat registration fee pays for the event itself. It does not include hotel, airfare, or other expenses not expressly stated above.

Hotel

The retreat is being held at the lovely Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, with easy access to restaurants and cultural activities.

Hotel rooms are $150 plus applicable tax and fees, single or double.

Reservations will be made directly through the hotel. After you have registered for the retreat, you will be sent a link to our block of rooms that get the group rate.

Cancellation Policy

Please read carefully, as cancellation terms have changed. We will no longer be able to issue full refunds.

Until February 29: 75% refund less $50 cancellation fee

March 1 – April 30: 50% refund less $50 cancellation fee

No refunds will be issued for cancellations starting May 1st