Sometimes you just need to get away and focus on your manuscript.

If you’d like to do that at a beautiful Tennessee Bed & Breakfast, I offer intensives and retreats for all levels of experience. Each lasts for three days and two nights, and you can choose between between intensive, guided work on your novel, exercises to jump-start your creativity and passion, or quiet time with your book and guidance and advice as needed. For testimonials or more about my philosophy as an editor, click here.

If you’d like to attend one of these sessions but would prefer a different time, contact me, and if my schedule allows, we can work something out. Obviously, there’s a limited number of these I can do each year, and it’s first-come, first-served. (If you’d like to come and we’re full, I can put you on a waiting list.) See below for more detailed descriptions of each workshop or intensive.

I also wanted to do something for readers who love the Jared McKean books and would like to join me for a super-fun weekend learning all about Jared’s hometown favorites and behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Here’s the schedule of intensives and retreats. If you’d like to schedule one at a different time, let me know, and I’ll do my best to accommodate you or put you on the waiting list.

 

Event Dates
Jumpstart Your Novel Intensive February 26-29, 2016 or contact me for alternate dates
Beginning Writers’ Intensive March 11-13, 2016 or contact me for alternate dates
Advanced Writers’ Intensive May 13-15, 2016 or contact me for alternate dates
Individual Writers’ Intensive contact me to work out a date
Writers’ Retreat June 10-12, 2016 or contact me for alternate dates
Readers’ Jared McKean’s Nashville Retreat September 22-24, 2016 or contact me for alternate dates

Jump Start Your Novel Intensive

2-3 Writers. Spend three days and two nights in a beautiful Tennessee Bed and Breakfast. Bring your idea or just a dream of writing. Learn how to create a plot and characters and write a first draft. Jump start your novel and find the creative process that’s right for you. Includes meals and lodging. (Spouses/partners/companions welcome for the cost of their meals but may not participate in the manuscript discussions.)

Cost: $1500 per participant


Beginning Writers’ Intensive

2-3 Writers. Spend three days and two nights in a beautiful Tennessee Bed and Breakfast. Send your partial or completed manuscript, synopsis, or outline beforehand, receive individual and small-group instruction in writing, revising, and editing your novel. Addresses plot, character, pacing, point of view, language, and more. Includes meals and lodging. (Spouses/partners/companions welcome for the cost of their meals but may not participate in the manuscript discussions.)

Cost: $1500 per participant

 

Advanced Writers’ Intensive

3 Writers. Spend three days and two nights in a beautiful Tennessee Bed and Breakfast. Send your partial or complete novel beforehand, receive individual and small-group instruction in writing, revising, and editing your novel. Learn how to increase tension, deepen characters, and make your writing sing. Includes meals and lodging. (Spouses/partners/companions welcome for the cost of their meals but may not participate in the manuscript discussions.)

Cost: $1500 per participant

Individual Intensive

Spend 3 days in a beautiful Tennessee cabin or Bed and Breakfast. Send your partial or complete novel beforehand, receive a full weekend of individualized instruction, or just bring your idea and let me help you jumpstart your novel. Includes meals and lodging. (Spouses/partners/companions are welcome for the cost of their meals but may not participate in the manuscript discussions.)

Cost: $3600 per participant

 

Retreat for Writers

3-5 Writers. Spend three days and two nights in a beautiful Tennessee Bed and Breakfast. Participate in discussions and activities designed to recharge your batteries, or just spend your time alone with your manuscript. (Spouses/partners/companions welcome for the cost of their meals but may not participate in the manuscript discussions.)

Cost: $1500 per participant

“Jared McKean’s Nashville” Retreat for Readers

3-5 guests. Spend 3 days in a beautiful Tennessee cabin or Bed and Breakfast. Eat at Jared’s favorite restaurants, go to his favorite hangouts, get a drink at his favorite bar or brewery, even visit with the model for his 36-year-old Palomino quarter horse. A fun, yet restful, weekend. Includes meals and lodging.

Cost: $1500 per participant