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Fall 2020 Online Writing Intensive

Got a writing project to get done? Or maybe you’re hoping to start one?

We have the perfect opportunity for you! Join us (C.J. Redwine & Mary Weber!) as we jumpstart our writing schedules for the holiday season and craft our next stories!

We’re hosting an online 4 week writing intensive retreat (meaning 4 weeks of fun, no stress!) with over 8 hours of teaching, exclusive new resources (like a cookbook with cozy meal ideas, a journal just for authors, writing schedule help, etc), a private writing group, writing sprints, and more!

Teachings will be live every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CST via Crowdcast (but you’ll have access to them afterward in case you miss one or want a re-watch) and the rest of the resources and retreat will take place in a top secret Facebook group. Topics include the in-depth layers of character development (let’s take them deeper!), the 7 main plotting methods (because no two books or authors are the same), building an atmospheric world readers want more of, how to strengthen your voice and dialogue, and the top writing mistakes to avoid.

Sound like something you’d like? JOIN US FOR ALL THE FUN!!!

What if you can’t make it for the Facebook parts? No problem! You can still tune in to the teachings and get the main resources and weekly class updates and goodies emailed directly to you!

What if your schedule will be too busy to write? Also no problem! Our goal is to provide the support, resources, and writing sprints, but you only join in on what you want! It’s that easy.

Cost is $90 for all 4 weeks, teaching, & resources. Dates are October 20 – November 20.

Register via Paypal.

Are you ready to craft the next bestseller with us? We’ve got our book ideas ready! Let’s do this all together!

~C.J. & M

Fall 2021 Retreat

On a scale of 1-10, how badly do you need to experience a few days of pampering, connection, and rest?

If you’re like most creatives, this past season has been mentally, emotionally, and creatively draining. What you need is an escape from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. A chance to push a reset button and breathe freely while others take care of you.

If that sounds perfect, then join us for a small, intimate retreat in the gorgeous city of North Myrtle Beach, right beside the Atlantic ocean. The retreat condo opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, water, and later wine and dessert will be provided. Workshops and writing sprints are scheduled into each day, along with plenty of writing time with gorgeous beach views. Explore the delicious restaurants in the area for dinner or join us for an adventurous dinner theater at Medieval Times, walk the beach in front of the condo, and then return to the quiet of your own lodgings* for the night.

You’ll leave refreshed, renewed, and refocused on your dreams!

*attendees are responsible to secure their own lodging


Dates: September 29, 2021 – October 3, 2021

Location: Crescent Shores Condos


*Wine and dessert 9/29-10/2

*Breakfast 9/30-10/3

*Lunch 9/30-10/2

*Optional evening at Medieval Times (ticket price not included in event registration)

*3 workshops designed to help you develop your story from idea to revision to submission

*Access to the retreat condo with snacks, coffee, and water during retreat hours

*Gorgeous beach views from our oceanfront condo with access to the facility’s pool, rec room, and beachfront property

*Writing time, social time, and plenty of pampering and rejuvenation

*A private mentoring session with C.J. is available for separate purchase for $35

Cost: $550 broken down into a $200 deposit and 5 monthly invoices via Paypal until the balance is paid in full.

Deposit is non-refundable. No fees will be refunded for cancellations past 5/1/21. In the event that Covid is still causing considerable disruption to travel plans, the event will be rescheduled, and all fees paid will be put toward the new event.

To Register: Pay the deposit using this Paypal link and then fill out the Registration form.

Sold out? Email Hannah at to be put on a wait list.

Code of Conduct

The Writer’s Sanctuary is dedicated to an experience that is free from discrimination and harassment for every person. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination and harassment in any form toward any of our participants, at our retreats and in the online and in-person forums. This includes unwelcome and inappropriate sexual, racist, bigoted, or threatening comments or attention, touching, stalking, photographs, intimidation, or coercion – or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, political affiliation, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, disability, or age. Any retreat participants who violate this code may be sanctioned or expelled immediately without refund. If you are the victim of harassment or should a complaint arise at this event, please contact our staff at

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