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2020 Event Schedule


Writers, are you ready to become the CEO of your creative life?

After a year of ups and downs, 2021 is the time to invest in yourself and your dreams.

Join Mary and C.J. as we help you envision where you want to be in 2021 and then develop a realistic plan to get there. Come learn how to create a vision board, how to plan out a book before writing it, and the 7 habits of successful CEOs.

We’ll also teach you how to create a writing schedule that works for you and how to invest wisely in yourself and your career. As a bonus, you’ll receive The Writer’s Sanctuary’s Novel Planner, a reusable resource that will help you organize your writing and stay on track!

Careers don’t happen by accident. They require intentional focus and planning. Let’s work together to help you take charge of your dreams and see them come true!

DATES: January 11, 2021 – January 22, 2021

VENUE: Crowdcast teaching on Tuesday evenings (recordings will be available to those who need them) and additional activities and supplemental materials in our Facebook group.

COST: $45 – includes access to the Facebook group, Crowdcast seminars, and the bonus supplemental materials emailed to you

To register, go to this Paypal link and then fill out this Google form. Spaces are limited!

If the event is sold out, email to be put on a waiting list.

Fall 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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