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writing is hard

don't go it alone


Run by New York Times-bestselling author Beth Revis and award-winning author and life coach Cristin Terrill, Wordsmith Workshops is a one-stop destination for three things:


  • everything we wished we'd known when we were still new and aspiring authors

  • cultivating sustainable working habits and mindsets that will help you get things done without burning out

  • and the chance to start building your community by meeting likeminded people who will become your critique partners, colleagues and friends


From elements of craft to the intricacies of the publishing industry, we're here to let you in on all of our secrets, help you achieve your writing goals, and welcome you to our community!


In-Person Retreats

Build your community

Five days of education on craft and the workings of the industry, bonding with fellow writers who just get it, and having a really good time in a scenic location. Not to mention the food. There's a reason so many of our writers come back every year!

One-on-One Learning

Work privately with the authors

Whether it's a quick query critique or multiple months of personalized book coaching, these are the offerings that are tailored to exactly what you need.


Solo Learning

Work at your own pace

From webinars with top authors to video lectures and exercises you can revisit again and again, these tools allow you to learn at your own pace and on your schedule.

Community Learning

Engage with your peers

Building your writing community is just as important as building your skills, and here you can learn with like-minded people who share your goals and your challenges.


Cristin and Beth are the kindest, most approachable authors I've ever met and this retreat was one of the best things I've done for my writing career. I came away with increased confidence in my work, newfound friendships, and renewed enthusiasm for the writing process.

Cassie Gustafson

Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Fall 2019



Beth Revis

is a New York Times-bestselling author with books available in more than twenty languages, including the hit science fiction trilogy Across the Universe and Rebel Rising, a novel in the Star Wars universe.

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Cristin Terrill

is a certified life coach and the author of several novels, including All Our Yesterdays, winner of the International Thriller Writers’ Award for Best Young Adult Novel and one of Kirkus’ Best of the Year.

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