About this Retreat
Join NYT-bestseller Beth Revis and award-winner Cristin Terrill in Orlando, Florida, for five days of learning, writing, relaxation, and fun!
With an intimate group of no more than fourteen writers, you'll learn craft tips and publishing secrets from Beth and Cristin in a series of morning workshops and meet with each author one-on-one for a critique of your current manuscript. Beth focuses on the big picture, examining your structure and plot via a synopsis and helping you troubleshoot problem areas, while Cristin gets into the nitty-gritty of your first 3,000 words, offering tips to refine things like characterization, voice, and style. Together this gives you a holistic overview of your work. Have more questions or need further advice during the week? No problem, because you'll be eating, writing and hanging out alongside the authors everyday, and they are always happy to help.
After the morning dedicated to learning, your afternoons are free for you to get some serious words in. Grab a lounge chair by the pool or spread out on a couch and get to work! Need to take a break? Grab a new friend for a game of pool or watch a movie in the home theater. After a delicious dinner made by our private chef, get some more writing done, go for a swim in the heated pool, or join a fierce group game of Mafia over freshly-baked cookies.
Normally we'd head home on Sunday, but for a small extra fee, extend your stay and join us on an excursion to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Adventure! While we wait in line for rides or Dole Whips, we can discuss Jung's "hero's journey" as epitomized by A New Hope or dissect the failures of The Rise of Skywalker, so TECHNICALLY we're still working!
For everyone's safety, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated.
Wednesday, February 16th to Sunday, February 20th, 2022
(Optional extension to Monday, February 21st)
The price of the retreat is $925-$1225 depending on your choice of accommodations. This includes:
full retreat program
manuscript critiques (5pg synopsis + 3,000 word sample)
all meals provided by our private chef
airport transportation if needed
The Star Wars Galaxy's Edge extension day is an additional $250. This includes:
entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios
breakfast on Monday and Tuesday
transportation to and from the park
A $200 deposit is required to secure your place at the time of booking. The remainder of the balance is due sixty days before the start of the retreat. Our cancellation policy and terms and conditions can be found here.
This retreat is designed to be the most useful for writers seriously pursuing publication in the middle grade or young adult genres, but everyone is welcome!
For everyone's safety, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated by the time of the retreat.
This retreat is contingent on a minimum sign-up; if that minimum is not reached, the retreat will be cancelled and your money will be fully refunded.