About this Retreat
The Revision & Refinement Retreat is the sister to our spring Fast Drafting retreat (although you do not need to have attended in the spring to join us). You've got the words, and now it's time to make them shine!
The retreat begins before you even leave home. New York Times-bestseller and revision ninja Beth Revis will lead an online workshop, and you'll be split into small critique groups who will read a significant portion of each other's manuscripts so that you can provide each other feedback and support during the retreat.
You'll then have one-on-one Zoom meetings with both Beth and Cristin, who is a certified life coach in addition to being an author, to discuss whatever areas you're looking for guidance with. Plot structure giving you trouble? Beth will help you brainstorm a solution and send you off with the perfect worksheet to make your plot even more exciting. Character arc not coming together, or struggling to tame your procrastination beast so that you can actually get your draft written? Cristin's got your back. By the time your suitcase is packed, you'll have gotten to know your fellow retreaters and will have a plan for what to tackle during the retreat.
Once you're at the ranch, the bulk of your time will be free for writing, but we'll also do some plot and character refreshers and hold fun and affirming roundtable critiques. Beth and Cristin will also be available anytime you need some one-on-one help or to hold an impromptu discussion about elements of craft or the business of publishing.
By the time the last s'more has been roasted and we're all ready to leave the ranch, you should have a solid revision plan, new words under your belt, and a bunch of new writing friends!
WHERE IT IS:
El Rancho Mas is a beautiful and private sixteen acre property in Wimberley, TX, just forty-five minutes from the international airport in Austin. The extensive grounds include a pool, hot tub, air-conditioned party barn, meditation garden, and numerous cozy nooks both indoors and outdoors for settling in and getting to work. The ranch is home to literary support pups Minnie Pearl and Dolly Parton and Gizmo the three-legged cat, who all love pets but can also be kept separate from you if you have allergies or any other issue.
WHO IT'S FOR:
This retreat is open to anyone! Our retreats are designed to be the most beneficial to those serious about pursuing traditional publication in the young adult genre, but anyone who wants to learn and have some fun is welcome!
We ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of the retreat. Proof of a recent negative test may be required based on transmission rates in the fall.
Not sure if this is the right retreat for you? Just ask us and we'll
be happy to answer any of your questions!
Wednesday, November 1st to Sunday, November 5th, 2023
The price of the retreat is $1050-$1450 depending on your choice of accommodations. This includes:
full retreat program
pre-retreat learning and individual consultation with both authors
all meals and snacks
airport transportation to/from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport if needed
A $300 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 traditional publication in the young adult genre, but everyone is welcome!
For everyone's safety and peace of mind, we require all participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 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.