A Writer Within offers support to women writers who feel disconnected from their writing and are seeking inspiration. We focus on getting writers into the creative flow, beyond their internal critic, and living the writing life they’ve always wanted.
Relax • Renew • Write
What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life? A writing retreat held in a beautiful villa in Tuscany, where all your needs are taken care of, might just be the answer. All you have to do is relax and reconnect with your creative flow. You will be met in Florence and driven to our villa 45 minutes south of Florence where “a room of your own” will be waiting. Our talented chef will cater to your every need, and you are sure to be in love with her cooking by the week’s end. If you need a massage to vanquish the last vestiges of jet lag, we can easily arrange this for you. A quiet walk through the property’s olive grove is sure to quiet your mind and open it to the imagination.
Now that all your needs are taken care of, you can begin to reconnect with the writer you are and explore ways to become the writer you want to be. In this week-long writing retreat, you will focus on finding and nurturing your unique vision while surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded women. You will find nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration in this safe and nurturing environment. Expand the boundaries of your imagination, master elements of the craft, generate new ideas, break through blocks, and write as you’ve never written before!
Each morning we will explore the craft of writing. We will consider plot, dialogue, characterization, imagery, and more, and as you become curious about story ideas, inspirations, and blocks, you’ll discover and embrace your own unique vision. I am dedicated to getting you beyond your internal critic and into your creative flow and I have a unique and effective teaching style that instills confidence and promotes growth. You will have free time in the afternoons to continue writing on your own or simply reflect on what you’ve learned. This writing retreat includes a private consultation with me during the week to discuss your writing. If you are working on a project (not required), I will invite you to send a selection of pages in advance of the retreat for feedback during your private consultation.
If you are looking for a serene setting to explore your creativity and writing process this is the retreat for you. It is the perfect blend of writing instruction, free time and excursions to the Tuscan countryside. Kathryn is an excellent facilitator and the villa will inspire your writing.
Lisa Ramee, Author of Something to Say
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Whether you need someone in your corner to help you own your potential or a skilled eye and sensitive touch in shaping your work, Kathryn is passionate about supporting your Writer Within.
Kathryn’s astute edits and inspired suggestions were invaluable in crafting my work. Her sensitive coaching encouraged me to have faith in my abilities and trust the creative process.
Beverly Lafontaine, Los Angeles, CA
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