Wednesday, June 29, 2011

An Invitation to Get Away and Write!

NCompass Writers Retreat
(Formally the Christian Writers Den Retreat)
September 29-October 2, 2011

For years, Vonda Skelton and I have led a fall writers retreat. This year we’re offering this weekend away once again—but with a twist. You talked and we listened! That’s right—after eight glorious years of writing retreats at the beach and then in the mountains, the time has come to move to a larger place on Lake Keowee and open our writing retreat to more people, including a few men!

Do you feel called to write, but can’t find the time to stop and hear His voice? Are you new to the writing world and don’t know where to begin? Have you been writing for years, but need a chance to get away and focus on your project? Regardless of your location on the writing path, the NCompass Writing Retreat is designed just for you!

Come join us for FOUR days of instruction and hours of writing in peaceful solitude. Bible study will open and close our days as we seek direction from the Master Author.

This year’s retreat will be held in a luxuriously-appointed, 6000 square feet, 9-bedroom, 7-bath waterfront home on beautiful Lake Keowee in Seneca, SC.

The tiered registration fee includes four days and three nights’ lodging, nine home-cooked meals, snacks, seven classes and handouts, hours of uninterrupted writing time, at least one 15-minute editorial meeting, and free give-aways—and you don’t have to cook or clean up!

NCompass classes include fiction, non-fiction, humor writing, platform-building, articles, blogging, and speaking as a writer.

In addition to the writing focus, there will be free time for visiting, shopping and rest. Laptops are welcome, but not required. Free Wi-Fi is available and most cell phones work in the area. Linens and towels are included. This is a non-smoking facility.

Bring any material you would like to share with the group or privately with Edie or Vonda. Since this is a writing retreat, we ask that everyone respect the guidelines during assigned writing times and refrain from conversation or other distractions that would disturb those working.

Want a peek at our 2008 Writing Retreat at The Cabin Cove? Check out this video, created by Kimberli Buffaloe. 
For more information and registration, check out Registration Details.

Check out these two Bonus Opportunities!
BONUS Opportunity #1
GPS: Get Prepared Sooner! Critique
And for those who would like to jumpstart their writing destination, we’re offering GPS: Get Prepared Sooner!, an in-depth, handwritten, advanced critique of up to 3000 words. The $50 fee also includes an additional 15-minute editorial meeting with Edie or Vonda. Deadline August 31, 2011.

BONUS Opportunity #2
Destination:Speaker, Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Would your testimony encourage and challenge others? Do you feel called to speak, but don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! The $125 fee includes four classes and handouts, an extra night’s lodging, three meals, and snacks. Deadline for registration is September 15, 2011.

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