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Are you ready for a Tropical Breakthrough? (TWO SPOTS LEFT)

Have you felt stuck in your writing?
Have you lost your creative spark? 
Are you missing your creative community?

Are you longing for a fresh perspective, an adventure to energize your spirit?
A creative reset that takes your writing to the next level?

Just this once would you like to say yes to yourself and your art

Tropical Breakthrough:
Restore, Renew, and Recommit to Your Writing

in COSTA RICA! 
with Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman

February 4-10, 2022

Dear Friends–

Over the last 18 months we’ve all learned so much about what really matters–family, health, happiness. We’ve learned we can’t take the future for granted. 

And whether you’ve been struggling to create in the face of so much uncertainty or have been flooded with strange new ideas, we’ve also gained a true appreciation for the healing, inspiring, vision-casting power of our art. 

But we are no good to anyone–including our writing–if we don’t first take care of the creative instrument: ourselves.

Join us February 4-10, 2022, as we leave the cold winter behind and journey to our own private jungle sanctuary for a breakthrough week of inspiration, creation, and transformation. 

What if you could take care of yourself, go deep into your writing, and say yes to yourself after this long year?

What if you could work with your colleagues and mentors, taking new risks with your art? 

What if you could hug your writing community again?

And what if you could do all this in beautiful COSTA RICA in the middle of winter?

What if you just need a little jolt of inspiration, some radical self-care, and a little adventure to nourish your creative heart?

Then you are going to want to find out more!

But don’t delay. There are TWO cabinas left and one of them might have your name on it! We will consider applications in the order we receive then, so if this is for you: don’t wait!

We can’t wait to travel with you!

Love,

Nancy and Kathy 


P.S. See you inside.

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Time to reconnect…

Hi friends! It’s been awhile! Are you feeling ready to reconnect and recommit to your writing? To commune with your fellow artists again? Maybe you need a change of scenery, a new perspective. We’ve found just the place for you!

Nancy and I will soon be announcing our exciting new adventure for February, 2022. These retreats sell out quickly! Sign up HERE if you’d like early access / info / registration !

Small green frog on a red leaf.
Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash

Yes, I’m interested! Put me on the list for information and early access!

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Fire and Ice: Flash Fiction Retreat in Magical Iceland November 3-7, 2021!

Registration and details coming in April!

Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

Sign up here to get early notification and access!

We can’t wait to travel with you again!

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Day 29: Bonus Unexpected Sabbatical–A Deserted Place

I’ve been thinking a lot about deserted places, the way this worldwide situation is changing our public spaces. I was really moved by these photos of iconic places: The Eiffel Tower, The Taj Mahal, The French Quarter, The Pyramids of Giza, Times Square, The Washington Mall, The Great Wall of China…empty.

And on the other hand, the empty lake that I usually walk or bike around is now crowded–so many bikes there yesterday I felt like I was on the Tour de France.

As we continue to navigate places and and redefine our spaces, I want to invite you for your second to last prompt to consider the latent tension inside solitude.

Tell a story inside an empty landscape. Consider the latent tension of the rustling cornfield, the quiet junk yard, the silent train station.

eiffel empty

Much love and solidarity

xoxo Nancy