The Complete STAY-cation Writers Retreat
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The Complete STAY-cation Writers Retreat

Great for taking the time to FINISH THAT BOOK: Avoid common pitfalls & create the momentum you need to chase your dreams
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Created by Cara Grandle
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Finish a STAY-cation writers retreat and avoid the normal pitfalls that most writers face when setting a chunk of time aside to write.
  • Increase the word count of you work in progress.
  • Learn a style of concentrated writing that will entice you to take the time more often and finish more books.
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  • You will need the writing supplies you typically use when you actively work on your book.
  • Be prepared to pick a set of dates set aside and to actually write.

Writing is hard. Wether you're writing on a deadline and need to crank out the pages or if you're trying to complete your first manuscript. The tools, coaching and gentle accountability found here will do nothing but increase word count. 

This course is designed to integrate with your own writing style. No changes to your natural writing system and no new rules. This class adds to what you already do and teaches you a successful mindset to approaching a writers retreat. 

You will experience the best this course has to offer, if you set  aside the time to participate in a serious, finish-that-book, STAY-cation writers retreat. 

This course is positive, fun and encouraging. Good medicine for any writer's soul. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Fiction or Nonfiction writers who would like a little instruction on how to write like your on a writers retreat without leaving home.
  • Teenager+, anyone who is trying to finish their work in progress.
  • Introverts who hate to write with others around them, but would love a little coaching to help them avoid the normal writers discouragements.
  • Extroverts who need company alongside them as they put the hours of writing in that will get them to their goal.
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Curriculum For This Course
Why you should do this and why you should listen to me.
1 Lecture 02:37
Second Promotional: More details
2 Lectures 04:13

An authors view of writing STAY-cation style at home or away from home. 

Preview 01:54

Word Count, concentration, Lack of interruption, plus more make the difference between a writers retreat and a regular writing work week. 

What is the difference between a regular writing week and a STAY-cation retreat?
7 Lectures 19:42

Use this video to prepare for you writers retreat. The more you use the tools in this video the more writing you'll get done.

Preparation Video

The principles in this teaching apply to both Fiction and Nonfiction works-in-progress.

Preview 00:21

Writers gotta write. You've got this. 

Preview 01:28

Understanding the time commitments of a writers retreat. 

Preview 00:54

Writing is hard. This system does make it easier. 

Preview 03:33

I think NaNoWriMo is cool. This STAY-cation could be planned for November to help you reach your goals. 

Preview 00:59

It's here! You are on your writing retreat.
5 Lectures 26:35

Save this video for the very beginning of your writing journey. 

Beginning-Day one of your STAY-cation.

Need a little boost. Set this video in the center of your set apart time. 

Middle: Hump Day Doldrums or Mountain Tops? Which is it and what do you do?

This isn't the finale. Use this video on the last leg of your writing journey. Then keep going. 

The End: The last day of your retreat. Work hard. Finish strong!

How you finish is just as important as how you begin, when it comes to writers retreats. Find your encouragement. 

Finale, Rewards and Prizes: You finished and you're looking back. What next?

Did you take a STAY-cation?
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About the Instructor
Cara Grandle
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Author, Encourager, Teacher and Life Coach

Cara has taught at the American Christian Fiction Writers online-conference.

She is a Historical Christian Romance Novelist who prefers to write about the early settlers of the Pacific Northwest. Cara is agented by Karen Ball of the Steve Laube Agency and she leads the author4TheAuthor group on Facebook, home to 168 creatives. Cara hosts a Writers Encouragement Show weekly on Periscope where she has and average live-audience of 60 people and following of 685 people. Cara's Periscope show includes live, interactive author/editor/publicist-interviews with leading Christian fiction names such as Katherine Reay, Jeanne Wynn, Kate Breslin, Roseanna White, James L. Rubart.

Cara has used her experience and her contacts to participate in and oversee many stay-at-home writers retreats.

Cara is on her publication journey. Her books will go out on proposal to the top Christian publishing houses early 2017. She has been writing "seriously" since 2013, and not so seriously since 2003. She is a happily married mother with five children. She has layers of experience as a teacher and coach.