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Writer's Sanctuary Fall Retreat 2020
September 30 - October 3, 2020
North Myrtle Beach, SC

Dates: 9/30/20 - 10/3/20

Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC. Attendees are encouraged to reserve a condo in the same resort as the retreat condo or in one close by.

Retreat condo: Crescent ShoresCrescent Beach 1625 South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582

*All attendees must reserve their own lodging. The retreat condo will be open to attendees from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily with breakfast, lunch, and dessert provided. Attendees are welcome to come for meals, workshops, and writing sprints and are also welcome to use the condo’s balcony, living space, or tables for writing throughout the rest of the day. Coffee, tea, water, chocolate, and fruit will be available all day. 


CJ Redwine

C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including the Ravenspire series of fairytale retellings and the Defiance trilogy. She’s still waiting for her letter from Hogwart’s. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, five children, three pets, and a wardrobe that stubbornly refuses to lead to Narnia, no matter how many times she tries.


Wednesday 9/30/20

6:00 p.m. Icebreaker Meet & Greet at retreat condo. Hor d’oeuvres, dessert, and drinks will be served.

Thursday 10/1/20

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Developing an Idea Into a Story (How to take something you love and build it into something that sells.)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch served 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Writing sprints 

5:00 p.m.  Medieval Times night! Join us as we attend a medieval feast, cheer on our champion as he jousts against the other knights of the realm, and enjoy a night of camaraderie and cheer. (Optional activity. Attendees will be invoiced separately for the ticket cost of $56.)

Friday 10/2/20

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast served 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Revision 101 (How to transform your draft into a polished, compelling story.) 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch served 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Writing sprints 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Wine and dessert 

Saturday 10/3/20

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast served 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Putting Your Best Foot Forward (How to create a submissions packet that shines. Includes query, synopsis, and one-sheet.)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch served 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Writing sprints 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Wine and dessert 

Additional options:

Attendees may opt to purchase a 20 minute mentoring appointment with C.J. for $35. This is your chance to work with C.J. on creating a plan to reach your career goals, having her assess your social media platforms and give suggestions on how to maximize your efforts, use her as a sounding board for your questions about your individual publishing journey, and more!


$550 registration fee gives you access to the retreat condo and all activities* from 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. on 9/30/20 and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 10/1/20 - 10/3/20.

*Mentorship appointments and the optional dinner theater trip to Medieval Times will be invoiced separately


Use the Fall 2020 Retreat Paypal button on the sidebar to pay your $200 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be broken up into 5 payments of $70 to be invoiced monthly via Paypal. 

Once you’ve paid your deposit, fill out the registration form below. (If the retreat is currently sold out, click the link at the bottom of the page to be put on the wait list for this retreat and to get preferential registration for other 2020 events.)
*Cancellation policy: All $200 deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations received before noon CST 3/15/20 will receive a refund of the balance after the $200 deposit. No refunds will be issued after noon CST 3/15/20

**There are only 15 spots available. If the retreat is full, you can fill this form to be put on a waiting list. Please email Hannah at cjredwineassistant@gmail.com if you have any questions. There are more retreats being planned for 2020, and those on the waiting list will be given preferential registration opportunities.

Writer’s Sanctuary Code of Conduct The Writer’s Sanctuary Retreat and The Writer’s Sanctuary are dedicated to an experience that is free from discrimination and harassment for every person. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination and harassment in any form toward any of our participants, at our retreats and in the online and in-person forums. This includes unwelcome and inappropriate sexual, racist, bigoted, or threatening comments or attention, touching, stalking, photographs, intimidation, or coercion - or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, political affiliation, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, disability, or age. Any retreat participants who violate this code may be sanctioned or expelled immediately without refund. If you are the victim of harassment or should a complaint arise at this event, please contact our staff at thewriterssanctuary2@gmail.com.

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