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Crush your writing goals before the holidays!


It's easy to feel that all of the good times and rush of activity around the holiday season are derailing your writing goals. Don't let that feeling prevent you from enjoying the holidays this time around!

Join our publishing professionals for a weekend of creative productivity. John Edward Lawson, award-nominated author of 16 books and co-founder of the award-winning publishing company Raw Dog Screaming Press, will be on hand to assist attendees with their goals. Other guests to be announced.

This writing retreat is designed for:

  • Established authors
  • Self-publishers
  • Unpublished writers
  • Traditionally published writers

While the focus will be on free writing and editing time, the topics and tools discussed will focus on increased writing output, publicity, short stories, getting and working with an agent, the traditional publishing experience, and more.

“The Broadkill Writer’s Retreat/Workshop proved to be a total game-changer for me. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. My time there was extremely productive, and I cannot wait for the next one!”
—Jacki King, bestselling author of The Margarita Chica Finds Love

Basic retreat members receive productivity planners, access to live and prerecorded presentations on writing and publicity, networking opportunities, participation in "ask me anything" sessions, and access to our vendors in the online expo area. Cost: $47.

VIP members will have permanent access to session recordings and receive our bundle of nonfiction guides to writing, genre, and life as an author (Architectures of Possibility by Lance Olsen and Trevor Dodge, Horror Isn't a 4-Letter Word by Matthew Warner, How to Read by Eckhard Gerdes, Monstrous Creatures by Jeff VanderMeer), in addition to the basic membership level productivity planners, access to presentations on writing and publicity, networking opportunities, participation in "ask me anything" sessions, and access to our vendors in the online expo area. VIP session recording lifetime access means you don't have to attend the live broadcasts in order to benefit from them. Cost: $97.


Special Guests Announced!


Q&A with John Hartness
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
John G. Hartness is an author, publisher, and podcaster from Charlotte, NC. He is the author of multiple novel series, including the award-winning Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series. He is also the co-founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, and a member of the Authors & Dragons Live D&D podcast. 

Presentation and Q&A with Beverly Bambury

Saturday, December 14, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Beverly Bambury is publicist and social media specialist for authors and comic creators. She also edits comics and graphic novels. Learn more about Beverly at beverlybambury.com.

Presentation and Q&A with Lynne Hansen
Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on the main stage
Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. She has 19 years of book marketing and promotion experience, including serving for six years as senior editor for a small press publishing company. Lynne’s clients include Cemetery Dance Publications, Thunderstorm Books, and Bloodshot Books, as well as folks like New York Times bestselling authors Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, and Thomas E. Sniegoski. For samples of her work for them and other fantastic authors like Jeff Strand, James A. Moore, Owl Goingback, Amber Benson, Peter Atkins, Lisa Morton, and many more. Browse her portfolio at LynneHansenArt.com.

To Join Us On-Site


Ready to level up your writing game? For those interested in attending the writing retreat in person there are still two rooms left at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadkill-writers-resort-december-retreat-tickets-78910827409  You can reserve a room for $250. Room sharing is allowed.

The in-person event includes the following:

Amenities include:

  • Breakfast, snacks, and beverages
  • WiFi
  • Beach only a short one-block walk away
  • On-site library
  • Free books from the Little Free Library
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Extensive DVD and VHS library
  • Shared kitchen
  • Beach chairs and other equipment
  • Laundry washer and dryer
  • Nearby attractions

ABOUT THE BROADKILL WRITERS RESORT


We offer the comforts of home in a secluded, pristine beach environment designated as a protected area–so you never have to deal with crowds, and can always enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of the Delaware Bay.

The canal separating Prime Hook from the houses of Broadkill Beach

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 10,144-acre refuge officially established in 1963 to provide protection for threatened and endangered species, as well as many neo-tropical migrating bird species. Prime Hook’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest. Hundreds of native plant and animal species thrive in this mosaic of these diverse cover types that provide habitat for 308 species of birds, 51 species of fish, 45 species of reptiles and amphibians, 37 species of mammals, and an array of rare insect and plant species.

Walk along the river in Milton

The closest town, Milton, is only a 10-minute drive away and is full of shops and restaurants. Established in 1672, and operating under several names until 1807 when it was renamed after English poet John Milton, this old shipbuilding community has a historic district full of restored Colonial and Victorian houses, ranging from Gothics with turrets to those with peaked roofs trimmed with gingerbread lace molding.

On the boardwalk in Rehobeth

Further down Route 1, about 20 minutes from Broadkill, is Lewes, a quaint seaside community known for specialty shops, historic buildings, advanced health facilities, and its own beach. Continuing south on Route 1 30 minutes from Broadkill you next come to Rehoboth, a large beach vacation destination with a boardwalk and more shopping and entertainment options than you could take in during a week’s stay.

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome! Let's Take a Tour.
John Lawson
· Stage
Free Writing Time
· Stage
BWR NaNoWriMo Productivity Tools and Tips Replay
John Lawson
· Stage
Networking and Writing Sprints
· Stage
Final Day 1 Check-In, Accountability, and Problem Solving
John Lawson
· Stage
Saturday Morning Check-in and Goal Setting
John Lawson
· Stage
Free Writing Time
· Stage
Guest Publisher Q&A with John Hartness
John Lawson John Hartness
· Networking
Lunch, Networking, Writing Sprints
· Stage
Question and Answer Session With Beverly Bambury
John Lawson Beverly Bambury
· Stage
Writing Sprints and dinner
· Stage
Instigation with Michael A. Arnzen at DogCon 5
· Stage
Final Day 2 Check-In, Accountability, and Problem Solving
John Lawson
· Stage
Sunday Morning Check-in and Goal Setting
John Lawson
· Networking
Networking and Writing Sprints
· Stage
Pay to Play: Ethics and Expenditures in Publishing
John Lawson
· Networking
Lunch, Networking, Writing Sprints
· Stage
Guest Cover Artist Presentation with Q&A
Lynne Hansen
· Sessions
Free Writing Time
· Stage
Final Day 3 Check-In, Accountability, and Problem Solving
John Lawson

Speakers

John Lawson

Author, editor, and publisher

John Hartness

Author, editor, and publisher

Lynne Hansen

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Beverly Bambury

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