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Writing & Publishing Retreat in The Desert: Using Intuition, Intention and The Time to Get It Done

What is your story? Are you telling yourself that you can’t write a book because it's already been done, you have nothing to say, you can’t find the words, or you don’t have the time? What are the stories that are holding you back from your dream of being a published author?

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Writing & Publishing Retreat in The Desert: Using Intuition, Intention and The Time to Get It Done
Writing & Publishing Retreat in The Desert: Using Intuition, Intention and The Time to Get It Done

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Mar 07, 2024, 4:30 PM – Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM

Joshua Tree National Park, CA, California, USA

About the event

WRITING AND PUBLISHING RETREAT IN THE DESERT; USING INTUITION, INTENTION, AND THE TIME TO GET IT DONE

With Tammy Nelson PhD

March 7-10th, 2024 In Joshua Tree, California

What is your story?

Are you telling yourself that you can’t write a book because it's already been done, you have nothing to say, you can’t find the words, or you don’t have the time? What are the stories that are holding you back from your dream of being a published author?

Now is the time to change your story. Yes, other people have written books, but no one has ever written your book. This workshop will help you find the courage, the confidence, and the words to turn your writing dreams into something more. Give yourself the gift of time and space to destress and to process… and you too can be a published author. You deserve to find out how.

“Coaching with Tammy helps me feel respected and gotten. I come away from coaching sessions with less self-aggression. Self-aggression is my biggest block when it comes to writing. When I soften, I glow and flow in my ability to write. When writing, I can send that message (of powerful tenderness and greater self-acceptance) to the universe. I’ve learned to and receive guidance through my writing, which supports me between coaching sessions.”

            ~Amy Elizabeth Gordon, M.A., Relationship Doula & Published Author

In this writing retreat, there will be plenty of time to focus, to dream, to create intentions and to contemplate your project. Come with a dream and a pen, and leave with a completed manuscript and a plan. If you haven’t begun, now is your chance.

You will find no judgment here, only clarity.

A writers’ retreat is a place to move your project forward, create an outline and a plan, and get moving on your ideas. You will find that Tammy’s personally designed writing exercises let you write more and dream bigger than ever before.

Previous attendees are saying,

“I never would have done this without your help. Now I have a published book in my hand and another contract on the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t say it enough.”

This retreat in Joshua Tree, California is limited to a small group of motivated (and courageous) attendees. Your workshop will include direct one-on-one and group experientials, as well as plenty of time for writing and personal reflection. We will use yoga, breathing, meditation, journaling, somatic practices, hiking and group discussion to enhance your writing and develop it as a spiritual and successful daily practice.

While the retreat will focus on the practicality of writing a book or article, a blog or substack, we will be connecting closely to the spirit of your story and combine practices that will connect you to your highest and most helpful guide – your own intuition.

As your mentor, Tammy Nelson, PhD has written and published six books and  several decades of experience with agents, acquisition editors, and hybrid distribution deals, and has had unique experiences with each of her best-selling nonfiction books. She is currently working on more projects, including a memoir and a novel, as well as a screenplay for television. She has published dozens of eBooks, hundreds of articles, a Date Night Card Deck and has had lots and lots of rejections. Tammy knows how to fail, and she can show you how to learn from both your failures and your successes.

Tammy also knows how to lead retreats, which she has been doing for over 25 years. She has led writing retreats for therapists, couples, clinicians, yoga instructors, meditators, psychedelic practitioners, and CEOs of major corporations in multiple locations including Cape Cod, New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. This workshop will be held in Joshua Tree, California, where the desert itself will help writers imagine their biggest writing dreams.

Under the sun and stars, we will all practice our writing and share our dreams. During the day we will practice  mindful writing exercises and visioning  to help you complete your most challenging  projects. We also offer optional hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and field trips to surrounding tourist attractions.

Participants will have time for sharing one-on-one and in small groups. Each writer will be mentored directly and will be able to ask questions and receive feedback. We will learn when to use a book proposal, when to self-publish, and when and how to find a literary agent.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your writing project- giving birth to the idea or starting over on a whole new book – this retreat is limited to a chosen group of participants – those who dare to dig into their story and write. The workshop will be small enough to feel safe and with enough external space to find the room to spread your writing wings.

Your tuition includes all classes, exercises, and journals, as well as breakfast, lunch, snacks and most dinners, with space to go into town to pursue your own adventures. The houses where we will stay are located on ten acres of desert with reserved desert surrounding the area. There is a hot tub, outdoor lounge chairs, and plenty of space to find a quiet nook for you to explore your writing.

Massage therapists are available on-site, and Joshua Tree National Park is an 8-minute drive from the retreat location. There is a reserve directly across the street, and the town of Joshua Tree is a ten-minute drive, where you can find cowboy restaurants, coffee shops, and the Integraton, as well as the roads to Desert Hot Springs.

Bring your story to life in a way that feels authentic and true to you. Remember, only you can tell your story. Your book needs you. It’s been waiting inside of you all your life.

This Retreat is for anyone who:

  • Wants to write a book of any size or shape
  • Has an idea but hasn’t begun
  • Has written some or all of their project but can’t seem to finish
  • Wants help formulating their outline into engaging content
  • Would like to start or change their focus

Is it time to explore your story?

Check out the details. Space is very limited:

Four Days - Room and Board and Workshop Included:

  • King size bed with private bath - $2,400
  • Queen size bed with shared bath - $2,100
  • King size bed with shared bath -$2,200
  • Queen size bed with private bath and separate entrance - $2,400

Tuition Includes:

  • 19 hours of workshops
  • 19 CEs – no extra charge
  • Meals and snacks, beverages every day
  • Supplemental yoga, meditation, hiking, hot tub

*Extra charges: Massage – 60 to 90 minutes - payable directly to the massage therapist

*Extra sessions: KAP, and other sessions optional for extended stay

*Please note that schedule is subject to change

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Schedule


  • 2 hours

    Opening Workshop


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Dinner

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Tickets

  • King Size Bed w/Bath

    $2,400.00
    +$60.00 service fee
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  • Queen Size Bed w/Shared Bath

    $2,100.00
    +$52.50 service fee
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  • King Size Bed w/Shared Bath

    $2,200.00
    +$55.00 service fee
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  • Queen Size Bed w/Bath+Entrance

    $2,400.00
    +$60.00 service fee
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