Email * Please tell me about yourself. Where are you on your writing journey? Do you have a work in progress? Are you beginning or returning to writing and creativity? Why would you like to join us on this retreat? If you have a work in progress, please tell me about it. Is it a book, a blog, a collection of essays or poems, or something else? My retreats are for small groups of writers. We share space, focus, excerpts of our work, and words of encouragement. Are you comfortable contributing time and energy to other people as well as to your own work? It's not a demanding situation, but we do set goals together in the morning, dine together at night, and share our work at Proof of Write Saturday and Sunday night. Which of these options would help make the Write by the Lake retreat a success for you? Choose all that apply. If you checked "Other" above, please tell me what that is: For you and your writing style, what are the most appealing aspects of a writing retreat? Choose 3-5. Time away from everyday life so I can focus without the distractions of everyday routines and obligations Accountability, focus, and being reminded to honor my commitment to myself and my goals Being in a supportive atmosphere with other writers who actively encourage and celebrate my success Space to breathe, write, and relax so the creativity will flow and anxiety about time will slip away for a few days Exploring what I can do with story, learning something new, and practicing my skills Being left alone to write without interruption for large blocks of time so I can immerse myself in what I'm writing Being able to have 1:1 private sessions with a coach in a relaxed, in-person setting, like going for a walk or sitting outside A mix of planned and impromptu discussions about writing, being a writer, and finding write/life balance Being with people who accept, acknowledge, and respect my writing, regardless of where I am on my writing journey Living the life of being a real writer for a few days, to feed my soul and remind me of who I really am Experimenting with habit-forming tools and hacks that I can take home with me with a habit coach Making serious progress on my work in progress Other If you checked "Other" above, please tell me what that is: For the foreseeable future, I require proof of vaccination as well as a negative Covid-19 test from every participant within 24 hours of retreat check-in (within 12 hours is ideal). I do not require masks in the retreat suite but do insist you to wear a mask in any building or area that does require it. You are welcome to wear a mask at any other time with my full support. Do you agree to sending me a photo of your test results before the retreat?