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Write on the Rails

Embark on a unique writing adventure

Friday, June 14 to Monday, June 17
and/or  
Friday, Nov 1 to Monday, Nov 4

Imagine yourself on the upper level of Amtrak’s California Zephyr as she winds her way across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to Reno.

Let the crisp light and deep shadows of the day enhance your sense of adventure as they play hide and seek up and down the mountains, racing each other along the rivers and ravines just outside your window, inviting you to lose yourself in the magic of your own literary work in progress. 

Retreat Fee: $459 – Does not include travel, meals, accommodations, insurance, or other incidental expenses. 

Limit: 10 

BOOK YOUR INFO/FAQ SESSION WITH BRONWYN NOWBOOK YOUR SPOT AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $459. Good through May 31, 2024.

Write on the Rails

This retreat is so popular, we do it twice a year now–once before summer hits and once again before winter hits. The goal is success as you define it, and the schedule has proven its effectiveness time and again over the years. Join us to find out what 4 days away from the every day – writing in the company of other writers – can do for you, your muse, and your creative process. 

Newbies are required to meet with me on Zoom and check out at least two free To Live & Write activities before making a financial commitment to any of my retreats.

Book Free Session with Bronwyn

FRIDAY

ON THE TRAIN

800am
Meet at the train station. Board as a group, move to the Lounge Car.

1000am-300pm
Write on the Amtrak Zephyr from Emeryville, CA to Reno, NV.
featuring
Timed Focus Blocks
Writing Sprints
1:1 Private Coaching
Goal Spotting

take breaks, eat, and stretch your legs when you need to.

AT THE RESORT

500pm
Check into
The Peppermill Reno

700pm
Evening Meal
featuring
Group dinner
Discussion
Acknowledgements

830pm
Proof of Write featuring
Read up to 5 minutes of your WIP to the group
Give/Receive positive feedback

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

AT THE RESORT

900am
Morning Meeting
featuring Goal Setting
Writing Warm-Ups

1000am-100pm
Morning Session
featuring
Timed Focus Blocks
Writing Sprints
1:1 Private Coaching
Goal Spotting

100-300pm
Midday Break

300-600pm
Afternoon Session
featuring Independent Writing
1:1 Private Coaching
Goal Spotting

600-700pm
Break

700pm
Evening Meal

830pm
Proof of Write

MONDAY

ON THE TRAIN

800am
Optional
Breakfast / coffee together

900am
Arrive at the train station.
Board as a group.

1000am-300pm
Write on the Amtrak Zephyr from Reno to Emeryville. featuring Writing Warm-Ups
Independent Writing
1:1 Private Coaching
Goal Spotting

Keep in mind the train will be full on the way back to the Bay Area; we will not write together on this leg of the trip.

You may find you enjoy time to yourself at this point.

take breaks, eat, and stretch your legs when you need to.

500-ish-pm
Arrive at the Emeryville Amtrak Station.

Disembark together.
Rides home coordinated beforehand.

Join us on the Write on the Rails retreat!

Treat yourself before the holidays overwhelm your writing and derail your intentions.

Your muse will thank you.

BOOK NOW