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Author Transformation Alliance
2022 Spring Writing Retreat

Virtual Retreat Ticket

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Hey, author!
Although we won't be meeting in-person this year (again), we can still create a unique experience that provides creative renewal, opportunities to make new friends,
and the restoration of our love for writing.

This writing retreat is a 3-day immersive experience with me, Audrey Hughey, the founder of the Author Transformation Alliance (ATA), and an array of talented and experienced instructors.
As a virtual retreat ticket holder, you'll receive access to our private retreat group. When the event happens, we'll be going live through Zoom and connecting within the private Facebook group.
What if I can't attend a session live? Each class and creative writing session will be recorded so you can participate when you're able. We want this to be something you can use and reuse as long as you need The replays will be posted in the group. 

What if I want to speak with an instructor after the live class is over? Our instructors are so excited about this retreat and helping other writers that they're going to be available to be tagged in the group for questions and we will have multiple live Q&A sessions in the weeks after the retreat.
Light as a Feather
 Our theme continues from previous years because it is crucial to restoration and weaving joy throughout our writing practice. "Light as a Feather" is our theme, and through this, our intention is to help you create an author's life that is wholistically easier, more enjoyable, and filled with freedom and joy.
All of our workshops, activities, and group time will hold this intention and together we'll work on how we can make writing, publishing, marketing, and your day-to-day life as an author easier, more enjoyable, and furthermore fulfilling. 
The Virtual Ticket:
How it Works
After you purchase your retreat ticket, you will request to be added to our private retreat group where all the classes and workshops will be organized and easy to work through.

This means you can set up your own "retreat" days whenever you wish and work through the presentations at your leisure. Also, if you can't make a particular session, that's okay! We'll have replays of everything!
The Investment: $75 for 3 days
For just $25 per day, you'll have access to all the classes, our private retreat group, and live implementation sessions after the retreat so you'll get all your questions answered and support for implementing what you learned.
Each attendee will have: 
🌟 Unlimited, permanent access to over $1,000 in classes and workshops
🌟 Two Live follow-up and Q&A/Implementation sessions in the private retreat group ($194 value)
🌟 Opportunities to connect with instructors, network with fellow writers, and expand your writing group
🌟 Permanent access to all printable and downloadable workbooks and add-on content
🌟 A retreat ticket that totals in value to well over $1,200!

Friday, March 25th (all times are US Eastern)
    09:00 - Welcome session and creative writing exercises with Audrey Hughey

    11:00 - Break

    11:30 - Breakouts

                   Writing with the Senses with Mary Decker

                   Marketing: Build Your Author Media Kit with K. McCoy

                   Simple Scheduling for Maximum Writing with Audrey

                   Book Covers 101 with Nydia Pastoriza   

    12:30 - Break for Lunch

    13:00 - Rotate Breakouts
    14:00 - Break
    14:30 - Breakouts

                   Crafting Memorable Characters with Mary Decker

                   Advanced Sprinting with K. McCoy

                   Writing Cinematic Fiction with Jenni Frontera

                   Self-Edit or Rewrite? with Maggie Duncan

    15:30 - Break

    16:00 - Rotate Breakouts

    17:00 - End of Day 1, and sprints/virtual dinner/mingling/etc.

Saturday, March 26th (all times are US Eastern)
    09:00 - Creative writing exercises with Audrey Hughey

    11:00 - Break

    11:30 - Breakouts

                   Writing: Getting Started with Maggie Duncan

                   Scrivener Demo & Support Session with Mary Decker

                   Mobile Photography for Authors with Nydia Pastoriza

                   Self-Editing Techniques with Audrey Hughey

    12:30 - Break for Lunch
    13:00 - Rotate Breakouts
    14:00 - Break

    14:30 - Breakouts

                    Publishing Audiobooks with Draft 2 Digital and Findaway Voices with K. McCoy

                    Amazon A+ Content with Nydia Pastoriza

                    Better Book Descriptions with Tom Fowler

                    Short-Form Video Content with Audrey Hughey

    15:30 - Break

    16:00 - Rotate Breakouts

    17:00 - End of Day 2, and sprints/virtual dinner/mingling/etc.

Sunday, March 27th
    09:00 - Day 3 Intro and Writing Exercises with K. McCoy

    11:00 - Break
    11:30 - Breakout Sessions:

                 Worldbuilding: Creative Alternative Cultures with Mary Decker

                 Diversity in Writing with K. McCoy

                 Email 101 with Tom Fowler

                 Self-Care for Authors with Taryn
    12:30 - Break for Lunch

    13:00 - Rotate Breakouts

    14:00 - Break
    14:30 - Writer Grit with Audrey

    15:00 - Break
    16:00 - Final Q&A, Retreat Wrap-Up; Feedback & Surveys; Doorprize winners announcements

Here is our Q&A and Implementation Live Sessions Schedule:

- April 14, 6:30 PM EDT: Implementation/Q&A Session 1
- April 28, 6:30 PM EDT: Implementation/Q&A Session 2

And if you can't attend any. of the calls live, you can still post your questions in the event and I'll answer them on the call - the sessions will be recorded so you can review them at your own pace. You'll NEVER miss out on anything! 

*Exact schedule is subject to change until 2 weeks prior to Retreat. Listed classes will be held, but timing during the weekend may vary depending on instructor needs.