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Welcome To The Costa Rican Retreat


Start or Finish Your Damn Book in Costa Rica! 

August, 2020.

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From Our Desks

      “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye."  ~Dorothy Parker                                                                        


    How long have you been telling everyone that you were going to write a  book-- or that you’d finished your manuscript? Be honest. 

So,  what a thrilling relief to finally tell friends and family what you're  doing for the New Year-- Imagine saying, "I'm going to Costa Rica to  write my book with the wild whales and dolphins!” Congratulations for  deciding to start or finish that damn book that you’ve been talking  about forever. 

     We’ve chosen the perfect place: Drake Bay, on the  Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, known by National Geographic as one of the  most biologically intense areas on Earth.  This magical place inspires  writers like you with its mega pods of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and  manta rays swimming in warm, crystalline, turquoise waters; don’t  forget the feathered and furry ones like toucans, macaws, hummingbirds,  sloths and howler monkeys. 

It's where the muse-magic of  humpback whales come from two different hemispheres to birth their  babies—all certain to help you birth a book with increased creativity, a  wild mind, and a disciplined eye. 


Hasta pronto! See you soon! 

Lore Raymond and Michele True 

Writing Sisters & Co-founders, Eat, Pray, Write 

About Costa Rica

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"To Travel Far, Travel Light and be sure to pack your journal and all your dreams." Lore Raymond

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Costa Rica in February

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica, February 2020

Eat, Pray, Write Retreat:

Start or Finish Your Damn Book with Wild Whales & Dolphins!

FEATURED CO-HOST: SIerra Goodman, Divine Dolphin Tours

--Earlybird Registration opens for 20 women in May 2019 * Like our Tuscany retreat, we're gratefully expecting to be sold out!


What fun it'll be to tell friends and family what you're doing for the New Year.: Starting or finsihing that book you've been talking about forever!


Imagine saying.,"I'm going to Costa Rica to finally write my book with wild whales and dolphins!"


Drake Bay, on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, is known by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense areas on Earth. 


This magical place inspires writers with its mega pods of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and manta rays swimming in warm, crystalline, turquoise waters--it's where the muse-magic of humpback whales come from two different hemispheres to birth their babies...and help birth your creative writing!


"Creativity is a wild mind and disciplined eye." ~Dorothy Parker


11 Wild, whale-tastic plans for you, the nature-loving writer, to include these outcomes and more:

  • 9 days/8 nights ensuring a balance between structured and free time
  • Starting or finishing your book with group and 1:1 expert coaching and mentoring
  • Connecting with two breathtaking  wild whale and dolphin encounters with our 20-year expert guide and Lore's friend
  • Diving deep to craft a 2020 Vision Map for your book using feng shui principles 
  • Floating with hammock and freewriting time in tropical spaces
  • Learning and practicing the Divine Dialogue Writing System to enhance your word wisdom
  • Celebrating the New Moon on with a beach-side Fire Circle Ceremony
  • Savoring vegan and other healthy tropical cuisine delights
  • Self-nurturing yoga plus swimming, and snorkeling in healing waters
  • Growing your community while having fun with writing sisters! 
  • Getting  a February tan! (No extra charge.)

 

PLUS...A UNIQUE EARLY BIRD BENEFIT!  

By September 20, 2019, a priceless value for early birds--or a $120 saving.

A day-long, heart-opening adventure to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica's crown jewel rainforest.


With a must-have personal guide, you'll meet more new writing muses of monkeys, sloths, toucans, and macaws.. (Can be purchased after early bird date or enjoy a freewriting day.)


Italy in April

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Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy, April 17-24, 2020

Eat, Pray, Write Retreat:

Start or Finish Your Damn Book in Tuscany!

(Like the NYT's bestselling Under the Tuscan Sun)

--Earlybird Registration opens for 8 women in May 2019 * Like other retreats, we're happily expecting to be sold out!


Ciao, bella! THIS is the time to set aside all excuses and distractions to.JUST GET IT DONE!


We're back again in Michele's ancestral home and medieval village of Arcidosso.--and with the Tuscan New Moon on April 22/23  to inspire the start or completion of your book!


Since ancient times, farmers around the globe chose the New Moon as the best time to plant new seeds (words) for the harvest ahead (book publication).


Small. Fierce. Fabulous. 

Only eight (8) writing sisters will gather for a private, intensive book-writing week. in private rooms.


"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the mind has struggled with in vain." 

~Dr. Carl Jung 


10 Get'er done plans for you, the published author AND the wannabe-published writer, to include these outcomes and more:

  • 8 days/7 nights of feeling totally supported that all your needs are met--meals, logistics, and pampering--so you can write, write, write!
  • Assessing where you are to create your book's short and long-term road maps with specific waymarks 
  • Creating a VisionMap for writing and publishing your book using feng shui principles
  • Workshopping  your book with writing sisters as Beta readers
  • Learning and practicing the Divine Dialogue Writing System to enhance your book
  • Overcoming writer's block with new strategies
  • Enjoying excursions and freewriting  in the ancient, Tuscan countryside to Monte Labro and Merigar West-Buddhist Temple
  • Self-nurturing meditation, walking meditation, and stretching
  • Wine tasting with Tuscany's vino!
  • Learning how to make pasta
  • Growing your community while having fun with writing sisters! 


PLUS...A UNIQUE EARLY BIRD BENEFIT! 

Celebrating  YOU with a reading from your book to your Eat,  Pray Write Writing Sistesr and Italian fans at a mini-book launch party!!

Bali in October

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Ubud, Bali, October 21–November 2, 2020

Eat, Pray, Write Retreat: 

Reading, Writing & Wellness in Bali

--Earlybird Registration opens for 16 women in June 2019 * Like Lore's other Bali retreats, we're gratefully expecting to be sold out!


Like the majestic "Balinese bookends" in the photo above, we're returning for Lore's third time of guiding women to Bali and her "spiritual home." Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love,  it's where she led her first, sold-out retreat in 2009.


The best experiences of these two previous trips are woven into your itinerary--including some of Lore's (and Gilbert's) favorite Bali haunts.


Since Marco Polo, and the Portuguese in 1512, Bali, known as the “island of the gods,” has warmly invited travelers to visit—and the world has enthusiastically responded! Bali is the “#1 Best World Travel Destination” according to Trip Advisor (May 2018).


"To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice." ~Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love


9 Creative plans for you, the writer, author, and reader, to include these outcomes and more:

  • 13 days/12 nights that uniquely blend the essence of Bali to balance spirit, body, and mind
  • Attending a retreat (and workshops) that coincides with the International 17th Annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF)
  • Meeting diverse, global wordsmiths
  • Learning the Divine Dialogue Writing System to enhance your characters and stories 
  • Relaxing to read some of the books stacked by your bedside
  • Workshopping your writing or book with several writing sisters as Beta readers
  • Experiencing  the wellness of meditation, yoga, walking, and creative visualization
  • Embracing the island’s creative, ancient, and spiritual culture
  • Growing your community while having fun with writing sisters!


PLUS...A UNIQUE EARLYBIRD BENEFIT! 

By May 20, 2020, a priceless value for early birds--or a $120 saving.

A luxurious pampering package such as facials, massages, and reflexology treatments. (Can be purchased after early bird date.)

Scotland

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Plans are now cooking up like Lore's great-gram's recipe for yummilicious Scot's shortbread.

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France

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France is a favorite haunt of Michele's--it's also the setting of her first historical fiction novel. 

This retreat promises" l'amour" and much more.

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Ireland

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Imagine Lore's surprise two years ago when she discovered she was 73% Irish. Michele and Lore both share a Scot-Irish ancestry and a love of all things highland.

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