This online retreat will work on a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to creative writing, memoir, website content or anything else you need a push towards your keyboard to either begin or finish. Working in a group with a skilled leader- this is how to reach your writing goals.
First week begins Thursday February 1st. A preparation sheet will be sent to you up to one week prior to your retreat to help you best use your writing time. At the end of your retreat you will receive a compilation of all your retreat exercises, prompts, etc.
Here are some nice things that nice people have said about working with me:
“Ready to get it done? Sign up for this course. I’m so glad I took Brooke’s workshop to force myself to get some writing done that I had been wanting to do for months. If you’re a beginner this will give you a kick start to get writing. If you already write a lot it may be what you need to flesh out the thoughts you’ve had swirling around but not put down to paper.” -Amanda, marocmama.com
“Loved it! This workshop was what I needed to make me focus more on writing and also realize that I did have things to say that people would want to read. Brooke was a focused, patient and supportive facilitator/teacher who gave us enough information to find our way and if we appeared lost she was there to give more support. It was also a diverse group and allowed me not to worry about writing for only one audience of people. The fact that it was online was great as it was flexible but if you register for the next workshop, go in knowing it will be a challenging, hardworking yet wonderful transformation!” -Angela Franklin, Director of Chez Alpha Books
“My first encounter with Brooke Benoit was when the Islamic advisor for SISTERS tore up an article I had written. Brooke asked me to rewrite it, but after staring at the screen for a couple of days, I couldn’t find a way to stay true to my own voice while addressing the issues brought up by the advisor. When I voiced my reservations to Brooke, what I expected was that she would write back and tell me if I was unable to fix the piece, then it would be scrapped. I was quite confident that would be her response; after all, her priority as the editor had to be that she keep the pace of articles flowing to meet deadlines, and surely advising individual writers would only set her back. I understood completely and was fully expecting her to give me a quick, ‘better luck next time.’ But Brooke didn’t do that at all. Instead, she took the time to more fully explain the advisor’s criticisms, his reservations, and even gave me ideas as to how to work the article so that I could stay true to myself while addressing the points the advisor had made. With Brooke as my coach, I was able to revise an otherwise dead article and send it back to her within just days. It was my first experience with her, and with it, I knew that I had found a mentor.
Brooke has since helped me with various issues regarding the publishing of my debut novel as well as acted as an invaluable beta reader for my second book. Her encouragement and sincere direction are valuable tools she so generously shares with her writers and clients. Brooke is a professional editor who provides guidance and encouragement while maintaining the human connection. I have no doubt that her students will benefit greatly from her instruction and I look forward to taking her class in the future.” -Hend Hegazi, Author of Normal Calm and Behind Picket Fences
“Brooke Benoit is very resourceful. If you’re serious about writing and you want a different angle of opinion or perspective on your work, do not hesitate to hire her! She’s got talent masha’Allah!” -P.Feauxzar, Author and Publisher at Djarabi Kitabs
Please email any questions or requests to be included in the program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose the commitment that works best for you: One Week to One Month
The first five writers to sign up will receive a free one-on-one online working session with host Brooke Benoit (regularly $50 USD).