Writing Retreat – 3 days
Summer House Retreat, Torquay, VIC
Thursday 27 October – Saturday 29 October 2022
Be inspired and nurtured as Alex Blake, best-selling author, editor, mentor and founder of Diamond Stories delivers her signature program
Unlock Your Untold Stories™
This is specifically for people who have a story to share and want one or more of the following:
What we will cover:
💎Unlocking your heart’s purpose for telling your story and why it needs to be shared
💎Becoming aware of the unique beliefs and obstacles stopping you from sharing your story and how to move beyond them
💎Knowing your audience and what they are looking for
💎Choosing a book style and format that resonates with your audience
💎Captivating your reader by using the powerful tips of international best-selling authors (including Alex!)
💎Creating the ideal story flow
💎Structuring your chapters using the Diamond Stories My Book Chapters™ template
💎Scene and summary: the importance of knowing the difference and how to write them well
💎Overcoming writer’s block
💎Understanding the publishing world and how to publish successfully.
Included in your 3 days of writing and wellness:
💎Wholesome and delicious plant-based meals and snacks that nourish the entire body. All meals are prepared and served on site by a top chef using locally sourced ingredients.
💎Guided mindfulness and movement sessions by a meditation facilitator. The sessions are designed to connect you to your vision of sharing your story and make you feel nurtured, rejuvenated and inspired.
💎2 nights accommodation in luxury twin share accommodation. (A private suite is available at an additional cost.)
💎Use of the Summer House facilities for the length of the retreat: 12pm 27th Oct to 12pm 29th Oct
💎Airport transfers to and from Summer House Retreat at pre-arranged times.
Optional Add On: One on one editing session with Alex. 29th October between 2–5pm or at a pre-arranged time. Price on application.
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0420 654 004 or summerhouseretreat.com.au
Previous participants of Unlock your Untold Stories™ share their stories here.
“I have thought about writing a book for 10 years and have written many, many ‘journal-like’ entries, thinking one day it would turn into a book. Never happened. With Alex’s warmth, assuredness and structure I am on my way. So watch out for my book Riding for my Life. I am so excited to be underway, to actually know I will finish this book. I loved how we blossomed as a group. I felt very supported by Alex and the other group members. It’s hard to describe how good it feels to have worked with someone who could see my potential and help me see that my vision can become a reality.” Cate Williams, Queensland, Australia
“I am very delighted with all that I have learned with Unlock your Untold Stories™. Alex is an amazing coach and I appreciated her style of delivery. The group was very engaging and encouraging so it all blended so well. The entire program was very helpful and my key takeaways were about Structure, Scene and Summary. One of the quotes that stick with me is – write from your scar, not your wound. All the topics were fundamental to help me make progress on my writing journey. I feel excited and prepared knowing that l have the necessary writing tools and strategies to be a success. I had a fantastic experience learning from Alex. Great Program, I highly recommend it!” Pearlette Cassells, Ontario, Canada
“This program opened my awareness to where my resistance was in my writing journey, and it’s connected to many other things as well in my life. So it was a big breakthrough for me recognizing that! Thank you for all the exercises, and I am grateful for the group energy big time!!” Olivia Odor, Connecticut, USA
“I feel more confident in attempting stories now and will definitely apply what I learnt in the course. It’s changed the way I look at writing. I found the course really valuable and enjoyable. To be able to break down how a story is written and have it all explained to me, with great examples was really fantastic. I thought it was well-structured, thoughtful and purposeful content. I loved that Alex went through a story of each of ours – that was so relevant and very much appreciated. I would highly recommend the ‘Unlock Your Untold Stories’ course – Alex is a great teacher, is very patient and explains things very well, uses great examples that are easy to understand. I loved the small intimate group, where you could ask questions, and have some of your work reviewed and receive valuable feedback. I feel that I got a lot out of this course, more than I thought I would.” Sharon Judd, New South Wales, Australia
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