Rebirth Your Writing

A Publishing and Craft Intensive
Career-building
community connections
dedicated writing time

Come and write...

with Dinty W. Moore & Allison K Williams

October 11 - 15 2020 (virtual event)
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Rebirth Your Writing: A Publishing and Craft Intensive 2020 Explore your craft. share your words.
Daily Craft Lessons
Dedicated Writing Time
Publishing and Craft Seminars
"Loved how thoughtfully the workshop was designed and implemented.
Would do this again in a heartbeat."

2020 Virtual Retreat Participant

The Rebirth Difference

Five focused days with craft lessons, publishing and writing seminars, and literary connections.
Your Own Safe Location

Virtual Intensive

5 days/4 nights

October 11th - 15th, 2020
9:30AM-3:00PM USA Eastern Time

Community Connections

Facilitated networking, social time & small-group feedback sessions




Virtual Intensive

Write Where You Are

A Virtual Intensive

Attend this intensive from any quiet, focused location with internet access. Writing in Company, craft and publishing seminars, and community time happen via Zoom. We'll send a Do Not Disturb sign for your door.

Schedule

Your Guides

Dinty W. Moore and Allison K Williams
photo of Dinty W. Moore

Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir and the memoir Between Panic & Desire among many other books.

Dinty has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, The Normal School and elsewhere. A former professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Brevity, a noted online journal of flash nonfiction.

Dinty consults regularly with authors and publishers on book proposals and revisions, many going on to publish with Big Five houses and university presses. A well-known and popular workshop leader, he has led workshops in Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and throughout the United States.

photo of Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams is the author of Get Published in Literary Magazines. She has edited and coached writers to deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle, Spencer Hill, St. Martin’s and independent presses. She’s guided essayists and humorists in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s, Refinery29, Hippocampus, the Belladonna and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with blogs on craft and the writing life.

A former circus performer, Allison has written for NPR, CBC, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review Online and Travelers’ Tales.

Her latest, Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book will be published by Woodhall Press in March 2021.

Rediscover Your Writing Self Stay in safety and comfort.
Connect with fellow writers and spark new work.
Didn't get as much done as you wanted this pandemic?
This is your writing reboot.

Understand The Experience

Craft, Community and Career

Each day includes craft lessons tailored for memoirists, such as Mindfulness for Writers, Writing Vivid Description, and Researching Your Memory.

A session on Sustaining the Work and Setting Writing Goals helps you maintain writing momentum in the weeks to come.

Grow your writing career with publishing seminars: Querying, Pages & Getting an Agent and Personal, Joyful Platform-Building.

Dive deeper with craft seminars: The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power) and How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue

Hear what makes great opening pages in What Editors Look For (and How to Write It) and get feedback on your pitch.

Monday and Wednesday, you'll attend either the Craft or Publishing seminar live; you'll receive a recording of the other one.

Tuesday and Thursday have one seminar each afternoon.

Each morning, writers set intentions for this reserved time, then work individually, with or without their Zoom window active. Post-writing check-ins affirm your work. It's like writing at your favorite cafe—with a community of support.

Focused time and a committment to "show up" helps you plow through revisions or create new work.

Writing craft lessons and suggested prompts kick-start your daily practice.

Rebirth Your Writing combines dedicated time with education, networking, and writing career growth. You'll leave with new work, new ideas, and renewed commitment to your craft.

Add on a post-intensive one-on-one editorial session for feedback on your pages, pitch or query; platform evaluation and strategy; or even a full book proposal review.

Additional fee applies; limited bookings available.

The virtual intensive happens in your place of safety. We'll send tips for creating a calm, supportive writing environment.

Your Itinerary

This Week You'll Be Writing
Chapter 1: Beginning With Focus October 11th, 2020—All Times USA Eastern
1:00PM
Welcome Session Introductions & Technology Orientation
2:30PM
Set Intentions
2:45PM
Closing Words (Day Ends 3PM)
Chapter 2: Write it Beautifully, Share it Professionally October 12, 2020—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: Mindfulness for Writers
10:30AM
Writing In Company
11:45AM
Check In—How Was Writing?
12:00PM
Lunch break On Your Own—Zoom Room open for casual chat
1:00PM
Publishing Seminar:
Queries, Pages & Getting an Agent
with Q&A and live-editing
Craft Seminar:
The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power)
Discover your heart story!
2:45PM
Closing Words
Chapter 3: Words in the World October 13th, 2020—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: The Art of Vivid Description
10:30AM
Writing In Company
11:45AM
Check In—How Was Writing?
12:00PM
Lunch break On Your OwnOn Your Own—Zoom Room open for casual chat
1:00PM
Seminar: What Editors Look For (And How To Write It) with pitch feedback
2:45PM
Closing Words
Chapter 4: Reach Your Characters—And Your Readers October 14th, 2020—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: Researching Your Memory
10:30AM
Writing In Company
11:45AM
Check In—How Was Writing?
12:00PM
Lunch break On Your OwnOn Your Own—Zoom Room open for casual chat
1:00PM
Publishing Seminar:
Personal, Joyful Platform-Building
Social Media & Beyond!
Craft Seminar:
How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue
Details Make the Story
2:45PM
Closing Words
Chapter 5: Sustaining the Work October 15th 2020—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: Sustaining the Work & Planning Your Writing Goals
11:00AM
Support & Connect Make Lasting Bonds
11:45AM
Break
12:00PM
Share & Respond Reflecting on the Work We've Done
1:00PM
Closing Words
Return to your life...
...and write some more! (or take a day off)

Partners

Writing Around the World
Ready to Love Your Writing Again? Get In Touch With Any Questions
Special Package
$ 375

Early Bird: $325 (payment in full) before September 20
payment plans available

  • Four Craft Lessons: $150+
  • Two Live Craft & Publishing Seminars: $150
  • Two Recorded Craft & Publishing Seminars: $80
  • What Editors Seek & Pitch Feedback Session: $75
  • Facilitated Networking & follow-up: $125
  • Expanding Your Writing Community: priceless
  • INTENSIVE VALUE: $580

Frequently Asked Questions

You probably have a few

Joining the Intensive

it starts with one email

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Nope!

You can be working on a memoir, essays, or exploring your own writing process. You don't need any pre-existing material.

  • You DON'T need a degree in writing (or anything else!).
  • You DON'T need previous publication credits.

Everyone focuses on their own pages, so the experience level of your fellow writers isn't a big factor in your work.

Some writers will work on existing drafts, others will start from ideas they already have. Some writers will start from scratch and generate new material from the daily prompts.

Yes. You'll get a tip sheet to help you strategize around children, partners and pets.

Your Time & Tech

log in and get writing

Your own computer and internet connection.

Our first day includes a Zoom orientation. We'll cover how to participate verbally and in chat, how to spend time with your fellow writers in breakout rooms, and what options you have to ask questions and communicate with Dinty and Allison.

If you have accessibility concerns, let us know. We'll work with whatever technology you need to make the virtual intensive work for you.

Allison and Dinty have (between them) worked with writers who are d/Deaf, hearing-impaired, blind, visually-impaired, neuro-atypical and with physical disabilities. We want to work with you—let's discuss how to make it an excellent experience.

You're responsible for your own food throughout the intensive. We'll have some scheduled coffee-and-chat times, and you're always fine to snack on- or off-camera during Zoom classes.

Intensive Days

write, learn, plan

Everyone works on their own, with the energy of a shared virtual writing space. As Allison says, "If I'm writing with a buddy and I start to get bored or frustrated, I look up and think, I can't quit now—she's still going!"

At the beginning of each session, we set our intentions for the day. Afterwards, we check in on how our writing went.

Nope. While reading group members' work in advance and noting points for discussion is a valuable practice, it's not what we're doing here. Your focus is on your own words.

Yes! We have limited availability for post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions. You can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get query feedback or seek guidance on your publication goals.
Bookings are made in the order received; if your chosen session is no longer available, we'll let you know right away.


With Dinty W. Moore:

Sorry, fully booked

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85).

With Allison K Williams

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85, 1 still available).

  • Feedback on your query or pitch, including line editing of up to 500 words and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85, 2 still available).

  • Review of your book proposal, including editing the proposal and identifying areas to strengthen, a big-picture read of up to 5000 words of your sample chapters, and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat about the viability of your book idea and potential markets.($375, 1 still available)

  • Platform evaluation and strategy, including review of your existing platform and a 60-minute call or Zoom chat about how to build your personal bridge to the readers who need your book, without losing your soul to social media.($175, 1 still available)

To develop close peer connections and allow plenty of discussion time in seminars, we're limiting enrollment to 38 writers (two Zoom screens, including Allison and Dinty).

Booking & Payment

let's work with your budget

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Early Birds pay $325 in one check, Zelle or direct deposit transaction, before September 20th.

After September 20th, the cost is $375, and we also accept Paypal and credit cards via Paypal.

If you'd like to use a payment plan:

  • $100 Deposit to reserve your place
  • $125 October 1st
  • $125 November 1st
  • $50 December 1st

Or talk to us about a plan that works for you.

Rebirth Your Book participates in AWP's Kurt Brown Prize, which awards $500 each year to emerging writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. Winners and six finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. For more information, visit the AWP website.

Before You Arrive:

  • Tip Sheet for planning your intenstive at home
  • Platform Worksheet to start assessing how to reach your readers

During the Intensive:

  • Four daily craft lessons
  • Four Craft & Publishing Seminars: two live, two recorded
  • What Editors Seek & Pitch Feedback Session, including the opportunity to have your pitch critiqued
  • Facilitated networking with fellow writers
  • Daily casual chat time with fellow writers
  • Facilitated planning time for your writing goals and how to sustain your process after the intensive.

After the Intensive:

  • Ongoing connections with a small group of peers
  • Social media connections with the entire group (opt-in)
  • Optional one-on-one editorial sessions (additional fee)

  • Your daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Travel and accommodations
  • Individual feedback from Dinty and Allison outside seminar time

If you are unable to attend and we can fill your place from the waitlist, we will refund your tuition minus a $25 administrative fee.


If we can’t fill your place from the waitlist, you may apply 50% of any payments made to a future live or virtual Rebirth Your Book event.


Refunds will be sent within 30 days of receipt of notice of cancellation.


Rebirth Your Book reserves the right to cancel the intensive in the event of civil unrest, natural disaster or Act of God. In the event of cancellation of the intensive in its entirety, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. You agree to release Rebirth Your Book and its agents and/or representatives from any liability, including consequential expenses you may have incurred in planning to attend.

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Adding a One-on-One Editorial Session
or Paying by check?
Please use contact form.

We have limited availability for post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions. You can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get query feedback or seek guidance on your publication goals.

FOR ALL ONE-ONE-ONE BOOKINGS PLEASE USE CONTACT FORM. We'll send one link for your total payment.
Bookings are made in the order they are received; if your chosen session is no longer available, we'll let you know right away.

With Dinty W. Moore:

Sorry, fully booked

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85)

With Allison K Williams

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85, 1 still available).

  • Feedback on your query or pitch, including line editing of up to 500 words and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. ($85, 2 still available)

  • Review of your book proposal, including editing the proposal and identifying areas to strengthen, a big-picture read of up to 5000 words of your sample chapters, and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat about the viability of your book idea and potential markets. ($375, 1 still available)

  • Platform evaluation and strategy, including review of your existing platform and a 60-minute call or Zoom chat about how to build your personal bridge to the readers who need your book, without losing your soul to social media. ($175, 1 still available)

Pay Now

Early Bird rate $325


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