Rebirth Your Writing

Publishing & Craft Intensive

Refine your craft, connect with fellow writers, generate new work and explore publication.
Come and write...

with Dinty W. Moore & Allison K Williams

MAY 16-20 2021 (virtual event)
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Your rebirth begins in...
Explore your craft. Share your words.
Daily Craft Lessons
Dedicated Writing Time
Publishing Seminars
...reinvigorated my writing habit.
I left the intensive feeling more in tune with my writing goals
and intentions, excited for my various projects and with
more tools under my belt to accomplish them.

Scott Russell Morris

The Rebirth Difference

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

Virtual Intensive

5 days/4 nights

MAY 16th - 20th, 2021
10AM-3PM USA Eastern Time

Community Connections

Facilitated networking, social time & small-group feedback sessions




Virtual Intensive

Write Where You Are

A Virtual Intensive

Join from any quiet, focused location with internet access. All classes, workshops and community time happen via Zoom. We'll send a Do Not Disturb sign for your door.

All sessions are recorded for you to review or refresh in the 30 days after the intensive.

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 pop-culture/enlightenment mash-up To Hell with It: Of Sin and Sex, Chicken Wings, and Dante’s Entirely Ridiculous, Needlessly Guilt-Inducing Inferno 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 the writer's guides Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book, Seven Bridges: Platform for Authors Who'd Rather Be Writing (forthcoming May 2021) and 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 to publication in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s 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 plays, including Hamlette, Mmmbeth, The Next Horseman, and the London Fringe Best of Fringe Winner TRUE STORY, have been produced worldwide.

Rediscover Your Writing Self Stay in safety and comfort.
Connect with fellow writers and spark new work.

This is your writing reboot.

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Understand The Experience

Craft, Community and Career

Daily craft lessons are tailored for memoirists and novelists to generate new writing. You'll explore the intricacies of memory, dive into description, and connect more deeply to your work.

Mindfulness for Writers: bringing your most open self to the page and writing from the heart.

Writing Vivid Description: finding the details that bring the reader into your world.

Researching Your Memory: reconstructing what you think you know—and handling what you don't.

Grow your writing career and refine your craft with in-depth explorations of platform, querying, theme and characters.

Querying, Pages & Getting an Agent
Sharpen your pitch, learn what belongs in your query (and what absolutely doesn't!) and where and how to find agents to share it with.

Personal, Joyful Platform-Building.
Go beyond clicks to build literary or commercial platform to reach your readers. Learn how social media becomes a place to practice your craft.

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

The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power)
Learn what makes fiction or memoir more than just a collection of scenes or observations and, instead, a compelling whole greater than the sum of its many parts.

How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue
Strengthen your ability to create living, breathing human beings on the page, along with prompts to capture contradictions and complexity.

Publishing in Literary Magazines and Mass Media
Submitting to journals, newspapers and websites isn't a lottery, it's a process. Learn winning submission and pitch techniques, and how to assess which venues fit your work.

Monday and Wednesday, you'll attend one seminar live and receive a recording of the other.

Tuesday and Thursday have one seminar each afternoon.

Each morning craft lesson includes a generative prompt. Then, writers set intentions. You can:

  • Use this time to develop the prompt further, as the seed of a new essay
  • Look for ways to fold the raw material from the prompt into the project you're currently working on
  • Or, treat the prompt as a warm-up, and turn to your current project because you're "on fire" to work on it!

During Writing In Company, writers 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 ignite 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.

In optional post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions, you can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get feedback on your pages or query, or seek guidance on your publication goals.

Additional fee applies; limited bookings available. You'll have the option to select a one-on-one when you register for the intensive.

With Dinty W. Moore:

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

With Allison K Williams

  • Platform evaluation and strategy, including review of your existing platform and a 60-minute call or Zoom chat about building your personal bridge to the readers who need your book, without losing your soul to social media. Normally $275, with Intensive $195

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

  • Feedback on your query, synopsis or proposal overview, including line editing of up to 1000 words and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

  • Review of your book proposal, including line-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. Normally $425, with Intensive $375

As much as we love travel retreats, "re-entry" is always tough. The virtual intensive happens in your regular writing place, helping you create a sustainable practice within your daily life.

Your Itinerary

This Week You'll Be Writing
Chapter 1: Beginning With Focus May 16, 2021—All Times USA Eastern
1:00PM
Welcome Session Introductions & Technology Orientation
2:30PM
Set Intentions & Small-Group Chat
2:45PM
Closing Words (Day Ends 3PM)
Chapter 2: Write it Beautifully, Share it Professionally May 17, 2021—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk & Generative Writing: Mindfulness for WritersBringing your open self to the page
10:30AM
Writing In CompanyRevise your new words or work on an existing project
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 May 18, 2021—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: The Art of Vivid DescriptionThe details at the heart of your story
10:30AM
Writing In CompanyRevise your new words or work on an existing project
11:45AM
Check In—How Was Writing?
12:00PM
Lunch break On Your Own—Zoom Room open for casual chat
1:00PM
Publishing Talk: What Editors Look For (And How To Write It) with pitch feedback for volunteers
2:45PM
Closing Words
Chapter 4: Reach Your Characters—And Your Readers May 19, 2021—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Craft Talk: Researching Your MemoryDigging deep in your mind...or your character's
10:30AM
Writing In CompanyRevise your new words or work on an existing project
11:45AM
Check In—How Was Writing?
12:00PM
Lunch break On Your Own—Zoom Room open for casual chat
1:00PM
Publishing Seminar:
Personal, Joyful Platform-Building
Building bridges to your readers
Craft Seminar:
How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue
Details Make the Story
2:45PM
Closing Words
Chapter 5: Sustaining the Work May 20, 2021—All Times USA Eastern
9:30AM
Cafe Time Zoom Room open for casual chat
10:00AM
Publishing Seminar: Literary Magazines and Mass Media Submissions with strength
11:30AM
Support & Connect Make Lasting Bonds
12:00PM
Break
12:30PM
Share & Respond Reflecting on the Work We've Done
1:30PM
Closing Words
Return to your life...
...and write some more! (or take a day off)
Ready to Love Your Writing Again?
Get In Touch With Any Questions
Early Bird Rate!
$ 365

until 3/1/21

  • 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
  • Workbook with Readings, Structure Worksheets and Writing Planner $35
  • Expanding Your Writing Community: priceless
  • INTENSIVE VALUE: $615

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 novel, 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

Develop the day's generated writing or work on an existing project. 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.

We'll do some optional small-group sharing, focusing on initial responses, but no intensive workshopping. Your focus is on your own words.

Yes! You can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get query feedback or seek guidance on your publication goals.

Additional fee applies; limited bookings available. You'll have the option to select a one-on-one when you register for the intensive.

To develop close peer connections and allow plenty of discussion time in seminars, we're limiting enrollment to 40 writers (two Zoom screens).

Booking & Payment

let's work with your budget

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Rebirth Your Writing accepts Venmo, Zelle, Canadian e-transfers, US checks, PayPal and credit cards via PayPal. Early Birds pay $365 before March 1st.

After March 1st, the cost is $395.

If you'd like to use a payment plan:

  • $155 Deposit to reserve your place
  • $120 April 1st
  • $120 May 1st

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

Rebirth Your Book/Rebirth Your Writing 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
  • Workbook with Readings, Platform Worksheets and Writing Planner

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 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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5 Days
40 Participants
21 Hours
1 Objective

In optional post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions, you can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get feedback on your pages or query, or seek guidance on your publication goals.

Additional fee applies; limited bookings available.

You'll have the option to select a one-on-one when you register for the intensive.

With Dinty W. Moore:

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

With Allison K Williams

  • Platform evaluation and strategy, including review of your existing platform and a 60-minute call or Zoom chat about building your personal bridge to the readers who need your book, without losing your soul to social media. Normally $275, with Intensive $195

  • Discuss your book, essay, or writing craft, including feedback on 10 pages and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

  • Feedback on your query, synopsis or proposal overview, including line editing of up to 1000 words and a 30-minute call or Zoom chat. Normally $175, with Intensive $115

  • Review of your book proposal, including line-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. Normally $425, with Intensive $375

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