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Give birth to
a book: Carmel Writing Retreats with Linda Sivertsen

Written by Naomi Hattaway, 3 years ago, 2 Comments
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We all have a story to tell. You have a story to tell. Those memories of the places you’ve been; those parts of your life journey which, if given the right platform, can be inspirational lessons to share.

But how to go from, “I have this idea” to a published book?

Worldette caught up with Linda Sivertsen, author of many acclaimed books and creator of the amazing Carmel Writing Retreats, where she repeatedly creates a beautiful community of women who join together to write and awaken their awareness.

Linda, AKA Book Mama, says she meets many women with incredible ideas, but without the confidence in themselves to speak their voice. Not until they invest in themselves to attend a writing retreat, do they finally feel freedom to create. “They cry because of how it feels to be heard. Seen. Understood.” she says. “They cry because they’d forgotten how much they missed time to think, dream and banter about possibilities in a safe space.”

Linda’s writing retreats are held each quarter at the stunning Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Running from a Monday until Friday with five other writers, you’ll have direct one-on-one access to Linda’s extensive publishing expertise. Aha! moments happen. Friendships are made. Ideas become tangible manuscripts, novels, self-help books or works of fiction. Linda’s private chef is on hand to keep your body nourished in this dreamy writing retreat and past participants have secured book deals, found agents, written proposals, or finally put pen to paper on their big idea.

If the timing or current checkbook balance doesn’t allow for a writing retreat, don’t give up. Linda suggests seeking out your own community by looking for a writing group, starting your own creativity gathering, or simply looking for like-minded people.

“Trust the ache inside of you that wants to create, says Book Mama. Let it go and let it flow. As Linda says, “There’s a story aching to be birthed and its chosen you.”

By the way, we believe, as Linda does, that everyone has their story to tell. What yours?

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  1. ChristineDecember 31, 2013, 1:11 am

    Two years I organized a writing retreat for myself. I go by myself to a placeI’ve always wanted to visit for about two weeks, give myself a goal to meet in that time and reward myself for meeting that goal by sightseeing.

    This year I went to one of Linda’s retreats . It was a combination of being wonderfully confirming while calling me on my self-made barriers. These retreats aren’t for everyone but if you’re serious about writing a book and you feel a buzz of excitement when you visit Book Mama’s website, then you should go.

    In spring I’m planning another self-made writing retreat. I’ll be doing re-writes on the book I started working on at Linda’s retreat.

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  2. LauraJanuary 6, 2014, 6:58 am

    Great points Christine! I also attended a Carmel retreat and loved the experience. The location, the food, the camaraderie, and Linda’s insights made it worthwhile. I enjoyed the brain-storming sessions with Linda and giving creativity the respect of time allowed it to zoom in.

    I like Christine’s suggestion of organizing your own writing retreat – the challenge always being to motivate yourself to stay on task between the highs/lows of ideas. Many a time I’ve packed with good intentions (serious books to read! running shoes! writing ideas!) only to be distracted by the location (swim up bar! fluffy books!).

    A great place to start is buy purchasing the Big Beautiful Book Plan and working on those suggestions/outlines. It should be mandatory reading pre-retreat, in my opinion!

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