Catch the Wave Writing Retreat

Beach Writing Retreat in NC

Enjoy bountiful light and abundant ocean waves from a plethora of surrounding windows, or cozy up while you write and and learn from industry professionals in this tranquil environment.

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  • Bring your laptop out on the oceanfront deck along with your coffee mug to ignite your creativity.
  • Listen to the sound of rolling waves.
  • Soak up the rays.
  • If you're lucky, you might even see a pod of dolphins.
  • Enjoy watching the moon rise over the water and view plentiful stars twinkling in the black-velvet sky.
  • Don't forget about soaking in the hot tub on the deck!


Lori Hayes is an award-winning author with ten books under her belt. Her delight is to help you break down your craft into sizable bites. Speaking of bites, she is known for her delicious food fit for a feast. It was said more than once that her retreat was like family  and friends coming home for a holiday meal.

This retreat is all about you, self-care, and learning what works to finish that book.

To reserve your room now and embark on a journey of inspiration, creativity, and relaxation at Catch the Wave Beach Writing Retreat, visit our website, Catch The Wave Writing Retreat.

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Unlock Your Creativity in Paradise.

  • Escape to a serene coastal haven where inspiration meets relaxation.
  • Make like-minded friends with other writers. Books don’t sell books! Community sells books. It’s true.
  • Learn and write in a tranquil, luxurious environment. Walk on the beach or sit on the deck overlooking the ocean. Sip from your mug as you enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets while drinking in the soothing sound of crashing waves What a great place to write! Set the stage for your creative journey.

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Highlights of our Beach Writing Retreat, other than the glow of the setting sun:

  • Unparalleled Accommodations: Experience the epitome of comfort in this exquisite beachfront property, boasting a theater, pool table, hot tub, and nine spacious bedrooms. Each private king master bedroom offers a haven of tranquility and privacy, complete with en-suite private bathrooms. Oh! And there is an elevator once inside to navigate the three beautiful floors of this home.

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  • Inspiring Workshops: Ignite your writing prowess through our expert-led workshops. Our team of industry professionals will guide your through an array of engaging sessions, designed to elevate your confidence and writing technique, to enhance your marketing skills before your book is finished, as well as to teach you time-management skills so you finish your book with ease.

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  • Breathtaking Oceanfront Setting: Embrace the soothing ambiance of the beach as you find inspiration amidst nature’s grandeur. Step outside on one of the decks, or the beach itself, and be greeted by the sight of pristine sand and sparkling water. Take invigorating walks along the shore alone or with new friends, gather for captivating group discussions with the gentle ocean breeze tickling your face, or enjoy the sun warming your skin. Our beachfront location serves as the perfect backdrop for moments of introspection and creative breakthroughs.
  • Outdoor Hot Tub: Indulge in relaxation and connect with fellow writers in our inviting community hot tub. After a day of immersive workshops and personal writing sessions, unwind with a dip in the warm, bubbling waters on the ocean-side deck. Forge lasting connections with like-minded writers who share the same passion as you.

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  • Delicious Dining: Savor the culinary delights prepared for you. Enjoy an extensive continental breakfast, healthy-minded lunches, and delicious dinners. Last year we had so much food left we sent people home with to-go bags. People said it was like coming home on the holidays—cozy with good company, a lot of laughter, relaxation, and tons of food.

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  • Personal Writing Time: Relish in dedicated writing time to focus on your projects. Whether you prefer the privacy of your own rom or seek a cozy nook overlooking the ocean, our retreat offers ample spaces where you can immerse yourself in your creative process. Feel the gentle breeze, listen to the waves, and let your thoughts flow freely as you work on your literary masterpiece.

Limited spots are available, so secure the room of your choice and embark on a transformative journey where words come alive. Seize this opportunity to nurture your craft, connect with fellow writers, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Learn topics most wriitng conferences don't cover...SELF-CARE FOR A WRITER--YOU!

Book today to reserve your favorite room. We look forward to meeting you!

Retreat Information

Retreat Date 11-09-2024
Retreat End Date 11-13-2024
Retreat Fee $2297 - Payment Plan Available
Created By Lisa Shaughnessy
Retreat Contact Person Lori Hayes
Retreat Contact Information
Location Outer Banks
Genres and Categories Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Fiction, Women only

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