the at home retreat

June 22-26

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020

9:00am – 10:00am PT


12:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Each day, you will have live instruction from Susy, Kathi, and then one of our gifted teachers.

You will learn:

Get unstuck and move forward with fresh energy and insight

Build a platform publishers will love in 30 minutes a day

How to Grow an Engaged Online Audience

How to start a podcast with only $10

Trusting God with Your Writing Dream

Book Launch Basics: How to play nicely with social media to get your book seen


Susy Flory

Kathi Lipp

Tonya Kubo

Anna LeBaron

Cheri Gregory

Roger Lipp

Ginny Yttrup

With Susy Flory

Escape the Stuck

While there’s no right or wrong way to write your story, there are 5 common places or stages where it’s easy to get stuck! Learn how to Escape the Stuck with these five workshops, and get a fresh look at how a book or shorter piece grows, develops, and comes alive (or doesn’t, if you get stuck like we all do from time to time).

  • Discover the five stages of a writing project
  • Determine which stage is your biggest challenge. In other words, where do you sometimes (or often) get stuck
  • Find ways to get unstuck and transition from stage to stage, moving forward with fresh energy and insight

With Kathi Lipp

Build a Platform Publishers will Love in 30 Minutes a Day

If you want to get past the slush pile of any publisher, the sure-fire way to do that is to have a platform that acquisition editors can’t ignore. Kathi will share her daily routine to not just creating, but growing a platform that is so winsome that publishers will take a second look at your proposal. In this workshop, you will leave with a step-by-step daily plan to build your platform in three key areas:

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Social Media

Learn how to create great content that your audience will love, as well at the strategy to sharing it well

In addition to this plan, you will learn the social media platforms that are best for you to shine in, and the ones that you can ignore, guilt-free. A great platform isn’t built by accident, and it’s not built overnight, but it can be built.

Plus, you will receive recordings of each day’s lesson to keep for your own personal use. Even if you can’t attend while we are teaching live on the video!

What do you think?? Would you like to take advantage of this amazing offer— an online course plus credit toward a future retreat?

Let me know what questions you have and if you’d like to join us. 


How to Grow an Engaged Online Audience

Tired of counting followers one-by-one in the slow race to building your platform? Though countless followers look great on social media and on your email list, engagement is the true measure of success for writers. The key is to find and connect with the followers who count — the ones hungry for the message you’ve been called to shared. In this action-oriented workshop, you’ll learn how to cultivate an engaged online audience and how to craft content that inspires your followers to act. 

Trusting God with Your Writing Dream

Do you dream of writing for publication? Or maybe you’re already published and dream of landing a book on the bestseller lists. Whatever the dream, desiring something beyond our control can feel like risky business. As Ginny leads participants to consider what it looks like to trust God with their dreams, she’ll offer five steps that set writers free to unleash the desires of their hearts.

Book Launch Basics: How to play nicely with social media to get your book seen

In this workshop, book launch expert Anna LeBaron will help you explore a few basic concepts to help you prepare for your next launch. Here is a list of common questions she will be answering.

– Is there a faster way to build my social media platform?

– When should I start building my social media platform?

– When should I start promoting my book?

Anna will answer these questions, and help writers understand how their attitude towards social media can help them build, or break a launch.

How to Shift from Writing What You Wanna Write to Writing What Your Readers Need to Read

In this practical workshop, you’ll learn how to:

– Discern the difference between writing for yourself and writing for your readers

– Discover what your readers really want from you

– Address your readers’ deepest needs through your writing

– Dig through the layers to discover what your book is really about

The $10 Podcast

Want to start a podcast, but feel overwhelmed by all that you need to learn to get started? Roger Lipp, who has done all the behind the scenes work for both of Kathi’s podcasts, will not only help you get started, but show you how to do it on the cheap. From technical needs, to production schedules, you will receive the basic step-by-step checklists and instructions so that you can get started NOW.