TLC Writing Retreats for Women

Retreat, write and reinvent!


Come away with us

Linda and Tammy

TLC is dedicated to helping you find the courage to tell your story. Tammy and Linda invite you to join them on one of their upcoming writing retreats. From the moment you arrive you will feel safe, supported and encouraged among other like minded women.

Tender Loving Care is what you’ll receive in writing workshops learning to write everything from memoir and non-fiction to short stories and creative fiction. We’ll have plenty of private writing time for journaling and working on our own projects. We’ll balance our writing time with time for relaxation, introspection, solitude and community. You’ll join our ever growing community of talented women writers with something to say.

• Victoria, BC, Canada:  September 19-23, 2016

• Camas, Washington:  September 26-30, 2016

• Loreto Bay, Mexico:  February 19-25, 2017

• Corfu, Greece:  May 12-19, 2017  and  May 21-28, 2017

8 reasons we are Unique!

  • We offer more than 20 hours of writing workshops where we learn the craft of writing. With written lessons and prompts, together we learn that no matter what our circumstances we are all connected as women. Within the first day you will find your rhythm as you reflect on your life and write, as we each listen and share, a sisterhood forms among us. We witness the power of sharing and being heard.

  • We are unique in our focus of finding the story within that is waiting to be told. Throughout the week you will have opportunities to discover and tell your story in a fun and welcoming environment. You will never feel judged by what you have to share.

  • Tammy and Linda have chosen each retreat location personally to ensure that you will have the best experience imaginable. Whether you choose to write with us in the beauty of Loreto on the Sea of Cortez or in the small town charm of Camas, Washington, you will know that every detail has been planned with your comfort in mind.

  • You will possess many tools to put in your writing tool kit when you leave our retreat. You will learn ways to transform your pieces, how to write more descriptively and even work on your own personal time line. You will learn how to balance your writing, how to focus your story and use scenes to bring your story to life. You will also leave with many story ideas and prompts that will keep you writing weeks and months after you are home.

  • We will show you how you can create your own writing practice that works for you. Whether you prefer to write with pen and paper or straight to the computer, we encourage you, and help you set up a system of writing so that story that has been wanting to be written will finally be told.

  • You will be surrounded by women who are both the same and different than yourself. It is through the writing that we learn about each other in a non-threatening environment. The women in our retreats continue their friendships even after the retreats. Many times these new friends will come on another retreat together to write and have fun!

  • We have delicious lunches and dinners each day. In Loreto, don’t think you will be eating a taco every day (unless you choose to!). The food on our retreat is fresh and delicious and healthy. There are many fabulous chefs that we have discovered on each of our locations.

  • Each retreat is a different experience that is catered to the needs of the women who are attending. One thing we guarantee is that you will not leave the same woman as the one who arrived.

retreat for women

Imagine spending a week with a group of women, some you may know, others not. Remove yourself from your daily distractions of life and all that it has to offer. You will discover things about yourself through your writing.

Write

Not a writer? You will leave a writer. Come as a writer and you will leave a better writer. During the week you will have time to remember and write, daydream and laugh, rest, renew, reflect. We will explore facets of both fiction and non fiction. You will leave jam-packed with fodder for the future.

Reinvent

It’s never too late to become who you were meant to be. You’ve been ‘you’ for a long time and now is a perfect time to become even more of who you were meant to be. Through the writing process you will reinvent yourself, empower your self esteem and increase your self worth. It’s time. You are worth it!