Boost your writing and revision skills with editor Jeni Chappelle!

Join Jeni July 16-19, 2020 to take your revisions to the next level

Spend the weekend shaping your story with a professional editor. The Writer’s Lodge Retreat will deepen and expand your revisions. Will include craft discussions and generative writing exercises on:

  • self-editing

  • what to look for when editing your own work

  • how to apply writing guidelines to your revisions


And of course, plenty of time for revising

Bonus! A scheduled consultation as well as written feedback from Jeni on your first 25 pages is included in the price of the retreat. 

What authors say about Jeni's editing

I cannot rave enough about Jeni! We met during the inaugural year of #RevPit and I was immediately struck by how much she just GOT my novel! Her notes were thorough and insightful and I was blown away by the depth of understanding she had for my characters and the story I was truly trying to tell. We chatted a bit before I received my edit letter and then after again, to really polish and hone the trouble spots. Not only did she strengthen my first novel, but I've had her voice in my head while writing the next to follow. She's amazing at helping writers further develop their skills and on top of all of that, she's a truly lovely person, always encouraging and one of my biggest cheerleaders. I'm so happy I got the chance to work with Jeni and happily recommend her to any writer I know!

Erin A. Craig, NYT Bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

What's included

  • Written feedback on the first 25 pages of your manuscript + a consultation with Jeni

  • 5 one-hour workshops on the top issues Jeni sees in her editing business

  • Lots of time for writing and revising while still connecting with other writers

Workshop topics: 

  • Strengthening characterization 

  • Analyzing story structure with a reverse outline

  • Deepening point-of-view 

  • Evaluating conflict

  • ​Balancing "show" and "tell"

What authors say about Jeni's workshops

Jeni's quick-paced workshop on a story's first pages provided rich tips to tighten my opening. Her list is compact, reasonable, and makes logical connections. I love how conversational Jeni is in presenting her ideas. I easily applied her tips and loved her "no-no's" list! The question time gave me a chance to hear other author's insights and how they might apply the ideas.


Ellen Mulholland, author of middle grade fantasies, represented by Kortney Price of Raven Quill Literary Agency

Registration Details

The retreat is committed to an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. We encourage participation from Black writers, writers of color, and those in the LGBTQ+, immigrant, neurodiverse, and other underserved  communities. 


All you need in order to sign up is a completed first draft of a fiction manuscript (it doesn't need to be polished or query-ready in any way) in any genre for ages 10 and above. Participants must be 18 or older. 

Dates: Thursday July 16, 2020 - Sunday July 19, 2020

​Registration Deadline: July 1, 2020



Payment plans are available. Scholarships available for authors from marginalized communities. 

Includes workshops, consultation, 25-page critique, cooperative writing and revising time, and some special surprises!


Workshops, consultations, and cooperative writing and revising time will take place on Zoom. Participants must download the Zoom software on their computer or smart device prior to the event. You can download that on the Zoom website. Participants will need an internet connection, speakers, and a camera and/or microphone. All participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting via email prior to the event. 


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