Unravel your characters and their worlds
Join Jeni Chappelle, Tiffany Grimes, and Carly Hayward as they pull at the threads that form your character and help you craft a fully developed story.
Three-day masterclass that goes deep into one topic for the whole weekend
4 one-hour sessions on common issues that relate to characters in fiction
Daily critique groups + feedback on the first 10 pages of your manuscript
Lots of time for writing while connecting with other writers
Because our Unraveling Character Retreat has 3 editors, each participant will be able to pick from 3 masterclass topics and 12 session topics.
Plus the editors are putting together some special surprises!
Additional Session Recordings
You can choose when you finalize registration
$200 for an additional 4 sessions
$350 for all sessions
Contact editors directly to schedule
$90 60-min Coaching Sessions
$125 Query & 1st 50 pages Critique
10% Retreat Discount on any other services
For four days, work with these three professional editors to explore every aspect of writing three-dimensional characters, from inception, into drafting, and through revisions. Story Threads: Unraveling Character will help you bring new depth and dimension to every character you create. This retreat includes a deep dive on major topics that influence characters, as well as discussions and exercises on:
Creating realistic and well-developed characters
How characters and plot influence each other
Defining your character’s internal and external struggles
And of course, plenty of time for writing.
All participants will also receive feedback on 10 pages of their manuscript from one of our professional editors + other writers at the retreat.
The retreat is committed to an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion. We encourage participation from writers in the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodiverse, and other underserved communities, and authors in those communities will receive priority. Story Threads does not tolerate harassment of attendees or team members in any form.
There are limited spots for this retreat, so writers must complete a short application. The editors will review the applications and then notify the selected participants via the email provided on the application. Any writer 18 or older may apply. All topics will focus on fiction only in any genre for ages 10 and above.
New! Build Your Own Retreat
Story Threads is now even more customizable.
Each session, masterclass, and even the critique groups are now available a la carte. Now you can choose only the portions that will help you most.
Better yet, you’ll still be able to join in writing sprints and engage with the community for all four days.
Click here for details.
Deposits hold your place and are non-refundable.* Deposits are applied to your total fee. Only the deposit is due at time of registration. Payment plans are available. Scholarships are available: two full & two half
October 1, 2020 Application window opens
December 1, 2020 Deposit due
January 15, 2021 Final payment due
January 20, 2021 First ten pages due