July 18-22, 2018

Writing coaching with Carolyn

Seventh Heaven Writing Retreat near Zion National Park, Utah


Most writing fails for two reasons: lack of a narrative structure and lack of presence. When you understand the neuroscience behind the underpinnings of story, you can bring that approach to any form of writing — longform journalism, narrative nonfiction, memoir, personal essays or a novel. 

To gain "presence" in your writing, you need to sharpen your observation skills, cultivating the skills that mindfulness practitioners use so you can write sparkling dialogue and description. To do that, in this busy world, you need to unplug, get away from the chaos and restore.

This writing retreat offers a chance to generate writing and to restore a keen, curious mind. 

Facilitated by acclaimed writer, TEDx speaker and Creative Circle Media Solutions writing consultant Carolyn Dawn Flynn, along with art and creativity coach Linda April Flynn.


  • 4 nights/5 days lodging and all meals at Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah
  • Nature walks to Snow Canyon State Park (optional)
  • Afternoon yoga (optional)
  • Hike to Lower Emerald Pools,  Zion National Park
  • Labyrinth walk and reflection
  • Mentor critique and strategic plan
  • Visual journaling and story mapping exercise
  • Individual consultations
  • Group consultations on scene-building and story arc.

    Double occupancy $1,995

    Single occupancy $2,295


    Double occupancy $2,095

    Single occupancy $2,395

    DEPOSIT OF $995 secures your spot.

    REMAINING BALANCE to be paid by June 1.

    Email carolyn@carolynflynn.com for details, to register or to be put on the interest list for future retreats. Find out more at www.carolynflynn.com.

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