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The Finding You Writing Retreat

Orcas, WA

October 24-27, 2023

Do you want concentrated time to write, to get feedback on your work, to get unstuck in your mindset or your methods, and to make progress on the project that has been tugging at your soul for some time now? And do you want to do all this in the exceptional natural beauty of Orcas Island?

During our weekend together, you can expect:
  • Personal time and space to write in an inspiring setting

  •  Group coaching with therapist, Elaine Hamilton, and 6-time author, Leeana Tankersley

  •  One-on-one coaching with Elaine to discuss your mindset, any barriers you're facing, and how to find freedom and get out of your own way in your writing

  •  One-on-one coaching with Leeana to discuss your writing methods, hacks to help you get work done, manuscript review, proposal review, or anything else that would be helpful

  •  Discussion and instruction on both the craft of writing and the industry of publishing

  •  Step-by-step direction on putting a book together (if relevant to participants) 

  •  Guided peer review for feedback and ideas

Participants will be responsible for planning their own meals. Kitchen provided as well as grocery stores and restaurants on the island. Snacks and coffee will be provided throughout the weekend. 

* Minimum of 10 participants required in order for retreat to take place.

Reserve your spot now!

STEP ONE: In order to save your spot, please purchase The Finding You Retreat Fee

STEP TWO: Return to this page and scroll down to choose your lodging. Paying the retreat fee alone will not reserve your room.  

STEP THREE: See below for travel information, and we’ll see you there!


Main House Bedroom One

Main House Bedroom Two

Main House Bedroom Three

Guest House Bedroom 1

Guest House Bedroom Two

Guest House Bedroom Three

Orcas Writing Retreat Schedule

Tuesday, October 24

5:00 - 6:00pm Welcome at the Main House
7:00 - 8:00pm  Evening Session

Wednesday, Oct. 25

9:30am - 12:30pm  Morning Session
12:30 - 2:30pm Lunch and free time
2:30 - 4:30pm  Afternoon Session
4:30 - 6:00pm  Dinner and free writing time 
7:00 - 8:00pm Evening Session

Thursday, Oct. 26

9:30am - 12:30pm  Morning Session
12:30 - 2:30pm Lunch and free time
2:30 - 4:30pm Afternoon Session
4:30 - 6:00pm Dinner and free writing time
7:00 - 8:00pm Evening Session

Friday, Oct. 27

9:30am Coffee and heading home! 

Getting There

Travel Information

  • Check out this link for all the ways to get to Orcas Island.

  • Once you arrive at the island, make your way to 592 Grindstone Harbor Rd. (it’s a 5 minute drive).  If you are hopping on the ferry without a car, let us know and we’ll come pick you up.

  • Cell service can be spotty depending on your service provider and where you are on the island, so if need help once you arrive, please email us at [email protected]

Orcas Island Property