Writing From The Heart

Online Retreat


January 26 to 30, 2022

Retreat Leader

Marie Maccagno, M.A., Author and Writing Guide


Craft Your Compelling Story




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Deep inside, you know you have powerful words to share, and yet something has been holding you back. Imagine yourself within a circle of support, writing and celebrating your words with ease. Envision connecting with those stories you've been longing to tell and getting them down on paper at last. Whatever your level of writing experience, this retreat is a time to focus on nourishing your creative vision.


Writing From the Heart provides the dedicated space and support you need to get started on that memoir you’ve been itching to write. It’s the perfect time to gather and work with those scraps of paper filled with story fragments. You may feel a strong desire to play with words, without any particular genre in mind. No matter what stage your writing project is at, you will leave with a good start on something big! You’ll discover a deeper connection with your writing voice and build practices that enable powerful words to show up on the page. You will know, deep in your bones, that your words matter; your voice matters. Best of all, you will leave with unforgettable memories, connections with other adventurous spirits, and the motivation and confidence to continue on your writing journey. Receive the gift of time and creative support by saying yes to this retreat.

You will leave with a deeper connection to your writing voice and clear practices that enable powerful words to show up on the page. You will know, deep in your bones, that your words matter; your voice matters. Best of all, you will leave with unforgettable memories, connections with other creative spirits, and the motivation and confidence to continue your writing journey. Receive the gift of time and creative support by saying yes to this retreat!


This is your time!


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What my clients are saying...


Marie effectively creates a culture of trust, fun and deep listening. Here are some testimonials from past retreats:

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“Before I met Marie, I approached writing with the expectation that it had to be perfect from the onset. Flow-writing is a huge breakthrough for me. I’ve learned how to just put pen to paper and write whatever comes out. In fact, I never read my fresh writing until I read it out to the group. When I let my words be what they are and let myself just read it out loud, I’m surprised how well it comes out.”
Yvonne Winkler, Lotus Consulting Inc.

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“Like many people I know, I have a block when it comes to writing. Writing is hard. Other people can write, but I can't. When I accepted Marie's invitation to attend a writing retreat … I had no real expectations… I was blown away … by the beauty of Marie's writing process that encouraged letting my words simply drop from my heart onto the paper. I came away with a greater confidence in myself as a writer, and, thanks to Marie's gentle nudging, a deeper knowing that when I go to the vulnerable, uncomfortable places, my words have even greater impact as both a writer and speaker.”
Bonnie Earl, Women’s Empowerment Coach and Motivational Speaker

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“The deep listening, carefully structured feedback, and attention to both individual and group needs, gave me the confidence to continue mining my story each day. Marie’s experience as a writer and facilitator is masterful.”
JP, Professional Voice Performer

When you learn to hear the beauty of your words, you are learning to love yourself and your life.



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What you will experience:


  • Get started on the story you’re burning to tell
  • Learn how to bring your personality and voice into your writing
  • Grow your writing skills and your confidence
  • Create a sacred, loving writing practice so you can write consistently for life
  • Overcome the self-talk that prevents you from writing
  • Receive motivating feedback on what's strong in your writing, as well as room for expansion
  • Get professional writing support on your specific goals, including a one-on-one Story Empowerment Session with Marie or a member of her team

Typical Daily Retreat Structure

(Pacific Standard Time - PST)

9:00 am–9:30 am
Grounding, meditative centering practice
9:30 am–12:30 pm
Writing/sharing/interactive process; each day has a theme
12:30 pm–4:30 pm
Open time for all - with suggested exercises
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
Yoga/sharing time/other
Evenings
Most evenings free

Additional Benefits


  • Opportunity to participate in an individual Discovery Call with Marie prior to retreat start date
  • One-hour pre-retreat group call with all participants - January 10th, 2022 (2:30 – 3:30 pm PST)
  • Scheduled solo writing time each day
  • 90-minute Post Retreat Reflection Call – February 9, 2022 (4:00 – 5:30 pm PST)
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    Pricing


    $997

    Includes all taxes

    Payment Schedule


    $397 Deposit
    to confirm your registration

    50% of Remaining Balance
    due December 30, 2021 ($300)

    Final Balance
    due January 15, 2022 ($300)