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    June 1st thorugh 8th 2020 Women's Writing Retreat

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    May and October 2020 - Join Me for an immersive retreat at the Hotel Leone, Montelparo, Le Marche, Italy.

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    February 2020 - Breathtaking beauty by the Sea of Cortez at Loreto Bay Golf Resort and Spa. A Dynamic women's retreat focusing on your body, mind and soul. Writing & Pilates sessions for 12 women. Let's Go to Baja!
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    All Year - Join me at an REC Retreat on beautiful Lummi Island, WA! Visit the website to see when I will be leading a workshop or a weekend retreat.

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As spring has come and we are living in a new age of social distancing I wanted to offer you some of my one on one workshops.

These can be done via phone or video call. Some of these are my 2020 workshops that I was planning on teaching this year.

You will have the opportunity to join me with the class(es) you choose and we will discuss your work in response to what I teach. I am available for one on one from April 15 – April 30. I am not sure yet of my location in May as of now.

The cost for each workshop is $25.00 for those of you not in my online writing club. I will email a copy of the material I will be teaching on the workshop for you to print out before our scheduled time.

Here is how to join me on your private retreat:

  1. Choose the class or classes you would like for me to teach. Each topic I cover is $25.00 and will last from 20-30 min including feedback on your particular piece.
  2. Email me with your class selections and day or days and times you are available for phone or video chat.
  3. Paypal me or Zelle the money to me
  4. We will schedule a time for us to work together. I am currently scheduling time through the month of April, not sure where I will be in May, but would love to work with you these next few weeks!

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One of the peaceful places I have traveled to on this time of connection with self
Reminder Each workshop is $25.00
  1. 3 keys to success to live the fullest writing life
  2. 3 ways to ignite passion in your writing
  3. 7 quick ways to whip your piece into shape
  4. 9 steps to writing a short story that captures your readers
  5. 12 questions to help you create memorable characters
  6. 19 tips on writing memoir
  7. A guide to becoming a better writer (15 tips)
  8. 5 tips on story introductions
  9. Balancing dialogue and description
  10. Building and developing tension in your story
  11. Chapters: Whats the point
  12. Creating that gripping story by raising the stakes
  13. Dialogue: Avoiding these common mistakes
  14. Embracing the writing process: From first draft, revision, final edits, query to pitches
  15. Foreshadowing
  16. Healing by feeling those feelings
  17. Hooking readers from the very first lines
  18. Improving show don’t tell
  19. Scene dilemmas
  20. Starting and finishing the first draft

Looking forward to working with you one on one, or if you have specific questions just send me a message. Reminder when I schedule the time with you, let me know what time zone you are in so I can coordinate our times. I am currently on Eastern Time Zone.

Keep on writing – Tammy

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Tammy’s 2019 Retreats are Reviewed in

Author Susan Shain reviews 37 great retreats including TLC Writing Retreats with Tammy Coia in her article
37 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2019“.

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“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin

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Dear Tammy, Just a quick pause to tell you how I valued the two hours I spent with you to discuss my memoir..... (had you all to myself!!!) Wanted to tell you how much It meant, encouraging me to build on my thoughts of how "life's ironies" have contributed to my success in life. Your suggestions to build on this theme throughout my story, immediately released me to do exactly that. Additionally, a piece I recently wrote concerning this and read to you because I wasn't sure where it belonged, you cleared the air and suggested it should be the final chapter, as it reflected my concluding thoughts, a summarizing statement acknowledging the empowerment of life's lessons ... Many thanks to you. Sincerely, Joan Suter

"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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