Loreto Bay, Baja Mexico 2018

Loreto Bay, Baja Mexico Writing Retreat*

Dates for the 2019 Writing Retreat coming soon!  Here is what some of the writers from the 2018 retreat had to say:

Tammy, dear Tammy…
This week has been invaluable!  Not only have you revitalized me and reignited that desire to write, write, write!, I’ve gained volumes of resource information about the craft.  The daily prompts have been a tremendous confidence builder, and a wonderful way to explore what a treasure writing can be.  I believe the retreat brought each of closer as writing companions, gave us all amazing inspiration, and sent us home willing to be more vulnerable as we share our stories.
I’m so grateful you have the love, the openness of heart, and the desire to use your gift
for teaching in such a beautiful way.
With loads of affection,
Marcia (Juno, Alaska)
Tammy’s workshops are so inspiring (this is my 3rd!)  I love the way she creates a safe and welcoming place for women writers to explore their experiences and show them using an endless arsenal of writing prompts that help participants cut to the heart of whatever they are writing, and enjoy lots of camaraderie and laughs along the way.
Karen (Ventura, California)
Warning: Not for the faint of heart!  Another week, another one of Tammy’s writing retreats.  We are all exhausted from the wealth of information we have absorbed, inspired by Tammy’s mantra, “yes you can!” Where have I heard that before!   I have written with Tammy in Loreto (3 times, Calgary and last year in Greece).  We have shared our stories, laughed, and cried until the tears fell.  We have invented scenes, characters and brought them to life under Tammy’s guidance.  We have found a place in each other’s hearts as they ours.  We want to adopt Tammy as our sister.  When is the next one?
Susan (Calgary, Alberta)
Where do I begin?  This was my second retreat with Tammy.  Although different from my first, nothing is ever the same, it was equally wonderful.  Tammy provides such a warm, safe, inspiring space in which to write.  You will grow, share, learn, laugh and cry.  You will question, dig deep, be inspired and be supported.  You will make wonderful friends with women who share your passion for writing.  Tammy is an extraordinary and encouraging teacher. And best of all, you will write!  Thank you Tammy with my whole heart for helping me to unleash and grow my passion for writing.  Until next time…I really can’t wait.  I love you!
Kim (Guelph, Ontario)


Join me March 5-9 for a 5 day writing retreat! This retreat is open to both men and women!

Arrive Sunday, March 4th for the welcome dinner for out of town writers.

Leave on Saturday, March 10th, or you can choose to extend your stay on either side.

All meals included and you will be staying in the Loreto Bay Golf Resort and Spa, in a deluxe room with a king size bed, just steps from the Sea of Cortez.

Come enjoy the land that was my home for over two years, it is a beautiful place right on the Sea of Cortez. Walk the beach each morning and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets each night.

Morning and afternoon workshops Monday – Friday and in the evenings we will take trips into the town of Loreto to go to some of my favorite restaurants!

The retreat will focus on both memoir and fiction writing. The workshops will focus on the craft of writing and making your work shine.

Some of the topics I will be sharing with are:

  • Hooking your reader
  • 7 essential elements you must have to create a scene
  • Writing short story to capture those readers
  • How to master character description
  • Internal and external conflict
  • Creating an emotional response in your readers
  • Creating secondary characters
  • How to deepen dialogue
  • How to plot a story
  • Plot twists
  • How to create memorable characters
  • Discovering your truths
  • Mastering Memoir

And much, probably much more!
Easy flight in to Loreto from LAX (on Alaska Airlines) or from Calgary (on Westjet)

Price is $2,500 per person single occupancy (airfare not included)

Online Writing Club Members Save $300 Your price is $2,200

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"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.