Do you have a writing dream?
What better place to pursue it than on the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands And what better way than working with award-winning author and mentor Angie Hunt? At the Turks & Caicos Escape Writers Retreat. You will find inspiration, in-depth hands-on workshops to move your writing forward and receive one-on-one coaching from Angie Hunt herself – all while enjoying the voted #1 world’s best beach, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. You will leave relaxed and at the same time filled with both information and motivation.
The writing before the writing
- Core Message Workshop
Honing in on the question you want
to answer in your novel or nonfiction
- Idea Gathering Workshop
Freely brainstorming for ideas ..
in an organized way
- Structure Shaping Workshop
Discovering a structure for non-fiction,
a skeleton for fiction, whether you are a planner
- Fleshing Out Workshop
Creating a detailed outline for non-fiction,
turning points for fiction
- Creating Characters Workshop
Determining your ideal audience for non-fiction,
your protagonist for fiction
Open air retreat day
Becoming comfortable with
your natural writing style
Writing first lines and avoiding backstory overload
Rendering vs. Relating Workshop
Learning when to dramatize and when to narrate
Bringing Characters to Life Workshop
Further exploring the ideal audience/protagonist
and the additional characters
- Boat Session Retreat Day
Creating Dialogue Workshop
- Writing natural, compelling dialogue in the
correct format for both fiction and nonfiction
- Using THADs Workshop
Creating and weaving in Talking Head Avoidance Devices
- Revealing Characters Workshop
Showing rather than telling in both fiction and nonfiction
- Writing Action Workshop
Breaking down action scenes to pull
the reader in, both fiction and nonfiction
Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With over five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 180 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to non-fiction books, to novels.
Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards–one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.
Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.
Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, chickens, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.
Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers in 2019.
Also in 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree. She completed her doctorate in biblical studies in 2008 and her Th.D. in 2015. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her pets, of course. She is also an avid photographer, using her photos to help find homes for animals at local rescues.
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