Write It! 2020

Dream it. Write it.

Everything you need to write your children's picture book in one weekend. October 17-18

Write It! 2020 is a two-day writing retreat in Niagara, Canada dedicated to empowering you to write a polished children’s book by the end of the weekend. 

Meet key players who tell you what you need to know about the standards in the printing industry, what to expect when working with an illustrator, and how to avoid common pitfalls when writing for children.

Focus. Write. Move Forward.

I know it can be hard to break out of the grind and set aside time to focus on yourself. Taking this ONE step will transform that dream of being an author into holding a finished manuscript in your hand. 

Focus

Carve out this time to take that idea off the dusty shelf and make it a hard-copy reality. You’ll walk away from this weekend with your manuscript in hand. 

Grow

Learn the proven formulas from award-winning authors. These professionals will reveal that it’s not rocket science to write an award-worthy book and they will walk you through the process.

Get Away

This writing retreat is located in beautiful Niagara, Canada. From the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls to the quiet vineyards and wineries, it’s no wonder this is an international destination for shopping and sight-seeing. Stay an extra day and take in all it has to offer in addition to writing your children’s book!

Get Inspired

Breaking into the publishing world IS possible! Discover how every-day moms, teachers, and “joe’s” took their idea and made their published book a reality! Breakthrough any limiting fears and take the first step to having your name on your published book!

Fear is good and normal, but never let that stop you from growing.”

Featured Speaker

Miriam Laundry

Miriam decided to take a leap of faith from her photography business in 2012 to write her first children’s book, I CAN Believe in Myself. Inspired to help children believe they CAN, she organized an international effort that secured her a Guinness World Record™ and hasn’t stopped since. With four award-winning children’s books under her belt and a publishing deal with HCI books, Miriam knows what it takes to start with a dream and make it a reality. She is eager to pass on what she knows and make YOUR book a best-seller, too! 

FEATURED SPEAKER 

sharon jennings


Sharon has written over seventy books for young people and holds the position of President of CANSCAIP (the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers).

What Exactly Will I Learn?

Over the weekend, Sharon will discuss all aspects of a picture book, including character development, story arc, pacing, voice, length, page spreads, and illustrations. She'll use many examples and give you concrete and specific advice so that you can create a memorable story that will be read again and again. By the end of the weekend you will have your first draft in-hand. 

What Authors say about Miriam

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Imagine having someone who is passionate about empowering children to be their best, a seasoned and successful writer of children’s books, and a gifted teacher be the one to come along side you and hold your hand while you navigate the scary world of publishing for the first time? Miriam is truly an inspiring mentor, encouraging us to keep moving forward to get the job done.


Mary Lou DeRidder 

 /Author



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Miriam's coaching and support is invaluable to me on this journey to write and publish a series of children's books geared towards little human beings who will take this world into the future. Thank God our paths crossed and I am getting this necessary guidance from Miriam!


Baldev Grewal

/Author

This is for you if.....

  • you have a brilliant idea for a children’s book, but need some help getting your rear in gear!
  • you have a message that will help kids (of all ages) and a desire to make a difference
  • you have a manuscript tucked away in a drawer and you want to finally perfect it
  • your manuscript has been rejected time and again, and you are ready to refine it and get back on the horse!
  • you are ready to go from dreaming of being a published children’s author to becoming one
  • you are afraid to put yourself out there, but want to do it anyways!

This is NOT for you if.....


  • You are working on a novel. This writing retreat is specifically geared towards children’s picture books. You won’t get the full value out from Write It! 2020 if you are writing for adults or young adults.
  • you want a boring eight-hour seminar. This retreat is hands on, and the experts will have you applying what you learn on site! 
  • Reserve your spot today. 

    October 17-18, 2020

    NIAGARA, CANADA

    SAVE $300
    when you register
    before May 14, 2020!


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    FROM MAY 15 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

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    • SAVE $200
    • Your Children's Book Manuscript!
    • Expert Training 
    • Optimal Learning Environment
    • Gourmet Lunch Buffet Both Days
    • Continuous Coffee Break Station
    • Onsite Parking Included

    Accommodations are not included.

    Please note that due to the exclusivity of Write It! 2020 all investments towards Write It! 2020 are non-refundable.

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    897

    CDN

    • Your Children's Book Manuscript!
    • Expert Training 
    • Optimal Learning Environment
    • Gourmet Lunch Buffet Both Days
    • Continuous Coffee Break Station
    • Onsite Parking Included

    Accommodations are not included.

    Please note that due to the exclusivity of Write It! 2020 all investments towards Write It! 2020 are non-refundable.

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