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Join us

Wednesday,

August 17

through

Wednesday,

September 7 

Spirit Writer

The 4-Week Online Retreat to Reconnect with the Voice of Your Soul

Come listen to the whispers
of your creative muses
and guides 

What are you working on right now?

Is it a book, a blog, a song or poem, online course content, or another type of written content?

 

More to the point, do you have a fire burning inside to touch the heart of the world with your writing?

 

If so, then you probably know how frustrating it can be when you hit a patch of writer’s block, lose focus, and begin to doubt whether you will ever finish what you’ve set out to create.

 

The four-week Spirit Writer retreat can be the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. It can be the “wind in your sails” that you’ve secretly wished for. 

 

Our brand new workshop is an opportunity to stop working so hard and find out what happens when you ask for divine guidance. 

 

It’s a time to rest, relax, and open to the extraordinary creative powers of the universe. 

  Please join us and our specials guests to explore what happens when we ask for divine guidance in our writing ~ and in other aspects of our work in the world    

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Kristine & Debra

The Book Doulas

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Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations with God

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Diana Cole

Spirit Translator

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Christina Rasmussen

Life After Loss

A sacred conversation between us and you

 

[ A short blurb about us and our guest speakers.]

 

Spirit Writer is about receiving the missives from your higher power, the muses, and other energetic helpers, and letting those guide your writing.

It's also about discovering new depths of inspiration and joy in the writing process as you partner with spirit to bring full expression to your ideas, experience, and wisdom.

A special message from Kristine and Debra

The Spirit Writer retreat is born out of our love of the divine mystery that we all find ourselves miraculously a part of. Recognizing that the best work we do happens when we ask spirit to guide us, we were suddenly ablaze with a desire to bring this online event to fruition. 

 

In its developmental stages, we have seen that Spirit Writer illuminates the yin/yang nature of writing. Any creative path or endeavor is a marriage of doing and being. As it applies to supporting writers to fulfill their goals and dreams, our Book Incubator is our active “yang” course of action, and Spirit Writer is the open and receptive “yin.”     

 

For sure, there are times to take action when writing—to roll up our sleeves and get to it. There are times to lean into logic and reason; to think in terms of strategy, structure, and organization. (We love that part, too.)

 

Just as importantly, there are times to be still. To press pause on the “doing” and open to the mystery underlying all things—open to the source of our creativity, passion, and desire to share what we have learned for the benefit of others.

 

In this resplendent stillness, we can ask for guidance in any way that feels most true to us. 

 

Maybe this is a request you have made countless times in your life, and now you’re ready to ask more fervently in your quest to accomplish your writing dreams.

 

You might call on divine guidance, inner guidance, spiritual direction, or support by another name. And whatever the case may be, your “call” will not be missed by spirit!

 

The Spirit Writer online retreat is a container for welcoming and deepening this creative conversation—the one between you and spirit. 

 

During these four weeks, inspiration will lead the way. Individually and collectively, we will invite spirit to breathe more life into our writing and to move us toward the shore of completion while fully enjoying the amazing adventure along the way.

We're going to have an amazing time together!

Online Retreat Details  

The Primary Components

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EXTRAORDINARY

GUESTS:

To create a course that is easy and fun to navigate, we've parceled it into  39 short videos at an average running time of 5 minutes each! We did this intentionally to ensure that the ten parts of the blueprint are super easy for you to work with ~ bite-sized lessons for banishing book-creation overwhelm. 

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INSPIRATION FROM THE

BOOK DOULAS: 

We've created 10 gorgeous worksheets that are far more than a nice complement to the videos. In many instances, they expand on the information we share on video. These PDF  guides are essential for creating the structure that will put you quickly and powerfully in action. Use them online or print them out.

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INVOKING SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE : 

In addition to our Book Doulas Facebook community - a global family of fellow writers, teachers, healers, leaders, and transformers - we will keep you abreast of other opportunities, such as our free writing challenges, as well as our writing boot camps, writing retreats in Mount Shasta, California, and other courses and programs.

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UPLIFTING HOMEWORK

ASSIGNMENTS (OPTIONAL):

To create a course that is easy and fun to navigate, we've parceled it into  39 short videos at an average running time of 5 minutes each! We did this intentionally to ensure that the ten parts of the blueprint are super easy for you to work with ~ bite-sized lessons for banishing book-creation overwhelm. 

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TIME FOR

SHARING:

To create a course that is easy and fun to navigate, we've parceled it into  39 short videos at an average running time of 5 minutes each! We did this intentionally to ensure that the ten parts of the blueprint are super easy for you to work with ~ bite-sized lessons for banishing book-creation overwhelm. 

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WORKSHEETS AND

CALL RECORDINGS

To create a course that is easy and fun to navigate, we've parceled it into  39 short videos at an average running time of 5 minutes each! We did this intentionally to ensure that the ten parts of the blueprint are super easy for you to work with ~ bite-sized lessons for banishing book-creation overwhelm. 

Tell me about the online retreat format!

The retreat includes a total of 8 live gatherings, 4 of which are optional.  Here’s the breakdown:

The heart of the retreat. 4 Spirit Writer Circles—Meeting on Zoom on four consecutive Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific time. [Add the dates here]

Rise and shine, baby! 4 early morning guided meditation gatherings on Zoom: optional. If you would like a boost to your Spirit Writer experience, you can join us from 5:00-5:20 AM Pacific time. This is twenty minutes to gather in the vibrant stillness of the early morning (especially for those in the US Pacific, Mountain, and Central time zones) and set the stage for receiving inspiration, signs, signals, clarity, energy, creative downloads, or anything else that will support your writing.

 


Your ultra-inspired writing community. A private forum for sharing your writings, downloads, inspirations, and experience with the whole community. [Kris, should we try Facebook again? I think it’ll be easier for people to access than the forum that Wix offers—fewer steps!] 

Spirit Writer Registration 


Option 1: Pay in Full

Option 2: Payment Plan

 

2 payments of $159 each 

Payment method: Credit or Debit card

 1 payment of $299

(Regularly $399)

Payment method: Credit or Debit card

Just a few of our success stories 

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Debra has been my editor for two books, with a third coming up. She is a deeply skillful editor and writer whom I trust to help me articulate sometimes complex ideas into highly accessible pages. I have known Kris for several years. She stands out vividly in the transformational field as a teacher and writer of unparalleled experience, wisdom, and grace. Kris and Debra working together is an opportunity not to be missed.”

— Barnet Bain, 

award-winning filmmaker and author of The Book of Doing and Being

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“Having worked with both Debra and Kristine, I believe they are your best choice for bringing your book into the world. They are masterful in the multitude of ways you would want them to be - from writing and editing to navigating the terrain of literary agents, book publicists, publishers, and more. Do not miss the chance to have them at your side.”

— Diana Cole,

author of Spirit Translator:

7 Truths for Creating Well-Being and Connecting with Spirit

"There are not enough words of gratitude for what working with Kris and Debra has meant to me. Their carefully designed program allowed me to craft a detailed book outline and chapter composition that had eluded me for years. More importantly, they held the space for me to discover how to integrate my creative writing voice with my academic one. I don't think anyone else could have done that for me. I now have the confidence, the tools, and the structure to write this book, which I always imagined in my heart, and all the others that will follow.”

— Dr. Cathy Collins,

social science scholar and author of the forthcoming book, Healing the Beloved Community: A Compassionate Look at Oppression

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“I promised myself that when it came to writing my first book, I would only work with the best of the best. And that's exactly what I did by choosing to work with the Book Doulas. The result is that in just a few months, 7 Keys to 7 Figures: The Ultimate Guide to Money and Freedom for Women Entrepreneurs is going to be published. I've done all three of Kristine and Debra's signature programs—the Book Incubator, the Momentum program, and Birthing Your Book (the three trimesters of bringing my book baby into the world), and I can say it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.”

— Leslie Kuster,

author, mentor to women entrepreneurs, and CEO of Back from Bali  

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“I’ve gone from an idea of what I wanted to actually having a book written and on its way to being published. That wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have Kris and Deb. I highly recommend this program. If you have a book in you and you’re dying to get it out, this is something you need to invest in.”

Amy Eliza Wong, 

communications expert, transformational coach, and author of Living on Purpose: Five Deliberate Choices to Realize Fulfillment and Joy.

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“Working with Kris and Debra provided me with a structure by which I could begin to shape the ideas I had into actual chapters. [It’s] how I came to be standing on the precipice of having my book in the world. I could not more highly recommend the Book Doulas’ programs for anyone who has a dream of writing a book but doesn’t quite know how to get there..”

— Michele Neff Hernandez,

author of Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma