Finish Your Book

(For real!)
Lost your creative direction in the middle?
Mired in the "current" draft?
Worried you'll never finish this crazy project?

Sound Familiar?

6 Days
5 Participants
30+ Writing Hours
1 Objective

Upcoming Retreats

The Experience

A life-changing week for emerging and experienced writers alike.

Rediscover your novel or memoir with a full manuscript evaluation,
coaching session and customized work plan. Join an intimate group
of committed writers in an inspiring location.

Revive your creative intention. Set accountability milestones
and break through blocks with one-on-one editorial time.
Build momentum to sustain your work long after the retreat.

Renew your stamina on the journey to publication. Transform your
next draft from a dreaded chore to a driving vision.

Rebirth your book.

Your pre-arrival manuscript evaluation includes supportive, specific, written critique of your current draft or proposal, a coaching session, and a customized work plan for your retreat.

On location, you'll have daily guidance and one-on-one sessions.

A post-retreat work plan and follow-up coaching session help you sustain momentum at home.

To give the personal coaching and specific editorial feedback your manuscript needs before, during and after the retreat, participation is limited to five writers.

Rooms are single occupancy.

Each morning, writers set intentions for this reserved time, then work individually in shared spaces. Post-writing check-ins may include short readings, but this is not a "workshop." Allison provides individual guidance as needed. It's like writing at your favorite cafe—with your personal editor on-call.

The rest of the day is for solo writing time, one-on-one meetings, and relaxation or an excursion.

Focused time away from home helps you plow through pages.

Direct, specific feedback helps you write better.

Rebirth Your Book combines a retreat environment with personal editorial assistance. You'll have a work plan to start writing on day one. Questioning an editorial note? Lost your plot thread? Ask Allison right now—she's across the table.

Pre-arrival session with editorial feedback and your work plan for the retreat.

Scheduled one-on-one time to discuss your draft-in-progress and writing goals. (Allison's available for informal chats and questions all day long.)

Follow-up coaching session to sustain your writing momentum back home.

Rebirth Your Book happens in beautiful, culturally rich locations with great local food and a calm, supportive writing environment. Each retreat includes energy-boosting excursions to heritage sites and outdoor activities.

Your Personal Guide

From idea to novel, proposal to memoir, first draft to first royalties, Allison K Williams brings deep understanding of dramatic structure, sensitivity to voice and theme, technical expertise, and contagious enthusiasm for your work.

Allison has edited and coached writers to publishing deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle, Spencer Hill, St. Martin's Press and Black Rose as well as supporting independent authors from blank page to book. She's guided essayists and humorists appearing in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, McSweeney’s, Refinery29, Brevity, Hippocampus, the Belladonna and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with her weekly blogs on craft and the writing life.

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The "Unkind Editor"

Serious professional guidance provides the clarity to move forward. Allison helps you apply direct, constructive feedback and approach your next draft with enthusiasm.

It's About You

Your work receives the individual care and attention publishers invest in their top authors. You’ll get specific, sit-down-and-do-it strategies to finish a sellable book.

Ready to Work

You'll arrive with a full manuscript evaluation, editorial letter, and work plan. On location, you'll be guided through key revisions & new material from day one.


Enjoy authentic food and spontaneous connections. An experienced guide, Allison's visited 50+ countries and chosen her favorite inspiring places.

Are You Ready?

Want guidance, accountability and a concrete plan to finish your book?
Start with a complimentary 30-minute editorial call to discuss your work, and if Rebirth Your Book is right for you.

Get Started

The Retreats

Rebirth Your Book happens around the world and throughout the year. Choose your most inspiring and convenient location. You're taken care of from arrival to departure: airport transfers, accommodation, writing space, most meals and excursions are included.

Lancaster PA 2019

After the Hippocamp Creative Nonfiction Conference, keep the writing momentum going.

AUGUST 25-29, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
Lodging: Chic, Spacious Home
Best for: Conference Attendees, Foodies

Learn More About Rebirth Lancaster.

Tuscany 2019

Walk cobbled streets and explore hidden courtyards in a beautifully preserved medieval town. Boccaccio wrote here, and so will you.

OCTOBER 13-20, 2019 (3 places left)
Lodging: Boutique Hotel
Best for: Walkers, Foodies, Music Lovers

Learn More About Rebirth Tuscany.

Dubai 2020

Rediscover your writing in the "jewel in the desert," a glittering world-class city of sparkling malls and bustling markets.

Lodging: Luxury Condominium
Best for: Fashionistas, Sun Lovers, Timid Travelers

Learn More About Rebirth Dubai

Costa Rica 2020

Toucans and monkeys, a writing terrace open to the cool breeze. Minutes from waterfalls, trails, and miles of pure white sand beach.

MAY 10-17, 2020
Lodging: Private Villa
Best For: Hikers, Birdwatchers, Beach Babes

Learn More about Rebirth Costa Rica.

India 2021

For centuries, the cycle of reincarnation and regeneration has fueled Fort Kochi, Kerala, cradle of old religion and contemporary art.

Lodging: Heritage Hotel
Best For: Art Lovers, Adventurers, Historians

Learn More About Rebirth Fort Kochi.

Get In Touch

Schedule your complimentary 30-minute editorial consultation to discuss your writing goals, current draft, and if Rebirth Your Book is right for you.

* Allison will email you to set up a convenient time to talk about your book.

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