Attend this intensive from any quiet, focused location with internet access. Writing in Company, craft and publishing seminars, and community time happen via Zoom. We'll send a Do Not Disturb sign for your door.Schedule
Dinty W. Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir and the memoir Between Panic & Desire among many other books.
Dinty has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, The Normal School and elsewhere. A former professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for Brevity, a noted online journal of flash nonfiction.
Dinty consults regularly with authors and publishers on book proposals and revisions, many going on to publish with Big Five houses and university presses. A well-known and popular workshop leader, he has led workshops in Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
Allison K Williams is the author of Get Published in Literary Magazines. She has edited and coached writers to deals with Penguin Random House, Knopf, Mantle, Spencer Hill, St. Martin’s and independent presses. She’s guided essayists and humorists in the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s, Refinery29, Hippocampus, the Belladonna and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with blogs on craft and the writing life.
A former circus performer, Allison has written for NPR, CBC, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review Online and Travelers’ Tales.
Her latest, Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book will be published by Woodhall Press in March 2021.
Each day includes craft lessons tailored for memoirists, such as Mindfulness for Writers, Writing Vivid Description, and Researching Your Memory.
A session on Sustaining the Work and Setting Writing Goals helps you maintain writing momentum in the weeks to come.
Grow your writing career with publishing seminars: Querying, Pages & Getting an Agent and Personal, Joyful Platform-Building.
Dive deeper with craft seminars: The Invisible Magnetic River (Where Writing Finds Its Power) and How to Write Powerful Characters and Dialogue
Hear what makes great opening pages in What Editors Look For (and How to Write It) and get feedback on your pitch.
Monday and Wednesday, you'll attend either the Craft or Publishing seminar live; you'll receive a recording of the other one.
Tuesday and Thursday have one seminar each afternoon.
Each morning, writers set intentions for this reserved time, then work individually, with or without their Zoom window active. Post-writing check-ins affirm your work. It's like writing at your favorite cafe—with a community of support.
Focused time and a committment to "show up" helps you plow through revisions or create new work.
Writing craft lessons and suggested prompts kick-start your daily practice.
Rebirth Your Writing combines dedicated time with education, networking, and writing career growth. You'll leave with new work, new ideas, and renewed commitment to your craft.
Add on a post-intensive one-on-one editorial session for feedback on your pages, pitch or query; platform evaluation and strategy; or even a full book proposal review.
Additional fee applies; limited bookings available.
The virtual intensive happens in your place of safety. We'll send tips for creating a calm, supportive writing environment.
Joining the Intensive
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You can be working on a memoir, essays, or exploring your own writing process. You don't need any pre-existing material.
Everyone focuses on their own pages, so the experience level of your fellow writers isn't a big factor in your work.
Some writers will work on existing drafts, others will start from ideas they already have. Some writers will start from scratch and generate new material from the daily prompts.
Yes. You'll get a tip sheet to help you strategize around children, partners and pets.
Your Time & Tech
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Your own computer and internet connection.
Our first day includes a Zoom orientation. We'll cover how to participate verbally and in chat, how to spend time with your fellow writers in breakout rooms, and what options you have to ask questions and communicate with Dinty and Allison.
If you have accessibility concerns, let us know. We'll work with whatever technology you need to make the virtual intensive work for you.
Allison and Dinty have (between them) worked with writers who are d/Deaf, hearing-impaired, blind, visually-impaired, neuro-atypical and with physical disabilities. We want to work with you—let's discuss how to make it an excellent experience.
You're responsible for your own food throughout the intensive. We'll have some scheduled coffee-and-chat times, and you're always fine to snack on- or off-camera during Zoom classes.
write, learn, plan
Everyone works on their own, with the energy of a shared virtual writing space. As Allison says, "If I'm writing with a buddy and I start to get bored or frustrated, I look up and think, I can't quit now—she's still going!"
At the beginning of each session, we set our intentions for the day. Afterwards, we check in on how our writing went.
Nope. While reading group members' work in advance and noting points for discussion is a valuable practice, it's not what we're doing here. Your focus is on your own words.
Yes! We have limited availability for post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions. You can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get query feedback or seek guidance on your publication goals.
Bookings are made in the order received; if your chosen session is no longer available, we'll let you know right away.
With Dinty W. Moore:
Sorry, fully booked
With Allison K Williams
To develop close peer connections and allow plenty of discussion time in seminars, we're limiting enrollment to 38 writers (two Zoom screens, including Allison and Dinty).
Booking & Payment
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Early Birds pay $325 in one check, Zelle, Venmo or e-transfer, before September 20th.
After September 20th, the cost is $375, and we also accept Paypal and credit cards via Paypal.
If you'd like to use a payment plan:
Or talk to us about a plan that works for you.
Rebirth Your Book participates in AWP's Kurt Brown Prize, which awards $500 each year to emerging writers in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. Winners and six finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP. For more information, visit the AWP website.
Before You Arrive:
During the Intensive:
After the Intensive:
If you are unable to attend and we can fill your place from the waitlist, we will refund your tuition minus a $25 administrative fee.
If we can’t fill your place from the waitlist, you may apply 50% of any payments made to a future live or virtual Rebirth Your Book event.
Refunds will be sent within 30 days of receipt of notice of cancellation.
Rebirth Your Book reserves the right to cancel the intensive in the event of civil unrest, natural disaster or Act of God. In the event of cancellation of the intensive in its entirety, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. You agree to release Rebirth Your Book and its agents and/or representatives from any liability, including consequential expenses you may have incurred in planning to attend.
We have limited availability for post-intensive one-on-one editorial sessions. You can discuss your writing in general or a particular project, get query feedback or seek guidance on your publication goals.
With Dinty W. Moore:
Sorry, fully booked
With Allison K Williams