4 Days, 3 Nights

in historic, waterfront Annapolis!


Our retreat is perfect for the new

and evolving writer, those who have not yet published and those wishing to

take their writing career to the next level.

Writing Workshops, accommodations

and most meals included.

Only 20 Writers will be admitted.

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Retreat Schedule

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Calling all Writers!

Our 4-day, 3-night event is all about getting time to write and empowering you to keep writing well after this productive and renewing weekend has ended.

Hosted by Lia Mack, author of Waiting for Paint to Dry, and 12-time author and editor Jeannette DiLouie of Innovative Editing,


The Genuine Writer’s Retreat features:

  • Time to Write! For 4 days, 3 nights, you'll renew and jumpstart your love of writing.

  • Writing workshops on author platform building, elevator pitches and more!

  • Lodging and meals at the Historic Gibson's Lodging Inn of Annapolis. 

  • Group write-ins, one of the best ways to feel like a genuine writer!

  • An open discussion panel with authors Lia Mack and Jeannette DiLouie, where you can ask any and all of your writerly questions.

  • One-on-one sessions where you can ask your writing or motivational questions – or even get a professional editor’s opinion about your manuscript in-the-making! 

Write in an encouraging environment where your inner writer

your genuine writer – 

can flourish!

Meet Our Hosts

Jeannette DiLouie

12-time self-published author and executive editor of Innovative Editing, Jeannette brings the in-depth analysis, guidance and 

careful edits you need.

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Lia Mack

Traditionally published author of WAITING FOR PAINT TO DRY and marketing expert, Lia brings extensive experience and knowhow to help you share your talent with the world.

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The perfect scene for

writers of all genres

Take time to relax and draw inspiration from the historical, quaint surroundings of this

waterfront village.

Have a question about the retreat? 
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Contact us today.

Fulfillment Policy: 

Attendees should receive a confirmation email after successfully signing up to show that their spot at the Retreat is being held. Further communication should follow as the date of the event draws closer. If no confirmation email is received, please contact JDiLouie@InnovativeEditing.com for further information.

Refund Policy: 
A full refund is available within 1 week of signing up provided said period is no less than 2 months before the event. After that, refunds are up to the discretion of The Genuine Writer’s Retreat.


Privacy Policy: 
The Genuine Writer’s Retreat takes your desire to remain unaccosted by spammers and other unsolicited communications seriously. As such, we only collect the information you submit to us in the registration form for immediate professional usage: i.e., holding your spot for the event itself.


Terms and Conditions: 
In order to reserve your place at The Genuine Writer’s Retreat, your full payment for the requested accommodations and/or services must be acknowledged and accepted by sponsor Innovative Editing. If you do not receive proper acknowledgement that your request went through, please email JDiLouie@InnovativeEditing.com for confirmation. Payment is made through either PayPal or Wix, two respected financials-focused institutions, and your card or PayPal account will be charged in U.S. dollars.

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