Great Lakes Get Away Retreat – A Journey To A Deeper Story

A writer’s passion to grow their skills in the writing craft can bring them increased success, but getting that training on a writer’s budget can be a challenge.

One of my favorite retreats every year is the Great Lakes Get Away in Duluth Minnesota. The retreat created by Minnesota N.I.C.E., a local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers, offers a reasonable choice for writers looking to season their craft.

In previous years I was priviledged to learn from a variety of speakers: Rachel Hauck, Colleen Coble, and Susan May Warren. Each retreat made me a stronger writer and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Duluth MN

July 19th – 21st, 2013

Featured Speaker:  Susan May Warren

Spend a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior honing your craft with more than 10 hours of writing instruction, opportunities to network with other writers.

Registration Cost:   $165 for Members     $190 for Nonmembers

*Attendees are responsible for their own lodging. Room rates for double occupancy is $90 per person a night.

Award Winning Author Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the founder of My Book Therapy. A RITA award-winning author of over forty novels with Tyndale, Steeple Hill, Barbour, and Summerside Press. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the ACFW CAROL and the   Inspirational Readers Choice award . A seasoned women’s event speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation.

Susan May Warren’s Weekend Workshops Include:

*Elements of a Strong Scene

*Getting the Muddle Out of the Middle

*Writing A Satisfying Ending

*Editing Your Novel  From Spine to Line

Friday Workshop Speaker: Michelle Lim

Yes, I have been invited to teach on Friday this year and I have to admit I am really excited. Having attended the retreat every year since its first year, I know I’m in for a treat! Friday is all about Brainstorming Strategies for Writer’s Nightmares.

Canal Park Lodge, Duluth, MN

Duluth Hotel Amenities

Photo by Canal Park Lodge- Permission Granted

Registration Information:

*Early Registration Prices end June 10th, 2011.

*After June 10th, $15 is added for late registration.

*Registration is closed on June 30th, 2011. 

(This year they even have a paypal option)

A registration form can be found at this website:

Hope to see some of you there!

If you have been to Lake Superior, or the Great Lakes Get Away, what did you love about it?




About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

4 thoughts on “Great Lakes Get Away Retreat – A Journey To A Deeper Story

  1. amy hahn says:

    Attendees are in for a treat. Best wishes for an awesome weekend!

  2. Congratulations! You are a great teacher. Would love to come…ya’ll have fun.

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