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Do you long to meet, be mentored by, and network with other writers?
Would you like to learn more about crafting your story or refining your work?
I enjoy working with new aspiring writers ~ the ones determined and ready!

October 2-8, 2022
Crafting your Story
Writer's Retreat


    Do you need inspiration or guidance to write?
You can feel it ~ that book has been calling you... the one that lights your fire!


I'm ready to give my story a voice and connect with a deeper purpose and message for the world

Event Information

What you need to craft your story...


You can confidently bring the work inside you to fruition when you schedule a getaway with like minded individuals to encourage and support you.


Overcome your writing fears 

* Develop your idea

* Learn tips from authors

* Create suspense in your story

* Emotional Engagement

* Character development

* Story Arc

* Velocity of your story

* Essential Purpose

* Targeted Effects

* Fiction or Non Fiction

* Impactful ending


Travel opens a whole world of experiences to create stories.

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Inspiration from the stars

How can I make a difference?


If you have come to a moment in your life where this question echos in your heart, then this Retreat is for you.



Gather under the indigo skies, imagine what your life would be like when you listen to the voice of your soul.

Allow the voice of your soul and the magic from the cosmos inspire you to write. Share your message with the world! We need it more than ever!

Oh, bring your camera for amazing photos ops!

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Insights from the Red Rocks

Remove yourself from the chaos!

Have you been struggling over the last few years and unable to focus?


This powerful retreat is focused on shifting.  Moving forward and manifesting your dreams.

Receive over 10 hours of story development coaching while enjoying the many sites in Sedona.

Five authors  and award winning author and  host, Gloria Coppola,

will also be sharing their tips during their one hour workshops.

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Pristine and Historic Trail

Travel the land of your past to inform your present and shape your future.


This trail is our most serene and beautiful tour with rarely any other commercial or public Jeeps in this site.


This exciting and adventurous trail was traveled by General Crook in 1871 and includes a visit to the Seven Apache Pools and the famous Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole.

Even the cowboy guides are characters!

Perhaps they will inspire characters in your book.

Sedona has been inspiring writers and
movie makers and has produced over 100 movies 
since 1923.

Are you the next brilliantly inspired individual
to create something in Sedona?

5 motivational days  ~ Experiential ~ Fun!

Your Cowboy guides may be the next
character in your book!


This looks amazing! I can totally write here!

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The Buddhist Stupa
Relax your mind
Creativity Flows

A quiet walk up the trail creates the ideal setting for you to find your special spot and journal.

Allow yourself to connect with your inner voice and the nature elements.

Using Breathless Writing techniques you will learn, let the words flow across your paper.


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Our Destination
Sedona Sky Rock Inn
Between Heaven & Earth


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Feel the energy from these ancient lands as you take advantage of the world-class hiking and biking trails, or jump aboard a Jeep tour, an incredible Sedona adventure awaits you.

Sky Rock Lounge, is located on stunning hilltop location and curated local wine list make it easy to linger inside with some light bites or enjoy the outdoor terrace with some s’mores under the star-lit sky.

Intimate grounds encourage a sense of community and reflection, while wellness workshops lend a sense of well-being. Fitness room and other thoughtful touches, like a customized trail map and mountain bike washing stations, make it easy to make the most of your surroundings.

I'm already feeling like a  best selling author ~ Sign me up!

Benefits of a writing retreat

  • Learn from professionals

  • Make your characters come alive

  • Tips to remove writing blocks and challenges

  • See the world with new vision and insights

  • Learn how to up level your creative writing skills

  • Learn how to plan and plot your book

  • Tap into your intuition to guide your life clearer by awakening your senses

  • Complete a chapter in a book. You may decide to publish one day

  • Surprise yourself - you are more gifted than you realized

  • Gain inspiration with feedback from authors and new friends

  • Traveling and writing open you to new direction in life

  • Have Fun while exploring

  • Meet your author family

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REGISTER HERE AND SECURE YOUR SPACE WITH A DEPOSIT - I have read the cancellation policy below

Meet the Speakers ~ Fiction & Non Fiction
Design & Publishing ~ Best Selling Authors

Learn their secrets to writing, publishing & marketing

~Gloria Coppola  ~ Nicole Walker ~ Angela Jones-Taul ~ Robin Magaddino ~
Darlene Kline ~ Irene Medina

Spend 10 hours with Gloria learning how to craft your story
Ask questions - Start writing - Develop skills

Each author will be hosting a one hour interactive workshop.
Learn from writing mentors
How to create suspense or mystery in a story, how your words create emotional connections, Conquer your sabotaging beliefs, find your emotional connection, etc.
By the end of the retreat you will have started your story.

What's Included in Your VIP Coaching Retreat


Crescent Moon Ranch

Pre - Post Story Development Coaching Bonus

Jeep excursion to the 7 sacred pools

Private Trolley tour to the Holy Chapel

Meet and Greet Breakfast and welcome gift

Writing workshops with our authors - Locations at various sites - TBA

10 hours of writing tips "Crafting your story" with Gloria Coppola, best selling author 

Visit Crescent moon ranch, writing inspiration, picnic lunch and photo opportunities 

Local Ground Transportation provided

Nightly entertainment available 


RETREAT FEE & REGISTRATION - $1795.00 includes: All the writing workshops, coaching & trainings with all authors up to 10 hrs. Coaching Value $4500.


Jeep Tour to Soldiers Pass & Sacred Pools, Trolley tour to explore Sedona,  (2) Breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and ground transportation for our excursions. (2) $25 vouchers to use at the marketplace/gift shop.  Welcome breakfast  Meet & Greet. Sound healing. 

(Hotel is booked direct to Sky Rock)

EARLY REGISTRATION BONUS! Receive 2 story development review & coaching sessions. Pre & Post Conference. Must be paid in full to begin the coaching prior to the event. Value $695.00 (You will submit your work, up to 8,000 words, for review/suggestions/edits and receive a (2) 1 hour video chats to review the chapters. )

Scholarship winner will be announced on the final day. 1 Person will receive a $2500 story development coaching scholarship to be used by June 2023. A random drawing will be made based on participation of all writing exercises submitted during the retreat.

Register: $ 500 ( non-refundable) Deposit below.  Receive an invoice for the remaining balancing due no later than August, 30 , 2022. 2 Installment payments are set up if you prefer.

Hotel Reservation - Reserve directly  with Sky Rock Inn . See special discounted link down below

Included daily yoga and meditation classes, Free shuttle to downtown stores/restaurants within 3 miles, all day tea and coffee bar in the lobby, evening calendar of events.  Rooms are paid directly to Sky Rock Inn and not included in your registration fee.

                                                        RETREAT ONLY DEPOSIT LINK

I have read and agree to the cancellation policy 

Perhaps you have a hero's journey, a memoir or a mystery inside you to tell?

Maybe you want to write poetry or prose or express yourself clearer?

Receive the guidance ,support and encouragement from authors.


Reserve your room with a view at Sky Rock Inn Today

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Reserve your room here directly through Sky Rock Inn

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Standing in silent wonder, taking in the vibrant formations of the breathtaking red rock landscape, it’s clear that Sedona is more than a destination – it’s an experience. What's inside? You!

It’s a place where the breathtaking natural beauty connects to the spiritual realm – where what you feel is as powerful as what you see.

Enjoy a private Trolley Tour to The  Chapel of The Holy Cross where you will have time to explore, feel the emotional energy that rise into your heart and learn from our guide more about the chapel and Airport Mesa.
Great Photo ops will be available.

Chapel of The Holy Cross

Meet the speakers
Hotel Reservation
BONUSES ~ Pre & Post story development review &  private coaching with Gloria 
Scholarship offering worth $2500 ~ 1 winner chosen at the retreat 

Your Deluxe Discounted Room with a view awaits you
~Book Directly on the link below for Oct. 2 - 8, 2022 ~
King or (2) Queens

Hot Tub, Heated Pool, Hotel Shuttle to local shops, Yoga, Meditation


Nearby healthy food options

Sample Itinerary 

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~Sample Itinerary and Times -
Writing workshop topics coming soon - Confirmation of excursions and times will be posted as we get closer to October.

Oct 2nd

Arrive at Sky Rock Inn

Meet us at the fire pit at 7pm

to say Hello

Have a restful evening

Our week together will be

filled with adventure, fun, writing skills, entertainment

and a like minded


Oct 6th

8:00 Yoga

8:30 Breakfast on your own 

Jeep Tour

Soldiers Pass & Sacred Pools

Writing Workshop

4pm - Meet the Authors

Hotel Lobby

Dinner break

7pm Entertainment TBD

Oct 3rd

8:00 am Yoga

9:00 Meet & Greet

Breakfast Included

Trolley Tour - The Holy Chapel

Time TBD

Writing/Journal Time

Dinner break

7pm Nightly Entertainment

Oct 7th

8:00  Yoga

8:30 Breakfast on your own

10: 00

Writing Excursion

Lunch Included

Scholarship Winner

Group Dinner Included

More info coming

Evening closure

Oct 4th

8:00 am Yoga

8:30 Meditation

9:00 Breakfast at your restaurant choice

11 am  - Fay Canyon

Writing Workshops

6 pm Dinner break

7:30m - Shaman Fire Ceremony

Oct 8th

Depart by 11 am

Safe Travels Home

Grateful we had the 

opportunity to share this

amazing journey


Oct 5th

8:00 Breakfast included

 Tour - All day

Crescent Moon Ranch/Cathedral Rock

Transportation provided

Lunch Included

Writing Workshops

7pm Special Bonus:  Sound Healing Bath


What's Not Included

  • Your round trip airfare from home to Arizona or any travel expenses

  • Meals are not included, except for ones mentioned. There are many wonderful restaurants within walking distance.  2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner.

  • Any adult beverages you purchase

  • Gratuities for the driver, tour guide, waiters, etc.

  • Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra events and services at the spa, etc.

  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance (required)

  • Any extra activities you choose to do in your free time - transportation is not included

  • Extended travel time.

  • Please NOTE: no recreational drugs are allowed and we ask that you limit your consumption of alcohol so everyone can experience a delightful excursion. Thank you.

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Booking Information, Cancellation & Travel Insurance Information

Cancellation Policy and Booking Details

$ 500 on-refundable deposit due upon registration

Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $500 USD non-refundable deposit.

Booking your flights

Fly into Phoenix or Flagstaff airport. Groome Shuttle Transportation is available or rental cars.

It is suggested you check in to your hotel room on Oct., 2nd by 3pm 

We suggest you take travel insurance

Room Reservations

Room reservations are made directly with Sky Rock Inn and all accommodations are paid directly to them
with the balance for all other amenities/excursions etc. to me. You will receive more information when you register.
Please review Sky Rock Inn cancellation policy when you book your room! 

Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations made after July 1st, 2022 will result in a 50% loss of the trip price, while any cancellations made thereafter will result in a total loss of funds.  There are no land refunds for partial travel, excursions etc., that have been paid for in advance.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it does not meet the minimum number of participants or if there are travel restrictions due to Covid; however, if we do so your deposit  can be credited to a future event or refunded.

The hotel enforces Force Majeure in the event  performance is hindered, delayed, or prevented due to a pandemic or covid restrictions. In the event the retreat leader gets sick, they will provide a replacement.


Medical Release 

All participants will receive a medical release form and are required to fill it out and return it to Gloria Coppola prior to the retreat. If you are on medications, please be sure to have a sufficient amount needed during your travels.

We reserve the right to change venues if some unforeseen circumstance requires us to do so.
We will be sure it's an equivalent or better venue.

Your personal arrangements for transportation and other travel services are not the responsibility of Sky Rock Inn or
Gloria Coppola and will not be held liable for any personal injury, property loss, damages, or incidences arising out of your personal travel arrangements.

Furthermore,  Gloria Coppola and her employees, Sky Rock Inn Owners are not responsible for inclement weather, political acts, or any "acts of God" or the shortening of a trip due to these occurrences.  Nor are they responsible for airline or ground operator defaults or repayment of monies lost due to default. Nor are they responsible for lost luggage. Flight schedules and accommodations are subject to change at any time, though such changes are not anticipated.

No refunds will be made for changes beyond the control of 
retreats hosted by Gloria Coppola and Powerful Potential and Purpose publishing.


You take full responsibility to be cautious, sign any waivers and agree to use caution while hiking, jeep tours, etc.

You will receive a release of liability form prior to the event that must be signed and returned.

Travel Insurance

We highly encourage you to secure travel insurance. Check to see if there are Covid Restrictions. In the event there are any travel restrictions are implemented we will determine how to proceed accordingly.

Trip cancellation insurance is always required whenever making travel plans.

You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options.

I have read this and agree to all the terms. By placing my deposit I honor I have agreed to all these terms.

If you do not sign the additional liability release form, there are no exceptions and you will not be able to attend the retreat.

Testimonials from previous retreat participants...

I really enjoyed the Stream of Consciousness Writers retreat in Sedona, February 2022.

I loved that Gloria Coppola had authors talk about a different aspect of the writing process. Most memorable were be your authentic self and describing your characters. I liked the exercise of describing a piece of food we ate too. Never thought about how to describe a chocolate covered strawberry before. That was fun. 


She is all about guiding the light to shine through people so they can live the best version of themselves.

I went, not as a book author, but as it may help me grow as a person and use writing skills I learned in my business. So, if you do not identify yourself as an author, I would still recommend you attend if her retreat calls to your heart. Even if it is one presenter you identify with. You will receive what you need from her retreat.

~ Traci Hardin



Gloria Coppola and her team of authors were amazing and had so much to offer in their presentations and guidance. This was a writing conference but so much more for me. It was about being and not doing. I was immersed in the beauty around me and the company of like-minded souls. 

This was a journey of self-discovery.

Yes, I was forced out of my comfort zone but something beautiful emerged. Some of us stayed up late, weary-eyed during deep conversation at a fire pit and I remember thinking "you can't get this moment back."

Thank you for this experience! My wish for everyone in 2022 is abundance, joy and aliveness and I certainly achieved this in your presence and going forward.

~Lou Ann Chesire

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"Traveling with Gloria is always an inspiring and magnificent journey.
She is a truly gifted retreat leader.

Her passion for travel and for
guiding and coaching people shine through like a brilliant sun in all that she does.  Gloria's retreats are deep
healing for body, mind and soul, inspiring creativity, igniting passion and awakening purpose
in those who attend. I have traveled
with Gloria many times now, and each time is better than the last." ~CLT

"I have owned and operated a retreat center on the Sunshine Coast of BC for over a decade. I have rarely come across a facilitator so powerfully graceful, inviting everyone's mastery to come out and be seen and celebrated.  Gloria has a special way of embodying the compassion, kindness, strength and respect in whatever she shares. You have just discovered the pot of gold!"

J. Field

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