I'm Gloria Coppola, your host
and story guide
Welcome to a virtual writing retreat with
a Hawaiian Theme
Do you have difficulty expressing yourself?
Take a journey with me in Hawaii and experience how to express the senses and develop your writing skills.
Feel more confident in
using new adjectives.
Learn about the Hawaiian culture too!
Aloha ~ Grab your ticket!
Have you ever wanted to go toHawaii?!
Do you like to write about your travel adventures?
Would you like to experience paradise?
I've got a FREE ticket for you
Would you like to learn how to engage your senses in your writing?
Best-selling authors say you should use the senses so the reader feels and connects with your story.
Let's use our imagination!
April 23rd - 25th, 2021
Dream! Write! Publish!
11am- noon EST
Meet fellow writers on Kauai via zoom
Using our imagination we will describe scents of flowers and fruits
Creative writing outlet exercises and writing prompts will be provided by Gloria.
You can start by creating a simple poem
Learn how to use adjectives that heighten the senses
Share your writing with each other
Learn some Hawaiian culture
11am to noon EST
Imagine you are at a luau
Experience the hula movements - yes get up a dance
Learn about their staple foods and let's describe how food touches our lips, tongues and smells
Imagine a cultural experience making poi with the elders
Write a few paragraphs about your experience
11am to noon EST
Tour the island of Kauai (virtually of course)
Learn about the sacred valley
Drive to Waimea Canyon
Learn about the sacred sites
Practice writing about each site using the senses, sight, feeling, etc.
Share your short story
Make your story come alive!
3 days of sharing the Aloha Spirit and
Some of the Ancient Culture
Have fun learning about some of their culture, including the meaning of A.L.O.H.A. and how words are important to them in all of life.
Travel with us to the Garden Island of Kauai. Where the flowers, fruits, and music will entice you into another world
Practice using more luscious and poetic words to write your story. Let the expression be felt by the reader.
What you will get - 3 (2) hour trainings via Zoom - the link will be emailed
Writing Prompts - Creative Ideas - Fun Pretending traveling
virtually to the Island of Kauai
Feedback on your writing
Create your own short story - Be confident in using your adjectives for expression that comes alive
Always a Prize at the end
That's me, Gloria! Sitting in the sacred space of a fascinating culture! Can you tell Hawaii changed my perception and opened a whole new world for me!
Yes this is me several years ago. While living on the island of Kauai, I spent 8 years learning about their culture and the healing arts.
This entire experience changed my perspective in life and led to publish a book called "Both ends of the rainbow"
I have been writing for more than 40 years. Actually, if I am honest I had notebooks at the age of 10 with art and poetry. I was the literary editor for the H.S. magazine and I took many classes in journalism and creative writing. I even won scholarship and awards for writing. However, no one encouraged me to pursue it as a career.
When the opportunity came to share a short story in a magazine many years ago, I was thrilled. Until, the dreaded moment the editor got hold of my 'wonderful' story. Soon, I would learn there was so much more to creating an engaging and compelling story.
Fast forward, I was a featured writer in several magazines for decades, a #1 best selling author, and now publisher. I'm here to help you create and develop your story.
Let's have fun! Hawaii truly does open your senses and your writing will become luscious. Words will express in a new way with deeper meaning.
Aloha - See you on Zoom soon!
OH WAIT - one more thing!