The Art of Novel Writing

Unlocking the Story Within You

Katy Lee

July 24 - 28, 2022

Name of Event: 

“The ARt of Novel Writing: Unlocking the Story Within You"

Medium: Writing

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

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IG: KatyLeeAuthor

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $895 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,250* + 11% Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop Tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.

You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

To Learn more about your options ....


Do you have a story inside of you waiting to come out?


Maybe you have a character formed in your mind, or the premise of an intriguing tale, but you're not sure how to put it down on paper and turn it into a full book. Or maybe you want to write a book, but you don't know where to start.

You’ve come to the right place!

All stories have a beginning, middle and end, and all stories follow a pattern. Together, with Katy Lee, you will brainstorm your idea, create dynamic characters that are larger than life, and learn the key components that go into a fully completed novel or screenplay. As a bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 novels, Katy is excited to share her step-by-step writing process to future storytellers in this insightful and interactive experience.

Growing up as an avid reader led Katy to start writing her own stories in 2009, selling her first novel in 2011. Since then, she has sold more than 20 books to the writing industry's top publishing houses. Your time with Katy will put you on the path to your own writing success, whether for your own personal goals or for the market.


What are past students saying?

"I learned more from my training with Katy than I have in any other course or book! Full of industry knowledge, craft expertise, and thoughtful insight, Katy equipped me to put her experience to practice in my own work. Fun and approachable, Katy's methods leave you inspired, educated and equipped to write!" ~Becca


“If you’ve ever been interested in writing professionally, this course is for you. If you’ve ever been interested in how a story is set up and developed, this course is for you. If you ever wanted to truly understand that your life experiences are closely connected to your writing, this course is for you. Katy walks you through the steps of developing an idea into a plausible book. Her style is warm, comfortable and professional. She is encouraging and knowledgeable. This course changed my life! Katy will kick-start your meandering thoughts and get them organized and outlined for the proven method how to write a successful book. Don’t miss the chance to take this course!” ~Becky

“Katy provides you with both sound personalized feedback on characters, plot, and scenes for your story, and also the structure and process for how best to assemble and write it. I had a better grasp of how all the pieces of a story are drafted within the construction of writing a novel, and the best ways to connect them. Highly valuable information at a low cost. Don't think too hard on this one. She is great.” ~Shane


Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$450 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Remaining balance is due 30 days before your retreat start date

Pay in Full at time of registration and save $100

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.