How many people have told you, “wow! You ought to write a book!" and you know they're right?
Have you been through hell and back, and have wisdom to show for it? (And maybe a few gray hairs tucked in there, somewhere?)
Have you thought, "In order to leap forward in my life and career, I've GOT to get this book out of my head, and onto the page... I just don't know where to start"?
Have you been writing and writing for years, but never been able to complete a book that can touch your readers the way you know they deserve?
You finally crafted a message you’re proud of. Your story is now in the world, impacting lives, making people smile, forgive, and love with power and hope.
“Writer’s block” is no longer found in your dictionary or thesaurus! Words just flow out of your finger tips onto the page.
You write drool-worthy stories that have your reader staying up until 3 am to read “just one more page.”
Your followers "blow-up" Amazon’s pre-sell button because they can’t wait to get their hands on your book!
After guiding hundreds of authors through this program, Bridget has curated and cultivated her BEST content from the Live Inspired Writer's Retreat to give you an extraordinary and creative retreat experience.
Bridget has spent a lot of time making sure this is the greatest, most comprehensive value available online.
Writing your story is not just crafting a great read; it’s about creating
a following. And beyond that, a movement.
Any writer's retreat can teach you mechanics and strategy. But this is a complete transformational journey.
Bring what is in your heart and gut, honoring the story that’s already there.
You will be guided through each step of the process:
writing, polishing, pitching, publishing, launching, and promoting your book.
"No matter your story, we help you create a dramatic hook in the beginning, an unforgettable ending, and we help you work out the mess in the middle so your reader really understands YOU."
Most people want to write a book focused on one of the following:
Entertainment | Education | Transformation
Bridget's Your Inspired Story Method™ focuses on all three, with a major emphasis on the last.
Her vision is to not just create great stories. She knows the power of leadership through story-telling. It is taught best when people are clear on their own stories, and can share the power of their transformation to others.
"We tell the important stories so that people will follow our lead because they're inspired by our life and our purpose."
About Your Guide:
M. Bridget Cook-Burch is a New York Times Best-Selling author, transformational trainer, and passionate humanitarian. She can help you move past the blocks in your story, embrace your visibility, raise your status in your field, and will walk beside you so that you know you’re not alone.
Best known for her riveting tales of transformation, Bridget's powerful work has been showcased on Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dateline, The History Channel, NPR and in People, as well as translated to several languages. Her greatest passion is helping others to discover the importance of their own story, and using their stories to change the world.
Bridget’s New York Times Bestseller The Witness Wore Red tells the astonishing life story of Rebecca Musser, whose testimony brought down the insidious organized crime ring of the FLDS church. Bridget also wrote national bestselling Shattered Silence, the Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter with Melissa G. Moore, and Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope with former neo-Nazi TJ Leyden.
Her personal stories have been showcased in Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life; and also Living Proof with Lisa Nichols from The Secret. She is working on a kick-butt fiction trilogy in her spare time.
Bridget has owned and operated several businesses, including a multi-million-dollar trucking company. As the CEO of Inspired Legacy, LLC, she’s teaching and training leaders, speakers and authors full time, using many of the lessons she’s learned in business, women’s leadership, writing and publishing. She puts on Inspired Writers Retreats in Utah and in exotic places like India and Italy. She can’t wait to hear more about your stories!
"I was blown away by the amount of content and knowledge and creative insights this woman has. It was three days of amazing connection, clarity, and writing in a cabin... [The Retreat] is for anyone that has ever wanted to write or just feels called to share a message... I had never considered myself a writer, but I took a chance and went to the retreat. And I'm so grateful that I did! ...I can tell you that some of the things you'll get to experience at her retreat I have never seen or heard about at other events. (And I've done a lot of them!)”
~ Hayley Anderson
People can spend money on a conference where they are momentarily affected, but have no new abilities.
Bridget's retreats over-deliver and are focused on transformation, for both the writer and the reader.
“Have you always wanted to be a writer, but never knew where to start? Well, I found the starting place for you! Last year, I went to an AMAZING writer's retreat hosted by Bridget. I met incredible authors, mapped out the ideas for my novels, created breakthroughs, unforgettable memories, and friendships with like-minded thinkers.
If you've seriously been thinking about writing, this is where you need to be!”
~ Elysia Butler
What do you get from the Inspired Writer @home?
“Stories transform people, move people, inspire people, and sometimes save people.
If there is a story inside of you that can do that for someone, I really would encourage you to talk to Bridget about her retreat.
It just might change everything. It did for me.”
~ Heidi Totten
What experience do I need to have to get the most from your @home Retreat?
No experience necessary, and all are welcome to participate: aspiring, published, or hobbyist. We cater to beginners through advanced writers. Our course concentrates on becoming published authors and launching your career in a remarkable way. However, hobbyists will receive so much value for their journey—and will be so greatly informed if you ever decide to take your hobby into the pro realm! Anyone can write, and we help you take what skills you have and awaken the writer within.
What if I only have an idea and not a full book outline yet?
Perfect! We work on that too – your beginning, your ending, and sorting out all of the mess in the middle.
What if I am almost through with my manuscript?
Perfect! We have had authors who were so grateful they participated before they published. Their feedback has been that their books have become deeper, more juicy, and much more powerful than they would have been—PLUS they learned how specifically they wanted to publish and how to get there.
Will I be done with my book by the time I complete the material?
Unless you’re almost done already, the answer is no. It takes much more than one weekend to write and finish a book. However, we DO take years off of your learning curve on writing, pitching, publishing, marketing, and launching your beautiful book! You will be so happy you learned everything you did.
What if I have no clue how I’m going to publish?
Perfect again! We stay up on all of the latest trends so you know exactly which directions you can go. You will have your own preference for that decision based on you, your book, your needs, your career, and your desires.
What’s so special about this retreat compared to others? First, this is an immersive experience. Anyone can tell you tools: we immerse you in them! Anyone can guide you, but we teach you to tap into the deepest, most powerful story you have and put THAT on the page. We deliberately create awesome value for your dollar. We’ve had many authors who have taken programs and retreats across the country, and we’re delighted to report that no one does what we do—and that’s why they keep coming back.
Do I have to go outside? Yes. And you will never be so happy you did in all of your writing life!
I understand your specialty is non-fiction. What if my book is fiction?
Ooh, good question. First, there is some really intensive work we do on you as a writer, regardless of the genre. Second of all, we have special modules for our imaginative fiction authors to enhance your storytelling capabilities, characterization, plot, etc. You are so welcome to participate!
What’s included in this retreat?
What’s your refund policy?
The Inspired Writer @home Retreat is non-refundable because of the digital nature of the retreat content. But we are 99.9% sure that you won't want to! After having hundreds of people attend our live events, many two and three times, we know this retreat is pretty special and gets results!