Writing your story is not just crafting a great read; it’s about creating a following.
And beyond that, a movement.
We begin with a scenic journey into the quiet heights of the majestic Wasatch mountain range to a recreation paradise, Bear Lake. Your journey culminates at a sumptuous log cabin equipped with every modern comfort. Our retreat cabin is easy to access and has stunning views of the Lake below.
For three and a half intensive days you will listen to your soul and write your story. You will learn from others and from Bridget, who will guide and support you in crafting a book that inspires others in the most profound and life-changing ways.
"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!)”
This retreat is all-inclusive with three and a half days and three nights lodging and nine delicious meals, Thursday lunch through Sunday breakfast.
EXECUTIVE ONE-ON-ONE: As part of your retreat, each writer receives (1) one-on-one intensive with Bridget. (A $500 Value)
Bonus #1: Bridget's WriteJUICY! Program
A left-brain, right-brain class to help you access your master-brain in writing and outlining your bestselling book! Includes THREE video workshops and an interactive Workbook that's downloadable and printable. A $397 Program, yours for FREE.
Designed to help you get past the stumbling blocks that most beginning and even advanced writers struggle with, this program helps you not only rethink your book but rewire your brain for success. With a vital, expandable template, powerful examples, and a step-by-step system, you can create the vital backbone of your book.
Bonus #2: A hardbound copy of "The Witness Wore Red"
Plus: Get a chance to win a free VIP lunch with
Bridget, as well as other juicy prizes!
“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
About Your Mentor:
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!
What do you take away from The Inspired Writer's Retreat?
Express your signature story in the most powerful way.
Awaken natural writing and communication abilities you never even knew you had.
Break through the blocks that keep most writers stuck.
Write real and raw about your experiences without throwing others under the bus.
Overcome the terror of what other people think of you and your story.
Make your readers fall in love with you and deeply understand your journey.
Understand the ins-and-outs of the publishing industry.
Understand when a book proposal is required, and discover how to query and procure a literary agent.
Know why your platform and visibility impact your success.
Shorten your learning curve to get results much more quickly.
Open amazing doors for you and your career through connections and opportunities.
Monetize with confidence and credibility.
Gain the confidence to finally get your mighty message out into the world and change lives for the better!
“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 attend your retreat? No experience necessary, and all are welcome to attend: 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 do I submit to you before the retreat for our one-on-one? If you have them, by submitting a 1-2 page outline of the book plus four pages of your best writing, you give me great tools to know how to best assist you! If you don’t have one or either, I meet you exactly where you’re at and by the time we’re done, you will have all of this and MORE.
What if I only have an idea and not a full book outline yet?Perfect! We work on that here – 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 came 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 before I leave?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.
How many attendees will be there?A maximum of 20 attendees, since we cater so much to your needs as a writer. We have one special dinner with a keynote where previous attendees are allowed to come and meet and mingle. It’s a wonderful experience.
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.
Where do your writers come from?All over the world. We’ve had people from all across the U.S. attend, and every retreat we’re getting more and more folks from outside the U.S. and Canada!
What transportation options do you recommend to get me from the airport to the cabin?You may rent a vehicle for your private use or you may arrange for a ride through the Uber app. For those who are coming from warmer climates, you may feel more comfortable renting a vehicle with 4-wheel-drive for driving in our beautiful Utah canyons, but it is not requisite.
I’m arriving before Thursday, where should I stay?There are many hotels near the airport or in Salt Lake City that can accommodate you. Please read reviews and make a reservation at one that suits your needs best. National chains will offer more reliable services and comforts.
Do you have disabled access? Yes, although for a limited number of participants. If we have a larger group of what I called differently-abled folks, we will pick a special cabin in which to work. All of our cabins come equipped to work with at least one or two differently-abled clients.
What should I bring with me?You will be sent a specific list of items to submit and bring. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, from layered clothing for cool nights and warm days, to writing tools. Follow the list and you’ll be fine.
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 come! We will all love to be inspired by you, as well as inspire you to create your best.
What’s included in this retreat?
One-on-One time with me
Delicious, catered food for all of your meals – and you don’t have to do dishes, either!
Cozy, shared lodging for the entire weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
100 page intensive writers manual
Goodie bag with lots of surprises and treats, including a signed hardcopy of The Witness Wore Red
Dynamic, keynote speaker event, including networking with other writers, authors, speakers, filmmakers etc.
Intensive, experiential learning
Life-long friendships, as long as you are willing to give and receive
What’s your refund policy?The Inspired Writers Retreat is non-refundable, based upon the huge amount of work and investment we make in you. However, with advance notice of four weeks or more, you can transfer your full amount to any retreat in the next 12 months. For last minute emergency cancellations, a $500 administration and housing fee will be assessed for the next retreat.