Welcome to The Right Place to Write

6-Day Virtual Writers’ retreat!

We invite you to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind virtual event! The Right Place to Write offers much more than a writing platform to develop your skills. It is a supportive program aimed to create a sense of community, teach you best practices for writing, editing, branding, and book marketing – while empowering you to create your best work.

A Publishing Powerhouse:

Dawn James (Director, Publish and Promote) and Tenita Johnson (CEO, So It Is Written) have combined  35 years’ experience in writing, publishing, and strategic marketing. They have joined forces to bring you a high- value program at an affordable price.

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Workshop 1: The Book Blueprint: Writing, Outlines and Developing Chapters

You may have heard, “Without a plan,  you plan to fail!” The same is true when you are endeavoring to write a bestselling book! In this workshop, we will walk step-by-step on the map, which is the outline, for your specific project. You will walk away with a detailed-oriented directional document that will help you soar during the retreat and beyond!

Workshop 2: Grammatically Incorrect: When Commas Save Your Sentences & Your Reputation

In this workshop, you will learn self-editing tips that will save you both time and money in the editorial process. In addition, we will discuss how to avoid the pitfalls of working with an editor and the various types of editing. Contrary to popular belief, all editors (or forms of editing) are not created equal.

Workshop 3: What is your Brand Identity and Key Message

How will readers get to know, like and trust you if you don’t have a consistent brand or key message? In this hands-on interactive workshop, you will create your brand identity, and get clear on your key message so you can attract and connect to your BEST audience.

Workshop 4: Marketing Strategies, Tactics and Tips to Sell Your Book

Did you know the #1 job of an author is to connect to their BEST audience? When you do this very well, the book sales will follow. How do you reach them? In this informative workshop, we will cover pre-launch and post-launch marketing activities, how to leverage your book online to get more attention with readers, and in-person marketing strategies to meet and sell to your BEST audience.


  • 4 live virtual workshops
  • Individual consultation with a writing coach/editor, and publishing strategist
  • Guidance for your book outline
  • Feedback on your written work 
  • A Publishing Resource eGuide
  • Accountability partners
  • 30 – day group follow up

To ensure you get maximum personal attention we have limited this retreat to 12 participants.

Our February 2020 retreat SOLD OUT in record time! You don’t want to miss this!

Next retreat date: Aug 17-22, 2020- Live Virtual Retreat.

Your Investment: $799 USD*
A non-refundable deposit of $199 USD due upon application acceptance; $600 USD balance due by July 16.

*includes workshops, individual consultations, and handout materials

This event is organized and hosted by Publish and Promote, in collaboration with So It Is Written LLC.


Q: What happens after I apply for this event?

A: Dawn or Tenita will contact you by phone to discuss your goals and review your application. Once you are approved, a PayPal invoice for the deposit of $199 USD will be sent to you. You will also receive a detailed agenda for the week and link to their respective calendars to schedule your one-on-one sessions.