Retreat to Relax, Be Inspired, and Write

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Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022

You have a book inside of you.

You’ve been trying to write this book for two years (or more).
You might even have a first chapter that you’ve rewritten a thousand times.

You have an idea of what you want to say, you want to make a difference in the world, but time and resistance and overwhelm and insecurity and uncertainty are getting in the way.

You own a business or have a thriving career and life pulls you in a million different directions. You rationalize avoiding your book because you’re working with paying customers, yet you know that your book is the very thing that will bring you more paying customers.

You need a writing retreat.

You need to go away for a couple of days where you have no distractions and you have somebody to shepherd you on the process of first getting really clear on your book outline and starting you on the first step.

The first step is not writing your whole book in a weekend, the first step is writing your outline and your first two chapters. Once you have the outline you have the roadmap and you know exactly where to go. Once you’ve written the first two chapters you have found your voice and the flavor of the story.

Now you have me, Tammy Plunkett, the incessant writing coach to hold you accountable.

In your everyday life, you don't let others down, you do the work.
Are you ready? Are you ready to come write with me?
Let’s get this done.
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Your investment includes a private consultation with Tammy Plunkett before the weekend, a wine reception on Friday, daily workshops, co-writing and debriefs. Meals, spa treatments, and accommodations are not included.  
Your Investment is $997 +GST 

Bonus #1 30-minute group Q&A session with Jennifer Chevais from The Rights Factory Literary Agency

Bonus #2 30-minute group Q&A session with publicist Selly Principio from PrincipioPR 



Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and away from high tourist traffic, you will be surrounded by the beautiful inspiration of nature.

The amenities offered

  • Luxurious rooms
  • Trails outside your door
  • Sauna, Gym, Pool, and Nordik Spa


Get into the flow of uninterrupted creativity on the writing project of your choice while enjoying access to Tammy Plunkett's expertise during daily workshops and gatherings.

Workshop Topics

  • Story Structure
  • Starting and Finishing a Book
  • Getting Published



Make this a whole weekend all about you and self-care. Allowing yourself the space and time to write is absolutely good for your health and wellbeing.

You Come First

  • Self-Care Swag Bag
  • Indulgent Spa Amenities
  • Healing Mountain Air
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How the Weekend Will Unfold

You will be welcomed on Friday evening with a wine reception where we will get familiarized with the environment and each other.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, we meet in Tammy's suite as I kick off the day with a workshop. You are then off to write in your room, in my suite, or outside and in and around the property.

We meet back again after lunch for a Q & A. In the afternoons, you are free to write, book a spa treatment and play in the mountains for the afternoon.  We come together again after dinner to debrief on our day with new friends.

We end the weekend on Sunday evening with a closing ceremony.

Writing and Relaxing

Lead by Tammy Plunkett

Tammy Plunkett is the founder and director of Big Sky Author Services, a certified professional coach and a published author in mainstream media, fiction, and non-fiction, both self-published and traditionally published. She masterfully helps mission-driven entrepreneurs and professionals expand their reach by writing a bestselling book. Tammy leads a team of editors and publishing strategists who are authors themselves with over two decades of industry experience.

Endorsed by

    • Kiersten Mohr

      I am grateful for the person Tammy is, the talent she brings to the world and the timing that this Writing Retreat came into my life. I have found my few days with her, and the other astonishing women who have shared the space with me, to be motivating, inspiring and dramatically reinforce my belief that all of us have a story to tell. My favourite quote Tammy shared was "if your book has the potential to impact only a single person, then you need to write it." So, I say tell your story! If you feel lost, unsure of where to start, or lacking the spark I highly recommend checking out Big Sky Author Services and get your name in for the next Writing Retreat!

    • Carol Zahn

      Having just completed a 3-day Writer’s Retreat with Tammy Plunkett, I would unreservedly recommend it! I was hesitant at first about signing up, naively thinking that since I had read a great many books, I could just write on my own, no assistance needed until the editing stage. What an awakening I had as to how little I knew about the “how” of actually writing! I now feel that I have a plan, one which includes accountability for my progress. The credit for the plan goes to Tammy and Big Sky Author Services. Her workshops immediately honed in on the process without being overwhelming. The one-on-one time with Tammy was invaluable; the venue was perfect, with stunning scenery being the only “distraction”, and a welcome one when a break was required; the food was amazing; and the attendees were smart, sassy, and great to hang out with. It was a wonderful event and worth every penny. I highly recommend this retreat for any aspiring writer, whether you’re in the middle of your writing or just about to begin.

    • Elizabeth Bennett

      The Writer's Retreat was one of the most amazing weekends that I have ever spent focusing entirely on my writing. Tammy provided exceptional resources and teachings on a variety of types of writing each of us had expressed interest in completing. The one on one coaching provided me with an opportunity to create a detailed outline and really get started on my topic areas. I was so pleased for the support and encouragement. She also chose an exceptional location which I found helped me to immerse myself into the positive energy and sensational scenic environment while focusing on my writing. I would highly recommend attending one of Tammy’s Writing Retreats, as it will launch you in to an exciting writing experience. It’s really worth it!

    • Tanya Fox

      I attended the Writers Retreat in May of 2021. As it was my first retreat of this type I didn't really know what to expect. What I came away with was more than half of my book written and great information on how to finish the remainder. Tammy provided amazing information and insights not only on tips to stay focused, writing cues, publishing, and advertising ideas but more than that the atmosphere that she provided was so inspirational and motivational. I cannot wait for the next retreat and the next book! I am a fan for life! If you have ever thought about wanting to write a book these retreat's will help you find the voice and accomplish that goal!

    Daily Inspiration and Workshops

    Enjoy the guidance from Tammy Plunkett, a seasoned professional writer, on topics such as outlining your content, enhancing your story structure, and using the retreat's momentum to continue your writing habit. Designed for the experienced writer and someone just learning the craft, there will also be plenty of time to address questions about your specific project.


    One of the best ways to keep writer's block at bay is to have a detailed outline that also allows for creativity. Tammy will share her ninja planning process.

    • Brainstorming Ideas
    • Tie it All Together
    • Create Your Outline


    Story structure is all around us in books, songs, and even TV Commercials. Our savvy readers expect a certain depth and flow to the stories we share. 

    • Writing a Good Story
    • Writing a Good Book
    • How & Where to Start


    Good intentions and lifelong dreams can still not be enough when life gets in the way. This great headstart can be maintained once you get home with Tammy's help.

    • Finding the Time
    • Maintaining the Habit
    • Accountability that Works

    Your investment includes a private consultation with Tammy before the weekend, a wine reception on Friday, daily workshops, co-writing and debriefs. Meals, spa treatments, and accommodations are not included.  
    Your Investment is $997 +GST 

    Bonus #1 30-minute group Q&A session with Jennifer Chevais from The Rights Factory Literary Agency

    Bonus #2 30-minute group Q&A session with publicist Selly Principio from PrincipioPR 

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    You Deserve to Indulge

    If writing a book is your calling it will never leave you. You can stay busy with life, a day job, family, but the desire to write will return. Always. When you least expect it. Give yourself permission to indulge in your passion for writing and your dream of leaving a legacy behind in the form of a book. Escape to the Mountains to write with Tammy Plunkett. Secure your spot today.