Wild Writing in the World

A Six-Month Group Coaching Program for Writers Who Want to Stay Wild!

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Retreats are amazing microcosms of creativity!
But what happens after you drive away? Don't lose your...


Writing is easier when you have workshops to attend and people to write with! You get a lot done! 


Ideas spark when you’re given guided exercises, assignments, and get feedback on them too! 


Conversations about writing, creativity, your work, and the work of others are rich and rewarding! 


Getting answers to questions from writers experienced in publishing, agents, revision, etc., is invaluable!

I am so very grateful to you for your editing suggestions and your ongoing encouragement. I didn’t have the confidence to send writing off for publication last year, but your help this year built my confidence, strengthened my writing, and gave me courage to begin submitting my pieces - and now one is being published in an anthology! Thank you for these gifts!
Tabitha Nordby
author of "Swathed in Thick Blankets" in The Pandemic Midlife Crisis (HerStories Project Press, 2021)

What You Get!

Wild Writing at Home

A six-month group coaching program to help you get out of your own way so you can lean in to your wildest work.


Sign up at the retreat (by midnight on Mon, April 20) to get a FREE developmental edit and 40-min manuscript consultation on 8 pages of your work! A $140 value!!!

Monthly Workshops

to help you unleash your wild writing, conquer creative barriers, and cultivate a deep connection to your authentic voice. Through writing exercises, guided exploration and practical techniques, discover how to deal with self-doubt, embrace imperfection, and sustain your writing practice with resilience and creativity.

Bi-Weekly Assignments

designed to help you foster a deeper connection with your writing, overcome obstacles, tap into your creative flow, enhance your writing abilities, cultivate self-trust, and much more. You will be encouraged to approach these activities with a mindset of curiosity, self-kindness, and belief in your own intuition.


that can be accessed through familiar tech including ZOOM, an email group and a private Facebook group. Share reflections and resources, discuss challenges, celebrate successes, post your homework, and receive feedback and generous support.

Pro Tips!

Need to get unstuck? Wondering what you should do next with your manuscript? Curious as to how to get an agent, or where to send your poems? You have open, unlimited access to me through email, in the Facebook group, or by booking a 20-minute video or phone call.

Lauren is a wonderful coach! She was always thoughtful, supportive, and ready with just the right readings and resources. These days, the fact that I've committed to keeping my writing time [when faced with childcare challenges] says a lot about how far I've come in the two months I've been with her! I really *feel* like a writer who is actively engaged in her practice.
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Tara Borin
author of The Pit (Nightwood Editions, 2021)

What would you invest to stay deeply and intentionally connected to your writing for the next six months?

What writer will you be by the end of this course?

Ready to Stay Wild, Writer?

Enrol now with a one-time payment of $595. 

Sign up at the retreat (by midnight on Monday, April 22) to grab your special bonus: an 8-page developmental edit and 40-minute consultation (a $140 value!)

Along with: 

  •  6 three-hour workshops
  • 12 assignments to help you grow as a writer 
  • Up to 21 writers within a supportive and engaged writing community 
  • Unlimited video, phone, or email chats with me
  • Private Facebook/email group
I came to Lauren faltering, even with the finish line in sight. Her keen eye, light touch, and deeply compassionate nature allowed me just the right support to move through the stuck place and finish my draft...My manuscript and I are both better now, thanks to Lauren’s skillful coaching.
Jessica Waite
author of The Widow's Guide to Dead Bastards, Simon & Schuster, 2024)

Need More Info? Check out the FAQ!

*How many writers will be in the course?

There is no cap on this course but it is exclusively for those who attended Wild Writing in the Boreal so the final enrolment number could be anywhere from four people to 21.

When do we start?

We begin on May 1st, with our first ZOOM workshop scheduled for Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. Winnipeg time. During the week before we begin, you will receive a syllabus and schedule with all the upcoming meeting times and dates.

What if I can't make a workshop?

The 'teaching' content of the workshops will be recorded and shared with you if you can't make it. The first and last half hours are designed for check-ins, conversation, and Q-and-A which won't be recorded.

*How many calls can I book with you?

As many as you like! I mean, if I'm talking to you as we both fall asleep that might be too many but we'll cross that bridge when we get there!

I'm not sure. Can I find out more from you?

Sure can! You can book a call with me to get all of your questions answered--or ask me anything at the retreat! Just remember that the bonus is only available if you sign up during the retreat and registration closes April 29. Schedule a call at calendly.com/laurencarter/connectioncall

Tell me more about the assignments?

The biweekly assignments are reflections, challenges, and writing exercises. You will receive these every other week. They are always optional; if you're busy working on your novel, stay with that energy. Just let us know where you're at through email or Facebook!

What's your cancellation policy?

Payment for this program is non-refundable so please be sure you can commit to it before you make payment.

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