Workshops & Retreats

One-Day Workshops and Weekend Retreats

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Coming events

Considering Character Boot Camp

Join Deb for this 5-Day intensive online workshop that will help you create characters from which you story will flow. Techniques learned will work with fiction or memoir. This online workshop starts September 11. Must have email and access to a computer.

Cost is $75.00. If this is your first Write by the Ocean purchase, get a 20% discount by choosing the FIRST TIMER option at check out.


"Deborah has been of unmeasurable help in the honing of the writing skills so necessary to me. Her ability to step into 'whatever world' required to assist in one's writing is amazing. I have nothing but high praise for her as both a professional and an individual." Dr. W.E. Baker

Current deals

We always offer a discount  for early bird registration for workshops and retreats, and 20% off your first order on other services! Be sure to mention this when you order!


Check here for dates of future retreats and one-day workshops


  • How do I pay? We use invoicing or accept checks via mail.
  • Where will the workshops and retreats be held? Our venues vary. We can even come to you!
  • Can I come alone, or do I need to be part of a scheduled group? We can set something up for you if you want to come alone or with a small group. Dates would be subject to availability. Please contact us for a quote.
  • What topics are covered at the workshops and retreats? Usually we talk about inspiration, motivation, writing craft, and provide plenty of time to write. You will also receive one-on-one coaching with Deb.