TROPICAL WRITER'S TOOLKIT

 A transformative writing workshop

Extract more value from your writing

Dig deeper and fully develop your inner scribe

Get more engagement from your social media, blog posts and creative works

 

 

Writer's block

 

Do you feel blocked or limited in your creative life?

Or just want to deepen and expand your skill set?

Do you want to tell your story with confidence and passion?

Are you struggling to develop yourself as a writer?

Do you want to generate more income and value from your creative work?

Do you want to generate value as a travel writer but not sure where to start?

The Tropical Writer’s Toolkit is a unique, immersive five-day experience of writing classes, creative exercises and interactive workshops that will hone your writing skills and give you a broad range of vital new tools.

Give us five days in beautiful Koh Phangan, Thailand, and we will provide the stimulation, community, learning and environment for recharging your creative life.

 

Mermaid Villa

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

  • An integrated, inspiring writing experience.
  • Daily writing workshops with themes from Unlocking Your Best Work and Marketing Yourself as a Writer to How to Create Value as a Writer, with focused modules such as self-publishing, crowdfunding, interviewing, visioning and personal storytelling.
  • Learn from two industry pros with 20 years experience in content creation and marketing, publishing, travel writing and creative mentoring.
  • Morning poolside yoga and sunset visualisation sessions with a stunning oceanfront view to jumpstart the creative juices.*
  • Oh, and Koh Phangan's premiere Thai masseuse, veteran of 10 years at a five-star resort, will be on-site each evening to ensure you are relaxed and flowing*
  • Three daily nutritious and flavorful Thai meals cooked by our private chef.
  • Luxury accommodation in Mermaid Villa (for first five sign-ups) and Loyfa Natural Resort.
  • Luxurious oceanfront learning space for workshops.
  • A private pool for quick refreshment during break times or after sessions.
  • A Certificate of Completion.
  • An e-workbook with class notes and exercises to take home.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED so register today.

 

*Non-instruction experiences such as yoga may be subject to replacement based on number of registrants.

 

 

ABOUT US

Brian Gruber

 

Brian Gruber began his media career as the first marketing director of C-SPAN, where he hosted national call-in shows with politically prominent guests such as Cesar Chavez, Nancy Pelosi and John McCain. He founded FORA.tv, which brought the world’s leading public forums (Chautauqua, New York Public Library, Aspen Ideas Festival) to the web, conducting interviews with writers and public intellectuals such as Norman Mailer, Malcolm Gladwell, Christopher Hitchens and Robert MacNeil. He also founded ShowGo.tv, an automated platform livestreaming the world’s elite jazz clubs. He is the author of two books, Dauphin, Dorian & Dead and WAR: The Afterparty, a Kickstarter-funded global tour of the scenes of the last half century of U.S. military interventions. Brian co-hosted a writing workshop at The Sanctuary in September and has led workshops on personal visioning and storytelling for individuals and groups for four years. He is currently working on a biography of jazz fusion great Billy Cobham. Visit his website at grubermedia.com.

Kaila Krayewski

Kaila Krayewski

 

Kaila Krayewski kick-started her writing career with a degree from the prestigious Carleton University Journalism School, before moving on to a Master’s degree in International Relations in the UK. Her feet already starting to itch, she ventured to Asia, where she began a career in content marketing. She swung from magazine editor to university marketing professor and many similar jobs in between until she finally started her content marketing company. Kaila’s company, Archipelago Communications, works with high-end brands like the Shangri-La Hotel Group, Momondo, Calvin Klein, Nine West, AIG, and more, helping them deliver the most engaging content to their fan bases both on and offline. She recently opened The Content Castle, a haven for writers on Koh Samui.

 

Gallery : Loyfa Natural Resort

Gallery – Mermaid Villa

Testimonials

See what people have to say about us

Testimonials from Kaila’s Tropical Writers’ Workshop: Best Fun Ever, Lifelong Friends

Best fun ever. I met awesome people who were more than happy to share their knowledge, party with me, and become my friends. And that was just the tutors! Lifelong friends were made on this course: my fellow writers turned out to be an inspiring and like-minded bunch of kindred souls. Can't recommend the course enough. In fact, can't I come to play again?

 

Mel Larcombe

UK

2017-11-26T13:28:17+00:00

 

Mel Larcombe

UK

Best fun ever. I met awesome people who were more than happy to share their knowledge, party with me, and become my friends. And that was just the tutors! Lifelong friends were made on this course: my fellow writers turned out to be an inspiring and like-minded bunch of kindred souls. Can't recommend the course enough. In fact, can't I come to play again?

Testimonials from Brian’s Write Your Story in Paradise Workshop: It Brought Back My Creative Flow

That there is always more to learn from other authors or attending writing courses despite running similar courses myself. That everyone else’s breakthrough moments were as exciting as mine. It brought back my creative flow and it got me back to my book which had stalled for a while. I feel excited again. Learned a lot about scene, narrative, etc., that I noticed. I practiced immediately in my 6am writing sessions without even meaning to.

Romi G.

Australia

2017-12-03T03:17:21+00:00

Romi G.

Australia

That there is always more to learn from other authors or attending writing courses despite running similar courses myself. That everyone else’s breakthrough moments were as exciting as mine. It brought back my creative flow and it got me back to my book which had stalled for a while. I feel excited again. Learned a lot about scene, narrative, etc., that I noticed. I practiced immediately in my 6am writing sessions without even meaning to.

Testimonials from Kaila’s Tropical Writers’ Workshop: My Writing Has Improved Greatly

Attending the Tropical Writers’ Workshop was one of the best decisions I ever made. My boyfriend, Macrae, and I started a travel and lifestyle blog and while in Bangkok we were told about the Tropical Writer’s Workshop on Koh Tao. We weren’t too sure if we wanted to uproot our travel plans and take on the added costs but we had been looking for a way to develop our skills and further our knowledge and decided that it would be an investment in furthering our goals.

Carolann Hughes

Canada

2017-11-26T13:27:57+00:00

Carolann Hughes

Canada

Attending the Tropical Writers’ Workshop was one of the best decisions I ever made. My boyfriend, Macrae, and I started a travel and lifestyle blog and while in Bangkok we were told about the Tropical Writer’s Workshop on Koh Tao. We weren’t too sure if we wanted to uproot our travel plans and take on the added costs but we had been looking for a way to develop our skills and further our knowledge and decided that it would be an investment in furthering our goals. (more…)

Testimonials from Brian’s Write Your Story in Paradise Workshop: So Useful For Me

Re-discovering that we usually have the answers to the questions we bring to retreats. But...it takes skillful mediation and an open group to give those answers room to emerge. The exercises we walked through, particularly the non-traditional mind mapping, were very helpful. But it was the intersection of the setting and the program that you all pulled together that made this so useful for me. Was the experience all you were promised? Absolutely. Thanks so much for an amazing experience!

 

Bill O.

USA

2017-12-03T03:11:50+00:00

Bill O.

USA

Re-discovering that we usually have the answers to the questions we bring to retreats. But...it takes skillful mediation and an open group to give those answers room to emerge. The exercises we walked through, particularly the non-traditional mind mapping, were very helpful. But it was the intersection of the setting and the program that you all pulled together that made this so useful for me. Was the experience all you were promised? Absolutely. Thanks so much for an amazing experience!  

Testimonials from Kaila’s Tropical Writers’ Workshop: The Right Impetus to Get My Book Completed

Even if you're not aiming to roam the world and finance it by your writing, you will pick up so much from this workshop, just as I did. I'm not a native English speaker so I definitely learned a lot and it provided the right impetus to get my book completed. More importantly though, I learned that no matter what your writing level is at, you will improve dramatically with daily practice through fun and interesting exercises.

Chris Fox

Belgium

2017-11-26T13:39:55+00:00

Chris Fox

Belgium

Even if you're not aiming to roam the world and finance it by your writing, you will pick up so much from this workshop, just as I did. I'm not a native English speaker so I definitely learned a lot and it provided the right impetus to get my book completed. More importantly though, I learned that no matter what your writing level is at, you will improve dramatically with daily practice through fun and interesting exercises. (more…)