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 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: A Wealth of Information

I attended the November 2014 Tropical Writers’ Workshop on inspirational Koh Phangan. I had no writing, blogging or social media experience prior to attending and were very unsure as to whether the scope of the workshop would be beyond me. I worried whether I would be seen as a bit of a joke by the others attending. The cost was another concern, as it may not justify the outcome; I wondered whether I would actually complete the workshop with tangible skills that I could use to establish an online business?

Leann McKeown

Australia

2017-11-26T13:40:53+00:00

Leann McKeown

Australia

I attended the November 2014 Tropical Writers’ Workshop on inspirational Koh Phangan. I had no writing, blogging or social media experience prior to attending and were very unsure as to whether the scope of the workshop would be beyond me. I worried whether I would be seen as a bit of a joke by the others attending. The cost was another concern, as it may not justify the outcome; I wondered whether I would actually complete the workshop with tangible skills that I could use to establish an online business? (more…)

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: Releasing My Block and Starting Over Again

Biggest takeaway? Releasing my block and starting over again. The starting over is huge, the ongoing commitment. This whole thing was transformative for me. The people, the place, all just stellar. Most valuable was to have the experience to share with others. Sharing the writing time, the energy, the breakthroughs was so great and so inspirational. I loved this, I loved the people! I loved the energy.

 

Colleen M.

Canada

2017-12-03T03:16:13+00:00

Colleen M.

Canada

Biggest takeaway? Releasing my block and starting over again. The starting over is huge, the ongoing commitment. This whole thing was transformative for me. The people, the place, all just stellar. Most valuable was to have the experience to share with others. Sharing the writing time, the energy, the breakthroughs was so great and so inspirational. I loved this, I loved the people! I loved the energy.  

Testimonials from Brian’s Write Your Story in Paradise Workshop: An Amazing Experience

This was an amazing experience for me. I really needed to take a time out from my daily grind to sleep, play and experience something new. I'm a big fan of trying all kind of healing modalities and it's been some time where I've turned inwards with pen on paper. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!

 

Jennifer M.

USA

2017-12-03T03:10:09+00:00

Jennifer M.

USA

This was an amazing experience for me. I really needed to take a time out from my daily grind to sleep, play and experience something new. I'm a big fan of trying all kind of healing modalities and it's been some time where I've turned inwards with pen on paper. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!