Kelly Notaras: The Book You Were Born to Write at 1440 Multiversity

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Kelly Notaras

The Book You Were Born to Write

A Workshop for Aspiring Transformational Authors

January 6 - 11, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Is there a book in you just waiting to come into being? Inspiring wisdom ready to be written, bound, and published? Make your book dreams real in this 5-day workshop with longtime book editor and celebrated writing coach Kelly Notaras.

Kelly will explain everything you need to know about breaking into the transformational nonfiction market, while providing plenty of time to go deep and write.

Over this supportive, informative, and inspiring program, you will:

  • Write every day—planting the seed of the habit you’ll need to finish your project
  • Hone your “hook” (your book’s North Star) so it’s both saleable and magnetic
  • Learn your publishing options and decide whether to start with a proposal or a full-length manuscript
  • Get a hefty dose of inspiration from a writing and editing pro.

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve already got a draft underway, this workshop is the right next step toward making your book dream a reality.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Kelly Notaras

    Writer, editor, and steward of life-changing books

    A 15-year publishing veteran, Kelly Notaras has helped write, edit, and market some of the world’s best transformational nonfiction books. In 2013 she opened kn literary arts, an editorial studio with one mission: to bring life-changing books into the world—and make sure they’re excellent once they’re here.

    A former editor for HarperCollins, Penguin USA, Hyperion Books, and the multimedia spirituality publishing company, Sounds True, Kelly has overseen an impressive list of spiritual luminaries including Adyashanti, Reggie Ray, Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chödrön, Caroline Myss, and many more.

    Through kn literary arts alone, Kelly has had the honor of editing a wide variety of personal growth books including New York Times best sellers The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer. She has also edited all three of Nancy Levin’s popular books: Jump…and Your Life Will Appear, Worthy, and The New Relationship Blueprint. The kn literary arts’ client list also includes Drew Canole, Sara Gottfried, Carrie Green, Matt Kahn, Danette May, Michael Morelli, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Kate Northrup, and many others.

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  • Why Attend
    • Your book is your gift to the world. Receive support from an expert who has edited books for HarperCollins, Penguin USA, Hyperion Books, Sounds True, and Hay House, and get your transformational nonfiction book out there.

    • We all bump up against writer’s block. If you’ve been stuck in a writing rut, now’s the time to overcome it.

    • Whether a bud of an idea, or a collection of already written pages, learn how to bring your book straight across the finish line!

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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