Ego Break 11/22: A Unique Writers’ Retreat On North Carolina’s Hatteras Island

Everything Is OK on an Ego Break!

The mission of Ego Break Writers’ Retreats is to facilitate unique, all inclusive, destination retreats that show rather than tell writers how to thrive. It is our vision to creatively expand consciousness through experiential retreats for writers.

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NOVEMBER 10-15, 2022: Ego Break is an experiential, all inclusive, writers’ retreat for journal writers, novice writers, professional writers, and everyone in-between. Ego Break Writer’s Retreat will focus on flow, creativity, and character development. Rather than offering workshops that lecture about craft, Ego Break workshops are designed to show writers how to create. No matter your genre or where you are in your writing journey, the expanded and unique perspectives you’ll gain while on an Ego Break will open creative layers within your imagination. Ego Break promises to be an experience you’ll write about! We are looking forward to getting creative and writing with you! Check in between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on November 10, 2022. Check out by 11:00am on November 15, 2022 –Please scroll to the bottom of this page for room options.–



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Ego Break Writers’ Retreat

Ego Break Experiences

The Writing of Your Dreams
In this workshop, learn how dreams have shaped our history. Many creatives have been inspired by their dreams. You will be shown techniques for working with your dreams to get help with plot lines and characters. You’ll receive a notebook to write dream requests and record your dream’s replies.

1 Hour Private Reiki Session
Reiki works to clear disturbances in the body’s energy fields. The disturbances are experienced as different symptoms, such as conscious and unconscious beliefs that do not serve us. Your optional private Reiki session could help with imposter syndrome, fear of success, creativity, procrastination, or your session could be used to help with completing a goal.

Creative Channel
In this workshop, learn more about where creativity comes from and how to access that space. This is an informational and experiential workshop.

Mystery Dinner Party
What better way to experience characterization than stepping into character? If you would like to participate in Ego Break’s Mystery Dinner activity, you’ll receive your character’s information and clue cards in advance of the retreat. You’ll also have access to our mystery pre-game website. On the night of the mystery dinner, each participating guest will play out their character’s role until the mystery has been solved.

Beach Bonfire
Bring your beach blankets or beach chairs, and fill your glass of wine. We’ll sit around the beach bonfire and share wonderfully, unique conversations–you know, the kind of conversations only a group of writers have–as we gaze at the fire and stars.

Scrabble Tournament
We’ll play a couple rounds of Scrabble, and we won’t stop until we have an Ego Break Scrabble Wizard!

Round Table Critique
Read up to 2000 words of a project you would like to receive on the spot critiques from the whole group. Be prepared to humbly receive and give constructive criticism.

Creative Flow for Writers: How to Get into Flow More Often
Have you ever wondered why some days you are able to write effortlessly and others it’s a struggle? In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Flow and how it applies to your creative work. We will discuss flow triggers, flow blockers, and what happens in the brain and to your ego during flow. We’ll also discuss how to create more passion for your craft and how to prevent burnout along the way. There will be guided exercises and time for questions.

Ego Break
In this workshop, we’ll break down the ego, ego constructs, and ego programing. Once you experience an ego break, you’ll understand how character is created.

My Intent Craft
You’ll choose a word of inspiration and create a keychain, necklace, or bracelet for focus.

Writing Time / Free Time
Each day, there will be plenty of time to write! Get some words on the page. Work out your plot line as you walk along the beach. Or, if you seek inspiration, explore Hatteras Island and the surrounding area.

What’s Included and What’s Not Included with the Registration Fee.

Your Investment in This Experience Includes: Room for 5 nights/4 full days, all of the included meals will be prepared by our cook and served at the retreat house: five dinners, five breakfasts, four lunches, snacks, various wines, coffee, teas, water, soda, workshops, a private Reiki session, murder mystery dinner, towels, linens, washer/dryer, hot tub (bring suits!), fellowship, motivation, and inspiration… We will do our best to accommodate food preferences, ie…vegan/vegetarian, however, depending on the circumstances, we might not be able to accommodate gluten free diets. If you are gluten free and are interested in attending Ego Break, please contact to discuss options. If you have food sensitivities/aversions, please comment in the “notes to business” section during your registration process. ***There will be a Zoom session with Ego Break’s host and all retreat guests before the date of the retreat, so that we may introduce ourselves and ask/answer any last minute questions.

Not Included: Transportation to and from retreat house, Travel expenses, Travel Insurance, Personal Toiletries

How to get there: If you need to fly in, the nearest airports to Hatteras Island, North Carolina are Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN), New Bern, which is 86 miles away, and Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which is 122.1 miles away. Then you’ll need to rent a car and drive to the Island on N.C. Highway 12. The retreat house is located in Avon, North Carolina, which is on Hatteras Island. After your reservation is paid for in full, you will receive the exact address.

Ego Break’s Host & Presenters

Anna Fitzgerald: Ego Break’s Guest Presenter

This Ego Break’s resident flow science and creative coach will be Anna Fitzgerald. Anna is a Creative Flow Coach & Lifestyle Designer who has worked with several writers as a coach and as a former staff member of The Muse Writers Center. She holds a degree in art education and a master’s in radio/tv/film in media studies. Her specialty is adaptation of lifestyle using heart rate variability and creative purpose as a compass for living and creating without burnout. Her background is in a variety of arts fields such as arts nonprofit management, music industry, and research which bridges culture, art, and science into everyday lifestyle. While not everyone is an artist, she brings out your individual ability to become clear about goals and become unstoppable toward whatever you want to create in life. Anna coaches artists, musicians, dancers, photographers, writers, actors, designers, and entrepreneurs of all kinds. 

Karrie Loomis: Ego Break’s Facilitator, Host, & Presenter

Rooming Options:

Payment plans are available with an additional (initial, one time) $25 fee for guests who register by September 10, 2022. Cancellation Policy: 100% of all monies paid less a $75 processing fee are refunded for cancellations made within 60+ days before the retreat start date. 50% of all monies paid less a $75 processing fee are refunded for cancellations made 30-59 days before retreat start date. 0% will be refund for cancellations made within 0-29 days of retreat start date. However, 100% of all monies paid minus a $150 processing will be refunded in the event that Everything Is OK is able to rebook your canceled room before the retreat start date. **If Everything Is OK has to cancel the retreat for any reason you will receive a full refund of your reservation fees paid. However, you will not receive a refund for your travel expenses.** For people sharing a private queen room, 1st guest registers and comments in the “notes to business” section during registration with the name, phone number, and email of the 2nd guest for your room. We will send registration forms and payment options for the additional fee of $400 via email to the 2nd guest.

Bedroom 1
Third floor private master suite with a queen bed and attached private bathroom. The bathroom has a shower and jetted tub. This bedroom has a private door to the deck, a T.V. and a desk.

Bedroom 2
Second floor private queen room with a T.V., attached private full bathroom, and private door to the deck.

Bedroom 2
Bathroom 2

Bedroom 3
Second floor private queen room with a T.V., attached private full bathroom, and private door to a deck.

Bedroom 3
Bathroom 3

Bedroom 4
Second floor private queen room with a T.V., attached private full bathroom, and private door to a deck.

Bedroom 4
Bathroom 4

Bedroom 5
Second floor private queen room with a T.V. and attached private full bathroom.

Bedroom 5
Bathroom 5

Bedroom 6
First floor shared bedroom with two twin beds and a T.V. Shared full bathroom is the next door over.

Bedroom 6
Shared First Floor Bathroom 6

Everything Is OK on an Ego Break!

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