Ego Break 3/23: 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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March 23-28, 2023: Ego Break is an experiential, all inclusive, writers retreat for journal writers, novice writers, professional writers, and everyone in-between. Rather than offering workshops that lecture on craft, Ego Breaks focus on creativity and character arc. No matter your genre or where you are in your writing journey, the expanded and unique perspectives you’ll gain on this retreat will rejuvenate your writing and your life. Ego Break promises to be an experience you’ll write about! Check in between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on March 23, 2023. Check out by 11:00am on March 28, 2023 –Please scroll to the bottom of this page for room options.–



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Ego Break Writers’ Retreat

Ego Break Experiences

Ego Break
In this two part workshop, we’ll break down the ego, ego constructs, and ego programing. Once you experience an ego break, you’ll expand your awareness in the essence of character arc. This informational and experiential workshop includes a guided, group meditation.

Creative Channel
In this two part workshop, you’ll learn more about where creativity comes from and how to access that space. We will discuss how to use meditation, dream work, and more to enhance our creativity. This informational and experiential workshop also includes a group Reiki Session.

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 in advance of the retreat. On the night of the mystery dinner, each participating guest will play out their character’s role until the mystery has been solved.

Beach Horse Riding
Enjoy a horse ride along the shore. If you don’t want to ride a horse, come along with us on this trip to take pictures, pet the horses, and spend time on the beach.

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!

Critique Sessions
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. The critiques will be spread out over a few days to give everyone an hour for feedback.

1 Hour Private Reiki & BioMat 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. More about Reiki here. More about the BioMat here.

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

Sound Bath Meditation
We will release tension and completely relax into the sound waves of crystal singing bowls, gongs, and other sound bath instruments.

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, and wifi, workshops, a private Reiki session, murder mystery dinner, horse riding on the beach, towels, linens, washer/dryer, hot tub, 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 & Presenter

Karrie Loomis

Rooming Options:

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 guests who’d like to share a private 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 $500 via email to the 2nd guest.

Bedroom 1
Private master suite with a king bed and private bathroom. The bathroom has a shower and jetted tub.

Bedroom 2
Private room with a king bed and private full bathroom.

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3
Private room with a queen bed and private full bathroom.

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4
Private room with a queen bed and private full bathroom.

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 5
Private room with a double bed and private full bathroom.

Bedroom 5

Bedroom 6
Private room with a double bed and a twin bed and a private full bathroom.

Bedroom 6

Everything Is OK on an Ego Break!

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