Boot Camp Writing Retreat Featuring Darcy Nybo!

Amorgos, Greece

Oct 21 - 26, 2024
Group size: 5 - 40
Boot Camp Writing Retreat Featuring Darcy Nybo!
Amorgos, Greece

Oct 21 - 26, 2024
Group size: 5 - 40

About this trip

 📚✨ "Calling all storytellers! 🖋️✨ Unplug from the ordinary and plug into inspiration at our upcoming Boot Camp Writing Retreat. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, surround yourself with fellow writers, and let the creative energy flow. Whether you're a seasoned author or just starting your literary journey, join us for a week of words, wisdom, and wonderful connections. Let's turn the blank page into a canvas of endless possibilities! 🌿📖


This five-day intensive Boot Camp Writing Retreat is for those willing to do what it takes to become better writers. You'll learn about character arcs and character sketches, how to properly plot your story, and how to use tension and/or curiosity to keep the reader reading. On the final two days, you’ll be immersed in the world of self-editing and the pros and cons of self-publishing.

The Boot Camp Writing Retreat is part lecture, on-the-spot writing, and take-away assignments. Be prepared to write!

There will still be plenty of time to explore the island and Amorgos’s wonders.

Darcy Nybo Bio

Darcy Nybo began her writing journey in the second grade and has never looked back. She’s a university-level writing instructor and has helped hundreds of writers achieve their dreams. Many of her writing clients have gone on to be picked up by agents and publishers, and their books have won awards across the globe. In addition, she’s an award-winning author, a magazine editor, and a book editor.

She has taught at Okanagan College, Camosun College, and Royal Roads University. She currently holds creative writing courses online and in person through the University of Victoria and the College of the Rockies in British Columbia, Canada.

Darcy is working on her third novel and recently published a quirky book on wine grapes. She also writes children’s books and loves a good short story.


“Darcy made me want to learn more and write better.” –Barbara M.

“My writing coach/editor, Darcy Nybo, gave great advice to me, as an author making a transition from academic writing to fiction.” –Ronald Niezen, author of traditionally published The Memory Seeker, a Best Thriller Finalist.


“Darcy Nybo pushed me to become a better writer.” –J.N. Johnson, author of Pig, a Reader’s Favorite Award Winner. 

“Darcy coached me through the steps to go from writer to author. She was there for me every step of the way.” –Kelly Pawlik, author of the Olympic Vista Chronicles.

What’s included

  • Transport to/from hotel
    A bus or hotel van will be waiting to transport you to and from the hotel upon arrival and departure.
  • Accommodations
    All six nights at Lakki Village Hotel are covered in the Boot Camp Writing Retreat fee.
  • Access to all Sessions
    The retreat fee gives you unfettered access to all the sessions with Darcy Nybo and Jonas Saul, a guest author, plus one-on-ones, and more!
  • Greek Buffet Breakfast
    Buffet breakfast is served every day from 8:00 - 10:30 with a wide variety of dishes and beverages: Coffee, tea, juices, jam, cheeses, olives, eggs, warm dishes, seasonal fruits, and more ...
  • Dinner buffet
    Buffet style dinner - Greek and American dishes.
  • Village Tour: Chora
    The ancient village of Chora is a magnificent sight to see, with its historic windmills still adorning the hillside.
  • Greek night/dance
    During one evening of your stay, the hotel will have live Greek music, and staff will be on site to teach Greek dancing to whoever wants to learn some new steps.
  • Visit the Monastery
    The 11th-century monastery Hozoviotissa is a wonder that must be seen.
  • Village Hike
    We take you from the village of Tholaria across a mountain path to the neighboring village called Lagada for a picturesque walk.
  • Retreat Materials
    Attendees will be given a gift bag of fun and exciting things related to the retreat.

What’s not included

  • Flights to/from Greece
    Attendees must find their own way to and from Greece.
  • Ferry Tickets
    Blue Star Ferries offers tickets online. Please plan ahead and get your tickets to Amorgos before the retreat begins, and for when the retreat is over.
  • Refreshments/Beverages
    The one thing your fee does not cover are beverages - except those offered during the buffets. Outside of the buffets, all beverages can be charged to your room and settled up upon check-out.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    As noted above, all alcohol (even during buffets) can be charged to your room and settled up later.
  • Lunches
    The hotel supplies us with buffet breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be ordered at the restaurant, or in town.
  • Travel Insurance
    Please investigate what travel insurance works best for you, if needed.
  • Hotel Tax Fee
    There may be a small fee of a few euros when checking out to cover the hotel tax fee the Greek government imposes upon hotels.

Available Packages

Double/Triple Occupancy

Most of the apartment-style rooms can accommodate anywhere from two to four people. There's a bedroom and a second seating/sleeping room with a kitchenette overlooking the sea, the garden, or the swimming pool. Each apartment has its own unique design.

Note: The rate for these rooms is lower based on double occupancy or more.

Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy

Consists of one spacious room overlooking the garden or the swimming pool. Each room has its own unique design.

Deposit: $500

Available options


Day One
Arrival Day: relax and settle in and get ready for an amazing week!

Upon your arrival to Amorgos, a hotel van (or bus) will be waiting to transfer you to the Lakki Village Hotel, where you can check in, rest, swim, or read.

Then, we start with character sketches and arcs, which are highly important to your work. Readers read to feel. Your job is to write with feeling so readers love or hate the characters you’ve created. Be proud of your characters and know what makes them tick so the readers love (or hate) them, too.

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