Maybe you’ve dreamed of getting a group of writerly friends together and spending a weekend away dedicated to your craft. Or perhaps you’re an experienced writer who would like to encourage other writers along the way. 

Several years ago, Kathi and Roger Lipp decided to host retreats for writers, and now they’re sharing their expertise with us! Listen in as the duo discuss common misconceptions about retreat planning and the six components that will make any writer’s retreat successful. 

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of creative learning breaks.
  • The need to leave having accomplished something. Checkmarks!
  • Showing vulnerability through a shared experience.
  • Celebrating one another’s writing wins.

Interested in learning more about attending a writer’s retreat at the Red House? Or would you like to be notified when the Red House Writer’s Collective opens for membership later this year? Send us a message here. We would love to see you “ring the bell” virtually or in person so we can cheer you on as a writer!

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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

Roger Lipp

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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