Word Magic
Writers Retreats
& Create-cations

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style book writing experience for new and established writers to craft, create and write in some of the world’s most gorgeous spaces and places
with a multiple NYT bestselling ghostwriter as your guide.
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International writers retreats
Say goodbye to just daydreaming about your book and hello to actually making it happen.
Let's bring that book to life, shall we?


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Love to Learn:

Writers Education

Experience a Thurs-Sun writing adventure focused on writing a world-class bestselling book with training from NYT bestselling ghostwriter Crystal Adair-Benning.  We’ll get the creative juices turned on, cranked up and fine-tuned with educational seminars focused on writing principles, practices and tools. Then we’ll clarify your strategy, spend time writing with feedback, talk publishing, and promotion, leaving with a full marketing strategy as well.

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Write With Me:

Create-cation Experience

Mon-Thurs explore a sumptuous feast for the creative senses, including nature experiences, delicious dining, and space to create at your own pace. This is a creative catalyst experience. Focused on creating, Crystal will be available for support and guidance without formal training sessions. She too, will be writing her own projects alongside this create-cation experience so you can glimpse the master at work and let the magic glitter dust your own book.

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Writers Paradise:

I Want It All!

For the writer who’s serious about a week of book talks, informative sessions, training, feedback and writing – attend both writing experiences for a masterclass in what it takes to dream, create, publish and promote your very own bestseller.

And, you need to know…

I take your create-cation experience seriously!

Picture this: Handcrafted meals that tickle your taste buds, accommodations so cozy and spacious they’re like a creative cocoon, and a sprinkle of curiosity to make your creativity sparkle like a supernova. Rest assured, we’re all about creating an environment that nurtures your genius and lets those words flow effortlessly onto the page.

Ready to Write Your Story?
Join us for a creative adventure!
Indulge Your Writing Fantasy! Glasses and tight buns are optional but encouraged (especially for the dudes!)
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What others are saying

Ever dreamed of being that effortlessly chic author typing away in a picturesque location, creating literary magic?

Well, darlings, this is your eat-pray-love moment!

Whether you’re ready to conquer the world or just check a major item off your bucket list, a book is waiting inside you.

These writing experiences may be for YOU if you've ever:

It’s time to shake off those doubts, grab your metaphorical quill, and pen your legacy – you Author, you!

Unleash the Book Within!

Picture this: A writer’s getaway dedicated to birthing your masterpiece. A retreat so intimate and hands-on, it’s like the VIP backstage pass to Authorhood.

Introducing (me!) Crystal,

Your Book Guru!

NYTimes bestselling ghostwriter, copywriter, and event host extraordinaire—because let’s make this journey a blast! From being paid in dog food for my first NYT bestseller to now commanding 5 and 6 figures for books, I’ve birthed more than my fair share of bestsellers. Now, it’s my mission to guide incredible people like YOU to tick ‘Write a Book’ off their bucket lists!

Expect the Unexpected!

This isn’t your average writing experience. This is a create-cation. Where a blank page is simply a canvas for your brilliant mind to create upon.

Imagine you, the page, and an epic adventure in storytelling. Get ready to unlock and supercharge the story inside you!

Never has there been a better time to write. A book is the penultimate intellectual property (IP) solidifying you as an expert, authority and creator! Your words, your vision—they deserve a stage, a spotlight, and a legacy.

Let's create something that leaves the world in awe!
Not adventurous… enough?!?!
I’ve got YOU!

Introducing... WRITER SAFARI!

A 8-day trek just for writers into Africa where we’ll experience luxury lodging, fine dining and animal magic as we spend days scanning Kruger National Park to inspire our creative flow and writing fireside in the evenings with even more adventurous chapters.

This is the ultimate writer’s experience for authors seeking a road-less-travelled experience in crafting their book. Write with a NYT bestselling ghostwriter in places and on adventures that inspire her… and will surely inspire you too.

Make Your Words Roar

(now with lions and without)!

Now’s the time to pen your book that’s been playing hide-and-seek in your daydreams. Step into a world where the chaos of everyday life fades, and your book takes center stage.

Join me for a Word Magic Writers Retreat & Create-cation and let’s create bookish magic together!

Go Ahead & Choose-Your-Own-Adventure...

Love to Learn: Writers Education ($2997USD)

Pender Island, BC, Canada - May 16-19, 2024
Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - July 18-21, 2024
Christchurch, South Island, NZ - Nov 28-Dec 1, 2024

Write With Me: Create-cation Experience ($2997USD)

Pender Island, BC, Canada - May 20-23, 2024
Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - July 22 - 25, 2024
Christchurch, South Island, NZ - Dec 2-5, 2024

Writers Paradise: I Want It ALL ($4997USD)

Pender Island, BC, Canada - May 16-23, 2024
Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - July 18-25, 2024
Christchurch, South Island, NZ - Nov 28-Dec 5, 2024

Writers Safari in Africa ($10K USD)

Cape Town, South Africa - Sept 19-26, 2024

Want something more PRIVATE or CUSTOM?!?

Introducing intimate create-cations, retreats and workshops for writer groups, book clubs, friends, communities and businesses looking to inspire, teach, and create for themselves.

Immerse yourself in a writer’s experience unlike any other – with creative catalyst locations, delicious dining, and a NYT bestselling ghostwriter as your epic guide for a once-in-a-lifetime handcrafted adventure. Your very own create-cation – designed by you, led by me.

Let’s dive into dates, locations, ideas and opportunities to inspire the writer inside of you (or your people)!

Can’t Get Away & Still Want to Play?

Virtual Retreats ($1997USD)

Can I tell you a secret? I love writing in my pyjamas! Sometimes, you just need to sit still, seclude yourself away and write the thing… am I right?!?!

So, if you’ve been eyeing retreats but can’t spare the dates or time away – it’s time we went virtual.

Writer’s Education Virtual Retreats happen only a couple of times each year and are exclusive invite-only virtual retreats for people who want to learn but stay close to home.

Pyjamas are always welcome.
We’ll be virtually co-creating together from approximately 9am – 3pm EST over 2 gorgeous days.

***note timing is subject to change based on participants timezones.

In just 48 hours we’ll go from book idea to complete book strategy including layout, structure, marketing, promotion, publishing, editing plan, timelines and more! Learn the fundamentals of writing a bestseller and even have time to craft a chapter or two with my support along the way!

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