Ego Break: 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.

NOVEMBER 10-15, 2022: Ego Break is an experiential, all inclusive, writers’ retreat for novice writers, professional writers, and everyone in-between. Ego Break Writer’s Retreat will focus on flow, creativity, and character development. 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

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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 dreams’ replies.

1 Hour Private Reiki Session
Reiki works to clear disturbances in the body’s energy fields, which we experience as different symptoms, including 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party
What better way to experience characterization than stepping into character? If you would like to participate in Ego Break’s Murder 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 murder mystery pre-game website. On the night of the mystery dinner, each participating guest will play out their character’s role until the murder 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.

In The Flow
What is flow, and how do we get there, and why does it matter? This workshop experience will answer your questions about the flow state and more!

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, at this time, we are unable 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.

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


Rooming Options:

Payment plans are available with an additional (initial, one time) $25 fee for guests who register by September 10, 2022. Full refunds less a $75 processing fee will be given for cancelations up through September 10, 2022. Cancelations after September 10, 2022 will only be fully refunded less a $150 processing fee if the cancelled room is re-booked by November 1, 2022. If the cancelled reservation room is not re-booked, no refund will be issued. 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.
$980 for 1st guest / +$400 for 2nd guest

Bedroom 2
Second floor private queen room with a T.V., attached private full bathroom, and private door to the deck.
$940 for 1st guest / +$400 for 2nd guest

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.
$940 for 1st guest / +$400 for 2nd guest

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.
$940 for 1st guest / +$400 for 2nd guest

Bedroom 4
Bathroom 4

Bedroom 5
Second floor private queen room with a T.V. and attached private full bathroom.
$900 for 1st guest / +$400 for 2nd guest

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.
$800 for 1 guest per bed

Bedroom 6
Shared First Floor Bathroom 6

Karrie Loomis

Everything Is OK on an Ego Break!

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