Welcome to The Resort

Find Your Happy Place and Create!

About the Resort

The Resort was founded by writer Catherine LaSota and her husband, filmmaker Karl Jacob, as a physical space in Long Island City, Queens, NY for writers to gather and create. Our free virtual community is open to all writers from around the world and provides a place for us to learn together and develop and sustain writing practices together - join now using the Request to Join link above!

Our paid membership program, the Cabana Club, provides a supportive environment with a built-in writing group, exclusive craft and publishing talks from members of our community, ongoing encouragement, books, and other resources, including recordings of select craft and publishing talks at the Resort. Learn more by scrolling down!

Benefits of Cabana Club membership

Here's what our Cabana Club members are saying:

  • "Thank you so much for creating this wonderful community and helping us find some room to write." - Katie
  • "The writing sessions are trees I've tied myself to while the madness of this time rages all around." - Rascher
  • "You've really created something special with this virtual community." - Jules
  • "Joining is the best decision I've made all year!" - Sarita

Cabana Club membership includes:

  • online group writing sessions
  • exclusive craft and publishing talks
  • coffee meet and greets with fellow members and founder Catherine LaSota
  • copy of Courtney Maum's BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL mailed to you (currently available for shipping to U.S. addresses only)
  • accountability support and occasional surprises in the mail!
  • recordings of past craft talks and other exclusive resources

How to join the Cabana Club

STEP ONE: Join the Resort community
STEP TWO: Go to Clubs in the menu bar of the Resort community after joining, then select the Cabana Club plan to sign up!

We are currently offering a two week free trial period for the Cabana Club when you sign up - we look forward to seeing you soon!

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