Welcome to The Resort

Find Your Happy Place and Create!

About the Resort

At the Resort, we welcome writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels to join our community, to share resources and cheer one another on. We offer inspiration, camaraderie, craft and publishing talks, and more, so that we can all write our stories and get them out into the world.

The writing life can be difficult, so let's make it a less lonely place for one another! We believe in finding the joy in working together and lifting one another up. Our motto is: Find Your Happy Place and Create!

The Resort was originally founded by writer & creativity coach Catherine LaSota and her husband, filmmaker Karl Jacob, as a physical space in Long Island City (LIC), Queens, NY for writers to gather and create - hence the "LIC" part of our name. 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.

By joining the online community, you are joining hundreds of writers from across the United States and around the world. We share resources with one another and celebrate wins together, and we work through challenges together, too. Resort members have access to exclusive workshops and are the first to hear about additional Resort class opportunities, as well as 1-on-1 and group coaching opportunities with Resort founder Catherine LaSota.

  • "Thank you so much for creating this wonderful community and helping us find some room to write." - Katie
  • "You've really created something special with this virtual community." - Jules
  • "Joining is the best decision I've made all year!" - Sarita

Find writing classes, opportunities, and more inside the Resort community network!

Once you join the free Resort network, you'll find lots of great opportunities to explore, including recordings of some of our most popular past courses to purchase, along with awesome bonus content that is ONLY available at the Resort!

Give yourself the gift of space and time for your writing -- only YOU can write your stories, and we look forward to encouraging you here at the Resort, no matter your genre, background, or experience level.

Questions? Feel free to reach out at [email protected]

See you soon, and happy writing!