GHOSTMASTERS DAILY SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 17—Sunday, October 20, 2019

Westport by the Sea GPS: 1600 W Ocean Ave 98595

THURSDAY

2:00—5:30 PM ~ CHECK IN OPEN HOUSE

WHERE: Joni and Gary’s (#1017 directly across from the clubhouse)

When you arrive at Westport by the Sea, stop in for a nosh, pick up your keys, and select breakfast and snack items to take to your condo. 

6:10—6:30 PM ~ SUNSET

Enjoy the splendor from your balcony or join Joni on the Lighthouse Trail.

 

6:30—7:30 PM ~ MEET & GREET

WHERE: Joni and Gary’s (#1017)

Over dinner, we’ll get acquainted and cover a few housekeeping notes. Michelle will talk to us about her amazing career and what to expect from craft sessions. 

ON THE TABLE: 

   Chopped salad

   Local seafood chowder

   Crostini and home baked soup crackers​

   Local red and white wines from Westport Winery

 

7:30—8:00 PM ~ DIMMING OF THE DAY 

We like to end the day with something sweet. :)

ON THE TABLE: 

   Gougères with fresh berries

   Port or chamomile 

 

10:00 PM – 6:30 AM ~ QUIET HOURS

 

FRIDAY

7:40 AM ~ SUNRISE

Enjoy on your balcony, beach, or rooftop.

 

8:00 AM ~ BEACH WALK

WHERE: Lighthouse Trail (weather permitting)

If it’s rainy, Gary will have coffee on at our place.

 

9:00—10:30 AM ~ CRAFT SESSION I: Ghosting for Profit and Purpose

WHERE: Joni’s (#1017)

Ghostwriting is a mindset as much as it is a skillset. Let’s dig into the definition of purpose and how it translates to brand, determines value, and guides the development of industry connections as we position ourselves to thrive.

 

10:45 AM—11:00 AM ~ BREAK

Enjoy a brisk walk, hit the loo, and prop up that flagging blood sugar.

ON THE TABLE: Elevensies (Gary’s high protein, extra fiber breakfast cookies)

 

11:00 AM—12:15 PM ~ CRAFT SESSION II: Pipeline Project Strategy

WHERE: Joni’s (#1017)

Presenting cogent project strategy is key to landing gigs that pay well, dovetail smoothly, and satisfy purpose. Let’s talk about how to refine the process, communicate it effectively, manage the pipeline, and anticipate hitches.

 

12:30—1:45 PM ~ LUNCH

WHERE: Blackbeard’s 

Lunch is on us at our local micro-brewery. Meet on the roundabout to walk up with Joni. (It’s about half a mile.) If you’d rather catch a ride, text Gary at 832.928.9253. 

 

2:00—5:00 PM ~ OFFICE HOURS

WHERE: Joni’s office (#1017) and Michelle’s condo (#932)

 

Friday one on one sessions: 

2:00—2:50 PM

   Michelle + Alice

   Joni + Kathy

3:00—3:50 PM

   Michelle + Sarah

   Joni + Elisa

4:00—4:50 PM

   Michelle + Cayce

   Joni + Bernadette

 

6:20 PM ~ SUNSET

 

6:30 PM ~ DINNER

WHERE: Joni and Gary’s (#1017)

ON THE TABLE: Spanakopita, roast veggies, chopped salad

 

8:00 PM ~ DIMMING OF THE DAY

ON THE TABLE: Espresso fudge and berries, port or chamomile

 

10:00 PM – 6:30 AM ~ QUIET HOURS

 

SATURDAY

7:40 AM ~ SUNRISE

Breakfast fixin’s are in your condo kitchen. Enjoy on your balcony, beach, or rooftop.

ON THE TABLE: Greek yogurt with blueberries and Gary's homemade granola, coffee, tea, and juice  

 

8:00 AM ~ BEACH WALK

WHERE: Lighthouse Trail

Meet at Joni’s for a leisurely morning mile. Gary has coffee/tea to go in the kitchen on request.

 

9:00—10:30 AM ~ CRAFT SESSION III: Intuitive Interviewing

WHERE: Joni’s (#1017)

First comes the pageant where the client interviews you, then comes the long process of digging for narrative gold as you interview the client. Let’s discuss strategies for getting the gig, fostering trust, and excavating raw material for a great book.

 

10:45 AM—11:00 AM ~ BREAK

Enjoy a brisk walk, hit the loo, and prop up that flagging blood sugar.

ON THE TABLE: Elevensies (Gary’s high protein, extra fiber breakfast cookies)

 

11:00 AM—12:15 PM ~ CRAFT SESSION IV: Spectacular Flameouts and What We Learned From Them

WHERE: Joni’s (#1017)

Learning experiences suck, but you don’t get far in this business without some hard knocks. We’ll share our most blood-curdling failures and talk about how to bounce back from failures, whether the fault lies with ghost, client, or vagaries of the industry.

 

12:30—1:45 PM ~ LUNCH

WHERE: Lighthouse Bistro

Lunch is on us at our local micro-brewery. Meet on the roundabout to walk up with Joni. (It’s about half a mile.) If you’d rather catch a ride, text Gary at 832.928.9253. 

 

2:00—5:00 PM ~ OFFICE HOURS

WHERE: Joni’s office (#1017) and Michelle’s condo (#1022)

 

Here’s the Saturday schedule for one on one sessions: 

2:00—2:50 PM

   Michelle + Kathy

   Joni + Alice

3:00—3:50 PM

   Michelle + Elisa 

   Joni + Sarah

4:00—4:50 PM

   Michelle + Bernadette

   Joni + Cayce

 

6:20 PM ~ SUNSET

 

6:30 PM ~ DINNER

WHERE: Joni and Gary’s (#1017)

ON THE TABLE: Broiled Pacific salmon, roast veg, chopped salad

 

8:00 PM ~ DIMMING OF THE DAY

ON THE TABLE: Homemade mango ice cream with parmesan crisps

 

10:00 PM – 6:30 AM ~ QUIET HOURS

 

 

SUNDAY

7:30—9:30 AM   SUNDAY SENDOFF

WHERE: Joni and Gary’s 

If you have time, sit down for breakfast. If you need to hit the road, we’ll make it to go.

ON THE TABLE: Frittata muffins (keto friendly), croissants, fruit, coffee/tea

 

11:00 AM   CHECK OUT 

Don’t forget to return your keys to Joni and grab travel snacks on your way out of town. We hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

 

 

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