Writers are a funny bunch. We don’t usually think of ourselves as artists. We’re the sturdy pragmatists, the realists among creatives, the artistic souls who live amongst the others, buried in civilization, drawing our witty references from the dingy side of life. We don’t need that wimpy, outdoorsy, ferral inspiration that feeds painters and poets. We write WORDS, forged from hours with a laptop baking through our thighs, by the light of an energy-efficient desk lamp. Nature is for those artists who need to clear their heads—we like it musty and dark and lonely and smelly and….wait….okay…maybe there’s something to reconsider here…
Guess what? Creativity flourishes in sunshine. It loves to swim and lie in the summer grass. And a few days spent by a beautiful lake, eating great locally grown food in the company of writers invested in the process will improve your writing much more than a weekend spent in the AC and watching TV reruns. You can have a good time and the WORDS will come to you without struggle. I’ll help you look at your work in new ways to improve structure, plot, strengthen characters and make it all your own!
“Write Your Heart Out” – An Adirondack Workshop for Writers Ready to Commit to Writing
This summer, you can take a weekend at a writer’s retreat to replenish your writing spirit, and bring new levels of richness and depth to those big personal pieces you have been working on. The “Write Your Heart Out” weekend workshop will help you explore new ways to enrich your writing, and find a process to finish that big, defining novel, novella, or screenplay.
Join me from Friday July 8th– Sunday, July 11th for an intensive writing experience by the shores ofLake George,NY. Invite your writer friends–men are also welcome as guests of women staying at the retreat!
Visit the Wiawaka Holiday House Retreat website to register and book your stay: http://www.wiawaka.org/registration.html. We will have workshop events right through to Monday morning breakfast, for those who want to stay.
We’ll explore your thoughts on paper and air them in nature. I’ve worked with many talented writers developing their first screenplays and novels, and the best way to improve your writing is to learn to relax and listen to your own voice. At the end of this weekend, you’ll feel rested and whole, and most importantly, you’ll feel accomplished as a writer.
Come to Wiawaka Holiday House Retreat to refresh your muse, July 8th – 11th.
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