Tag Archives | writing retreats

Otherwhere: Almost Summer

It has come to my attention that next weekend is Memorial Day. Could somebody please tell me how that happened? And, though summer doesn’t officially start until after the solstice, we all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of long, lazy days, right? Well, if someone could show me a universe in which […]

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Inspiration from Room to Write

I just got home from Nashville, where I co-produced the re-instituted Room to Write, along with Terry Price and Janet Wallace.   This event is not a writing conference.  Rather, as we like to say, it is a time for uninterrupted creativity.  While we did offer several talks throughout the weekend, they are totally optional, […]

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Events and Workshops

Secrets of Publishing Stay tuned for information about a Portland workshop on publishing, coming this fall!  Room to Write This beloved Nashville event is being resuscitated! Start your new year out right and join me, along with Terry Price and Janet Wallace, at the gorgeous Scarritt-Bennett center on January 7-10, 2016.  Meals will be provided […]

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Jet Lag

I have returned. France was wonderful.  Paris has only gotten better in the years since I've been there, and Ceret, the small town in the south of France where I spent a week leading a writing retreat, charming.  I had full intentions to blog regularly during my trip.   Obviously, that didn't happen.  To my credit, […]

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The Art of Retreating

I'm in France, embarking on a week-long writing adventure, co-leading a workshop/retreat.  (Not to make you jealous or anything.)  There's probably nothing more invigorating for your writing than to get away with the specific intent to write.  And, if you struggle to find time to write in your daily schedule, a retreat can offer that […]

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It’s In Deciding

What's one of the most powerful words in the English language? Decide. As in, deciding to do something.  With all your heart and soul.  And then following through and doing it. No matter what. There's magic in that there action.  Deciding and doing it. I bet you've experienced this.  I know I have.  When I've […]

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