A Writing Retreat Is More Than A Creative Writing Tune-Up

As one commenter on this blogpost put it: ‘Retreats force you to live in a place where the only familiar thing is your writing.’
Author and blogger, Dyane Forde, found that to be true and feels she benefitted from the experience.
Do you think you could?

Dropped Pebbles

A few weeks ago, you might remember that I had the equivalent of a writer’s meltdown until I made two conclusions, one of which involved meeting a certain person by the name Lise Weil. (You can read about it here).  After talking to her and learning about the writing retreat that she runs a few times a year, I decided I would attend the next one. It took place yesterday.

Now, what’s the difference between a workshop and a retreat? After attending both kinds of events, I can say this: a workshop is where you go to tune-up your writing skills while a retreat is where you go to tune-up your creative core (i.e. your Self).

From sopl.psychology.uoguelph.ca From sopl.psychology.uoguelph.ca

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I arrived at the apartment at 11AM, and not long after four other women arrived. With the exception of one (who is a member…

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