If stuck creatively, this is one of the best things you can do
Do you ever tell yourself that "someday" your going to start (or finish) that novel. Someday you will make time to get back to writing poetry. Someday you'll enter your short story (which has yet to be started) in a contest.
I have a question for you:
When is someday?
One of the most beneficial writing events I ever attended was a retreat. Located in a beautiful country setting, the focus wasn't on critiquing, sending out query letters or perfecting our agent pitch. Instead it included lots of time for ... nothing.
We were sent out into the fields and woods with notebooks and pens and asked to just notice something--one thing--and write about it. It was an experience that nourished me on many levels. And I want to share that same experience with you.
Best, but not necessarily easy.
In our busy, loud world it's often difficult, if not impossible to pull away. To carve out time for our writing and for that all-important first step: reflection.
That's what Nourish will offer. A chance to close out the noise, the obligations, the expectations of others and focus solely on our writer-selves.
I chose the name "nourish" because it's going to be a day that does just that. A delicious, healthy, spa-like lunch will be provided along with hot beverages. Your body's need for movement will be taken care of with time for a yoga class or time out of the house for a walk in the charming village of Enosburg.
You can share a writing-related challenge you're struggling with in a one-on-one mini-coaching session with me, where you'll leave with a step-by-step plan of action. You'll have time for guided journaling and a creative art project intended to help you tell the story of your own desire for nourishment and how to get more of it in your life.
As a writer, you deserve time to dedicate to your craft.
Maybe you can set a goal and make sure that this work time is protected. I would ask though, has that worked up to this point? If not, consider joining us at Nourish: Retreat for Writers and see if you don't remember the time spent here for years to come.
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