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21Mar
Lyrics and passionate thoughts waft through the writers retreat
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Lyrics which seem apposite are by City and Colour ‘Against The Grain’   and when the wind does  blow against the grain    you must follow your heart.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1zo0EFOxxo:We are often advised to do the exact opposite. Favouring logical, brain decisions have often caused…
21Mar
Daydreaming And Personal Training At A Writing Retreat
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Occasionally when I should be writing – maybe I am drifting off slightly in the sunny writing retreat courtyard, I catch myself daydreaming. Quite often I imagine myself being a famous guitarist or an athlete (these are my favourites ) and…
21Mar
When Does Booking A Writing Retreat Or Creative Retreat Become A Priority?
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In Stephen R Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he says: ‘The Key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities’ It’s a subtle difference and totally recognisable to most people I am thinking.…
21Mar
Was The Ambition To Run A Writing Retreat Such a Mad Idea?
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Who would have imagined my ambition would be fulfilled. As we make progress with our creative lives it is very easy to dismiss the progress we do make. I remember standing at work, hugging the radiator and watching the tree…
21Mar
Sometimes A Writer’s Retreat Is A Step Too Far!
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It’s funny how our creative selves can make up a hundred reasons for not getting down to work. You know the kind of internal monologue which usually begins: ‘It’s not fair! Or I can’t possibly work under such pressure/noise/stress/chaos’ Need…
21Mar
Authorative Discourse Over Dinner At a Writing Retreat
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We all possess a voice that has been internalised. This probably happened a very long time ago and you can probably remember very clearly what those voices said to you. ‘You can’t do that; no one in our family has…
14Mar
If Only I Could Start – A Few Ideas For Putting Words on Paper
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We all need a few warm up exercises to allow us to start writing. Apparently, we all have a novel in us, that may well be, but most will never manage to extricate it from their heads. There are many reasons…