Showing posts tagged with: writers retreat
21Mar

Lyrics and passionate thoughts waft through the writers retreat

Writing Retreat
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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1zo0EFOxxo:We are often advised to do the exact opposite. Favouring logical, brain decisions have often caused…
21Mar

Vaguely Creative Things To Try 11-20

Writing Retreat
Good morning!  It’s cool and bright at the writer’s retreat – the poppies have vanished more’s the pity, the peach tree top collapsed under the weight of peaches in the middle of the night and I think there’s a metaphor…
21Mar

The Writers Retreat Thinks Now It’s Time For the Creative To See The Rabbit!

Writing Retreat
Creativity is often seen as the providence of left field less practical types. It’s always a fight trying to make people  accept creative solutions  as so many  people are resistant to change and say, ‘But we have always done it like…
21Mar

Alice: “Have a cup of tea,” indeed! Well I’m sorry, but I just haven’t the time!’ Alice In Wonderland

Writing Retreat
How our perceived sense of time can rob us of the opportunity to create View of poppies from the writing retreat in Central Portugal I find I have regulated my life to the church clock which is up the hill…
21Mar

Retreating into one’s self and experience

Writing Retreat
Gillian Clarke said in her book ‘At the Source’: ‘Writing is informed by the whole self and the whole life lived.’ It’s a topic that is debated time and again at the writers retreat. What we see, hear, feel, touch, experience…
21Mar

Was The Ambition To Run A Writing Retreat Such a Mad Idea?

Writing Retreat
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

Beginner’s Luck – Perjorative comment of the year!

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I Spit on Beginner’s Luck! The term ‘beginner’s luck’ can be one of the most hurtful and disparaging, often said in a moment of envy by someone who has plenty of experience and is often miffed by a newcomer’s success.…
14Mar

Perspective, narrative arch, whatever you call it, think about it the writers retreat suggests

Writing Retreat
Why is perspective so important, not only in fiction? I treated myself to a DVD ( I still buy them you know, can’t help it!) and settled down on Friday evening after a tough week’s work to watch ‘The Other Boleyn…
14Mar

‘Cut The chains and give the Key to The Prisoner’. The Writers Retreat Explores The Art of Editing

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How important is an editor to a writer? If you look up the word ‘revise’ in a dictionary it will say: ‘to examine and correct: to make a new improved version of: to study anew’ and for me, the most important…