Top Five Reasons to Go on a Writing Retreat

You’ve always wanted to be a writer. You have a head or notebook full of ideas, you read stories or watch movies and feel inspired, maybe you’ve even started your own article, short story, novel, or memoir. But then you get stopped somewhere short of your dream. You tell yourself you don’t have the skill or the time, and that maybe someday…

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Splurge on a Personal Writing Retreat

Do you want uninterrupted space and an extended time period to focus on your writing project? While a writing retreat can provide that, this year you might not have the time or budget to partake in one.  Instead, consider creating your very own personal writing retreat.

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Real Self-care

I sometimes get paralyzed by the thought that I can’t do everything and so shouldn’t do anything, or even worse (to my mind), that I’m not allowed to enjoy the good when there is so much bad

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Learn How to Write a Book

If you've never written creatively before, this course include supplements to orient you to the basics. If you're an experienced creative writer, this course will show you how to deepen your writing by infusing it with transformative personal experience.

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A Shortcut to Great Writing AND Personal Evolution

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." –Virginia Woolf

In his book, Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, expressive therapy pioneer Dr. James Pennebaker devotes several chapters to the history and power of personal honesty. Per his extensive studies, all humans have inappropriate thoughts, fears, and uncomfortable memories. The best way to move past them is to travel through them.

In other words, you must confess.

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Don't Let Shame Win

I imagine that I'll wrestle with Shame at the beginning of every new project I write (he loses his seat at the table around page 100, dunno why), and I'll have to fight myself back to this place each time. But here’s what *I* know, and what I forget with each book I write: there is only one cure for the shame, and it is this: word count.

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