It's that time of the month again! Check out the Insecure Writers Support Group.
Every first Wednesday, we post about writing--the highs and the lows--and offer each other a shoulder to lean on.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
Our co-hosts for October are:
TB Markinson https://tbmarkinson.wordpress.
Tamara Narayan http://www.tamaranarayan.com/
Eva E. Solar http://lilicasplace.com/
Shannon Lawrence http://thewarriormuse.
Stephanie Faris http://stephie5741.blogspot.
I know you looked at this post's title, and it took you back. What's she doing? Telling us to give up? To retreat from our dreams?
No. Far from it. I want to share a lovely way to hurtle your fears, find writing buddies, and Go, Writers, Go!
September 24-27, I attended the first-ever Women's Fiction Writers Association Retreat in Albuquerque, NM. I had a blast, but best of all, I am renewed. My writing is front and center. So, sit back and check out the perks of Retreating. ;-)
1. Go new places.
Lovely Albuquerque Lifts Off!
2. Meet old online buddies face-to-face.
|with Annee Brizo|
While I have read snips of my work in public many times, I have never sung part of them. Here, I'm reading my original lyrics to an "old folk song" to my self-composed melody. Really! Add lyric writing to my curriculum vita.
4. Learn new tricks and share insights.
|Our Lovely Board and Me|
5. Eat tons of good food. ;-)
6. Share writing space with other creative minds.
Of course, it helps if there is a helpful wait staff providing you with nibbles and fluids to fuel the effort. ;-)
8. Write a nifty, little character sketch/essay.
So, Retreat, Writers, Retreat!
For the next two months, I'll be posting on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday while I'm taking Barbara Rogan's Next Level Workshop: Revising Fiction. I promise I'll be writing...tons. ;-)
See you Tuesday, October 21.