January: Writing Retreat by the Sea

Is it time for your inner writer to find its voice?we2

In a peaceful setting on the shores of the Atlantic, you can explore new writing in a relaxed and supportive environment.  Together, even new writers will find their own stories to tell and watch their voices develop clarity.

Come write with us January 25-28, 2016, 10:00-1:00,
at The Addy Sea Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Retreat fee:  $295.
Special Addy Sea rate for retreat attendees: $99/night (limited spaces available)

To register for the retreat and a room:  Contact Margaret Foster at mfoster110@gmail.com or call 410-404-6538

At the end of our retreats, I like to ask participants to reflect on their time by responding to a prompt:  “I used to think…But now I think…”  Below are some of their responses.  Does one of them sound familiar?

I used to think I didn’t know what to do with my mother’s letters, but now I think I have a place to start with them.

I used to think I could write alone, but now I think I love being among friends.

I used to think that my writing wasn’t that strong, but now I think my own voice is enough.

I used to think that important change only happens slowly, but now I think that it can jump start almost overnight.

I used to think that teaching writing could be formulaic, but now I think that facilitated writing allows us to break all kinds of molds.

I used to think that a simple workshop might be simplistic, but now I think that simplicity requires thought and hard work and listening and care.

I used to think, “See Spot run,” but now I think, “The dust kicked up on a country road as my little beagle chased the ducks.”

I used to think that I had to know the whole story in my head before I could write it, but now I think that real and powerful stories can spill out of me and tell themselves in fifteen minutes!