A Writing Retreat

I am excited to join the Slicer Writing Retreat hosted by Leigh Anne Eck. I am not sure if I have ever participated before, but I think it is what I need right now. This is Leigh Anne’s invitation – “imagine yourself being with other writers in a cabin tucked away in a world of lush green fields surrounded by beautiful flowers blooming under blue skies and perfect temperatures.” I close my eyes and picture this scene, and feel so calm and peaceful.

Writers are asked to bring the following things to the retreat.

Writing Tools – I would bring my current writer’s notebook, which is more than half full, and a beautiful new notebook and pen – a birthday gift just waiting for spring – along with my sketchbook that hasn’t been getting too much attention lately. Of course, two pencil bags would come along. One with Pilot pens, Ticonderoga pencils, Crayola colored pencils, and a sharpener. The other with my favorite brush-tip markers – double-ended for fine and broad markings. I would also bring along a couple of books for inspiration just in case.

Food/Beverage – Tea is my beverage of choice, but I would also need lots and lots of water. I have a lovely collection of flavored teas as well as my loyal companions of Lipton Black, Earl Grey, and Chai that will accompany me on the journey. As far as food goes, I could survive on cheese and cured meats, crackers and pretzel chips, vegetables, and hummus.

Quote – “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are but tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you https://justforamonth.blogspot.com/ for the inspiration today!

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge sponsored by twowritingteachers.org.

16 thoughts on “A Writing Retreat

  1. Sounds like you made some very important, careful choices for the writing retreat. I want to come! I want to spend time in a beautiful place with others who understand the power and persuasion of writing and give myself the gift of unlimited writing time. When do we leave?

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  2. I am so glad you are coming! I would definitely have you teach me how to use the brush-tip markers, something I have wanted to learn for a long time! I love both of the quotes you used today. Now if only we could do this in real life!

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  3. Thank you for sharing Leigh Anne’s post. I’m glad I found your Slice. I will begin thinking abou what I’d bring on a writing retreat. Oh, how I wish I could escape from life and go a real writing retreat right now.

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  4. I am happy you joined. Your collection of writing tools is fabulous. So is the tea selection. I like that you start and finish the post with a quote. Both were new to me.

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  5. Your post sent me to Leigh Anne’s. What a lovely idea, and so simple- something to imagine and 3 questions to answer. I was also already thinking about writing retreats because the Washington Post travel section this weekend had an article about artist retreats in the area and they sounded so good. But mine will have to be imaginary for the time being…

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