Morning Session: 9:15-12:30
We use prompts, images and various other writing exercises I’ve developed, all of which are designed to stimulate your imagination, open to new characters, and develop your stories. Writing together is a surprisingly empowering experience that has an inspiring energy from which we all benefit. With everyone scribbling away, your imagination feels free, worry fades and you write, write, write. Everyday, you'll have this experience!
After writing for up to 60 minutes, we read and critique our stories. Since most of the writing is first draft, critiquing often takes the form of “What If?” and "What I'd like to know is..." as well as other powerful critiquing tools..Morning Session: 9:15-12:30
We open our Circle each morning by honoring our creativity and the path we walk as creative women and fiction writers. We do so with simple, impromptu expressions of the truth of where we are at any given moment.
Are you feeling wildly creative? Brimming with new ideas? Or stuck? Perhaps Lonely? No matter, the Circle holds you and makes your feelings okay. And this is part of the magic of our Circle as it grows and holds us all in its tapestry of brilliantly colored threads. You are safe in the Circle. You can banish doubt and fears.
After lunch, we have two-and-a-half hours of personal time:
2. Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain.
3. Drive through Acadia with stops along the way.
5. Explore the town, shop, indulge in a must-have
Bar Harbor ice cream cone.
Dinners are always one of the highlights of the retreat! I send out a menu that Chef Cas and I have developed. You choose from such delicious entrees such as lobster, to steak, fish, chicken, inventive vegetarian dishes, pasta, and more! Cas is great at accommodating special dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, low-salt, shellfish allergy, etc.