Words alone do not a fiction writer make! Yet for most writers, at one time or another, we waste endless time and energy as we search for the perfect word or phrase or beginning paragraph -- only find ourselves face to face with the inner critic.
The core of the fiction writer's journey is not words. It is passion and risk. In face, we might say that creativity = passion and risk. Without them, we lose the magic, the imagination goes into hiding and we end up frustrated and wondering why we ever thought we could write fiction anyway. And that's a tragic place for the fiction writer to find herself.
Consider these words from Albert Einstein: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
The magic of this retreat reveals itself as day by day we learn to trust and embrace the what sometimes feels like the chaos of the imagination.
If you like this poem, this image, this thought, you will love my retreat! Oh, and if you've worked with me or are on my mailing, this wonderful metaphor by Coleridge is just another way of saying: "How Far Down the Rabbit Hole Are You Ready To Go?"
In our daily sessions, we explore possibilities for characters and plots that stretch the boundaries of our creativity.We break free of the fetters that our Inner Critics put on our imagination and magic happens!
Unexpected characters and plots twists appear for all of us on the retreat.