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bob G.

Thank you Barbara for a priceless weekend!

Magdalena Edwards

Thank you, Barbara!! It was amazing. xox

Ruth

Those quotes are so timely and beautiful. Thank you Barbara. What a great group in the picture! Wish I had been there! :)
Lots of love.

Laura B

So glad that you do this every year. I wish I could have been there and I will be there again some day!

Cathy E.

Barbara, thank you for an inspiring weekend in the mountains!

Barb Force

What a great looking group-and it
sounded so inspiring! I was so sad
that my body failed me and I couldn't attend. NEXT TIME! Thanks for those inspiring quotes.

Barbara L.

Please oh Please make it longer next time. The retreat was magical.

Denise Emanuel Clemen

Keep me on your mailing list, Barbara! I should be able to make the next one--and hope I have good writing news to share by then!

Rob D.

An inspiring, productive weekend with talented people, now friends. Thank you, Barbara.

Barbara

Thanks for all these comments. Yes, there is something magical about getting away and ignoring the rest of the world to just write.

Roger

A wonderful idea Joanna! I think diiniplsce is where we fall short as writers and sometimes the ego is just our excuse to push away instead of pushing forward. Not to mention that writing is a pretty solitary activity. Your summer writing space is just what people need to have the opportunity to step into other spaces. Cool.

Mateo

That's so cool that you're writing a book! I have drmeas of doing that but have always psyched myself out because I don't think I have the time. The truth is I do. I think the key is to write most when you're inspired, and when you're not, just set a reasonable goal for yourself and write to that goal. I wish you the best of luck!

Olusola

I think I'd repeat my commnets to one of your earlier blogposts (the one you wrote about Stephen King) in response to this. I'd also say you need to decide whether you're process oriented or result oriented with your writing. Neither orientation is necessarily better than the other, but it will have some bearing on how you approach the exercise.I just read an article by Mia Freedman in which she talks about not negotiating about the things she feels she simply must do, particularly exercising and writing. I think there's a lot of sense in this (speaking as someone who REALLY needs to do more exercise). But then I also think there's a place for sitting in your pyjamas amidst the filth of your living room while the phone's ringing, and ignoring the whole damn lot because you're receiving a visit from The Muse. And then later watching newsreader bloopers on YouTube, when The Muse has sloped off again (fickle woman that she is), because you're interested in stuff' and you feel like a good laugh.It's an interesting question, whether it's down to temperament or discipline. I suspect the question of whether you actually have time to waste has a lot to do with it, too. I'm sure there's a happy medium out there somewhere I'm leaning SLIGHTLY towards Mia's philosophy right now. But that's simply because of what I want to accomplish at the moment. But I have no doubt that I can wobble like the Tower of Pisa doing the hula

Melii

found this poem going through the miertaal shared on the summer writing space.a0 Participants had shared their work via blog posts, and tagged them they went along.a0 Looking

Fuzah

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