During this luxurious weekend retreat, we will write about adventures that are close to our hearts (Hemingway) and sip wine (chardonnay or your favorite beverage) while writing. Bring your computer or pen and paper, and a work in progress, if you want!
This meditative writing retreat:
allows the experience of travel to be your teacher
gives you leisurely time and a lovely setting to write all the while digging deeper into your artistic repertoire
offers you inspiration, instruction and guidance to reflect on adventures (past, present or future)
unlocks a community of contemplative friends with whom to safely share (you can decide whether or not you are comfortable sharing your writing)
You will write as a contemplative traveler, pilgrim and sojourner. You will incorporate all five (or six) senses into your writing scenes and find structure for your stories. You will learn how to revise your work to make it sing, cry, or laugh out loud.
On April 27, 2019, the Wrede little one-room country schoolhouse, just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, hosted ten students for inspiration and tutoring in the art of travel journal writing. The organizers promoted the workshop as Vacation Journal Writing, which attracted people from their early teens to their mid-seventies. Continue reading “Vacation Travel Journal Writing Workshop”→
Another way to revise our travel stories (or any story or scene) is to use the senses to describe the setting, the characters, and the action. Using the words “I smell…, we heard…, or you may taste…” is NOT the point. We can imply the senses by using rhythm with our words or utilizing descriptors that convey the sense itself. Continue reading “Revise a draft using the five senses.”→