Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Who even has a typewriter anymore? And who says writing has to be so hard?
Most of us have a story to tell–even if it is the story of our own life that we can write down and examine and learn more about ourselves and our lives in the process.
Storytelling is one of the sacred tasks we have on this planet to open up the creative flow we can all tap into as co-creators of our lives and destinies. So even if you never PLAN to publish your work for anyone’s eyes except your own or a very select group, writing is an honorable and age-old task for any one of us to undertake.
This is why I have started offering writer’s parties in New York City. People need a safe, easy, non-judgmental space in which to create, without the angst, separation and isolation many people feel they need when they write. Writing IS fun AND a social activity AND a necessity in our changing and changeable times.
We’re taking our Writer’s party on the road to write, read, relax and get our energy elevated to write out our hearts and souls. A maximum of 10 writers will be selected to join us at historic Teel House for a weekend of creative, intuitive and practical knowledge to jumpstart or bolster whatever type of writing you are working on.
Friday night will be our opening ceremony, a shared dinner and intention-setting for our time together. Saturday morning we explore topics of creativity, inspiration and breaking through the blocks that keep us from writing the way we want to. Saturday afternoon, we get down to the nitty-gritty of fiction and non-fiction writing. Sunday morning we map out completing our projects and share our work together one final time.
During this Writer’s Party weekend, the rules are the same–you BYOB–bring your own beverage–we’ll supply the rest, including:
- meditation, movement and motivation for your creative output
- shared and separate writing time to work on your project
- comraderie and critiques of fellow writers
- workshop workbook which will include all worksheets, planners, and other information discussed during the conference
- all meals, including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and meatatarian selections
Just make sure to bring your computer, writing implements, pads, paper, journals or however you like to pour out your creative input.
The workshop will take place at Teel House located in Norwich, Connecticut. Teel boasts lots of nooks and crannies for writing, reading, sharing, contemplation and meditation. There is also a pool table in the men’s parlor and a karaoke machine in the ballroom for those looking for a different sort of diversion. Lodging is available for a nominal fee per night.
Your hostess, Dee Savoy, is the National Bestselling Author of over a dozen novels and novellas. She has published with Kensington Publishing, BET Books, and Kimani Press, a division of Harlequin Books. She has won two Emma Awards and her work has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times, and other publications. Her latest novel, Almost Paradise features Yasmin Cole of her beloved Thorne/Ward series and will be available in 2017.