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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What's a Write Out Day?

Recently, I was lassoed into a Write Out at the Broadmoor with my WFTJ writers friends. I must admit though, it didn’t take a lot of convincing. Spending the day with my favorite people is incentive enough, but when you throw in the Broadmoor , I’m hooked.

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of work I accomplished. As social as I am, I didn’t anticipate a highly productive writing day.

“We have to do this more often,” I reflected aloud as my fingers flew over the keys.

“Um hmm,” they muttered into their laptops.

The creativity was flowing so freely, I thought of asking for a ‘to go’ box, or at the very least, another couple of days.

Convinced yet? Ready to plan your own? Below are a few tips.

What to bring to a write out:

  • Laptop
  • Cord for laptop
  • Lunch money
  • Water
  • Chocolate
  • Idea’s
  • Camera
  • Pen and paper
  • Light jacket
  • Reading glasses
  • Ipod

Other tips:

  • Turn off your cell phone -Leave your family problems at home. They'll survive without you.
  • Make a plan – stick to a schedule
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take several projects so you can chose one that inspires you
  • Go somewhere away from home
  • Be prepared to socialize – but not too much.

Reasons to Plan a Write Out:

  • Spend an entire day writing, free from distractions
  • To bounce ideas off each other
  • The creative energy is palatable


Andrea said...

WOW...sounds pretty close to heaven.
Blessings, andrea

Paulette Harris said...

Ah....there is nothing better to do sometimes than write at the Broadmoor. It is so beautiful, full of history and inspiration. I love it there.

Blessings! :)

Paulette Harris

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