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Creative Writing for Wellbeing & Discovery; what can happen when you are curious about the process of writing?

Creative Writing for Wellbeing & Discovery; what can happen when you are curious about the process of writing?

When writing, we tend to concentrate on the finished product; a book, a poem or an essay. But, what happens if, instead of focusing on the outcome, we focus on the actual process of writing itself? This is what I began to explore in 2018 when, as a volunteer, I started to run Creative Writing for Wellbeing sessions. As we progressed through the sessions, I discovered that the participants benefited enormously from this type of writing in a group.  It…

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10 Reasons why you should run a writing retreat

10 Reasons why you should run a writing retreat

Have you ever thought about running a writing retreat? There’s no doubt that retreats are great opportunity to do something different that your writers will love. I hosted my first writing retreat in our tiny mountain village in Andalucía, Spain for a UK based client. The client, a coach who writes non-fiction for business purposes, brought three emerging writers with her to spend five days focusing on their writing. The writers loved it. They got the opportunity to spend quality…

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Morning writing; setting yourself up for a great day

Morning writing; setting yourself up for a great day

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with morning writing. While it’s not my first attempt at writing early in the morning, I have noticed that my morning writing has taken a different course. Therapeutic writing In the past I have used free flow or unconscious writing as a technique to 1) rant and get rid of stress and negative emotions without upsetting anyone else 2) to clarify my thoughts when I have needed to make an important decision Some…

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