|L-R: Dee Dee Chumley, Kelly Bristow, Sonia Gensler, Lisa Marotta, Martha Bryant|
Fellow Inkling Lisa Marotta led our 2012 summer Inklings retreat by guiding us through a series of exercises designed to help us identify our own passions, how those passions appear in our writing, and how we can nurture an audience and develop a relationship with others by letting them get to know our passions.
I learned A LOT.
The weather felt like fall, so we didn't get to swim. Mostly we had workshops, critiqued pieces, and took walks.
|Appreciating the scenery during a walk with Lisa and Dee Dee. (Photo courtesy of Sonia Gensler)|
Since the focus was on "platform," we thought we'd build one for Lisa. Okay, I STRONGLY encouraged the others to do it, but it gets the point across, right? Note: I am not bossy. I just have good ideas.:)
|Lisa on platform|
If you can't play princess with your friends, then I don't want to grow up.
|Inklings lake tiaras|
Lisa Marotta conducted the weekend workshops in such a way that when it was over, I announced, "I would pay a lot of money for this experience."
So...other authors, take note and contact her! You won't be sorry.