Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time. . . We must prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

Brenda Ueland

 Writing from Nature workshops will return in 2022!

Plans include: two one-day workshops in Connecticut, one weekend workshop on Stone Pond in southwestern New Hampshire, and various two-hour workshops with small groups in Connecticut. 

Writers are born, and then made. We are compelled to write. Writing usually chooses the writer; it feels like a calling. Writing is a solitary job but requires a community to thrive. We face this paradox every working day. We need a strong community. We need the right community.

At times the unknown judgements of the public, the editors, the literary agents, the mothers and fathers can slow down or halt progress.

My workshops are tailored to the way I felt as a new writer. I encourage new ideas without judgement. I help you become your best selves. The noise of the literary world can intrude on our particular voices. Of course, other published writers also inspire us, and genres of writing provide a place for us to land as we make our writing careers.

Writing from Nature

Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.

Henry David Thoreau

For more information:

chris@chriswoodside.com

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