Did you miss me this week? Wonder why I was so quiet?
Awww I hope so peeps….. No… ok then I won’t feel bad about it then …..I had…
A wonderful week spent writing, critiquing, writing, listening, talking…. Oh and drinking copious amounts of wine! No kids or men…..just like minded ladies who write and write we did under the guidance of Annie better known as Anne Louise O’Connell .An award-winning Canadian Author, Anne’s first novel, Mental Pause, a murder mystery/suspense with an unusual twist, won an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) for best adult fiction. If you enjoy reading about international intrigue and cultural clashes, you’ll love Deep Deceit. If you like what you read, there’s more to come in Deep Freeze, the next installment in the Susan Morris Expat Mystery series.
My second Writers Retreat …once again… it didn’t disappoint. It was a time to renew acquaintances from last year and meet new ones.
Walks along the beach which culminated in sitting under palms writing about being a beach bum……. Mine as usual had a little twist..ha ha
A boat trip to Koh Panyee a floating village built on bamboo stilts rising out of the sea ..Passing sheer, limestone karts.. so dramatic….. rising vertically out of the emerald green water….we wrote about the sounds, smells, sights our choices of themes…..Who is that colouful character? What an unusual smell…That was music to my ears or I’ve never tasted anything like it…which one spoke to my inner writer?…… a stroll through those tiny walkways of uneven boards…… with stalls showcasing beautiful pearls, wood carvings , brightly coloured sarongs and so much more…along side all this.. day to day life meandered slowly… .inspired ..oh yes…..and we wrote….
Eyes closed and finger poised where on the map would I land? a slip of paper pulled from an envelope…. what would I be? What other word would I pick ? My country Uruguay, my profession a ” Retired Prostitute” and gracious to boot…ha ha.. so armed with my 2 words and a country I wrote.
I hope this gives you some idea of the many themes, words or pictures which were our prompts….which made you think and made you write…I was amazed at the stories which came out from us..all different ..all amazing tales….we had so much fun, we worked and played hard.
If you like to join me next year , it would be lovely for me to actually meet some of my blogging friends..check out Annie’s website http://www.globalwritingsolutions.com/Writers_retreat.html ..I would so love to meet some of you… it is hard work but fun and we had participants from Dubai, New York, Calgary all with lots of tales to tell.
So until next all you lovely bloggers and I may ..Just may ….tell you a story about the elusive ” Pink Ape” Love you all until next time Carol ( Caz) xxx