Write 4 a Day: Sun 18 Sep

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. There is:

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi(!)

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you! We haven’t had to limit attendance yet, but it’s getting to be a consideration. If you want to be sure to reserve a space, email me via the contact form.

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $20 fee for the space (cash/check/PayPal/$15 for HVWG members) and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – 10am-5pm

2016:  Sep 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18 / 2017: dates soon!

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

Detailed directions:

90 west to exit 1S

20 west to

146 west to

156 west to

254/Pleasant Valley Road (the left turn after the turn to East Berne)

The road winds along. Continue past the stop sign at Barber Corners, around two bends to the right and then down into the valley; look for the yellow house with a green roof and garage on the right hand side, just past the Browne Farm’s big brown barn with all the quilts. It looks like this:

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Write 4 a Day: May 22

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. There is:

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi(!)

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you! We haven’t had to limit attendance yet, but it’s getting to be a consideration. If you want to be sure to reserve a space, email me via the contact form.

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $20 fee for the space (cash/check/PayPal) and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – 10am-5pm

2016: May 22, June NO MEETING, July 17, Aug 28, Sep 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

Detailed directions:

90 west to exit 1S

20 west to

146 west to

156 west to

254/Pleasant Valley Road (the left turn after the turn to East Berne)

The road winds along. Continue past the stop sign at Barber Corners, around two bends to the right and then down into the valley; look for the yellow house with a green roof and garage on the right hand side, just past the Browne Farm’s big brown barn with all the quilts. It looks like this:

2015-09-20 08.52.45 How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job

Write 4 a Day: Sunday 20 March

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. While I shall be hosting the events, let me be clear that there is

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you!

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $20 fee for the space (cash/check/PayPal) [$15 for HVWG members] and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – Sunday March 20 10am-5pm

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

Detailed directions:

90 west to exit 1S

20 west to

146 west to

156 west to

254/Pleasant Valley Road (the left turn after the turn to East Berne)

Continue along past the stop sign at Barber Corners, around two bends to the right and then down into the valley; look for the yellow house and garage on the right hand side.

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Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve a whole day to pursue your writing? (or reading or drawing or –)

The next Write 4 a Day writing retreat is scheduled for this Sunday, January 24, 10-5 at Universal Pathways in Berne, NY. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ just a few miles from the capital!

Join us in this lovely location for a day dedicated to your creative work. Just $20 to cover the rental of the place, bring a dish to share at midday or a lunch for yourself. Chat with the other folks or put your head down for uninterrupted work.

The choice is yours!

Directions here (and yes, we’ll be keeping an eye on the weather this weekend)

Write 4 a Day: Sunday Nov 22

#NaNoWriMo edition

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. While I shall be hosting the events, let me be clear that there is

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you!

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $20 fee for the space + food (a dish to share or your own lunch); to pay in advance, send the money via Paypal

WHEN – Sunday November 22, 10am-5pm (no December meeting: spring dates soon!)

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

Detailed directions:

90 west to exit 1S

20 west to

146 west to

156 west to

254/Pleasant Valley Road (the left turn after the turn to East Berne)

Continue along past the stop sign at Barber Corners, around two bends to the right and then down into the valley; look for the yellow house and garage on the right hand side.

2015-09-20 08.52.45

Write 4 a Day Begins!

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All was in readiness for the folks to arrive — which is to say I spent most of Saturday afternoon making sure cobwebs would not surprise visitors (they appear so quickly) and persuading most of the arachnids to vacate the chicken house so we could use it as a ‘quiet’ place for people who wanted to be sure not to have any noise. The temple was quiet space too and got good use. Most of the chatting ended up being quiet, too. I was glad people were mindful of others. It all seemed to go very well. I will be emailing folks this week for feedback, so I can let you know in their words what they thought.

I found the Pan statue in a closet while I was looking for something to use as a ‘private’ sign for the office. He seemed to hit just the right jaunty note so I have decided he will be our guiding spirit of creativity. Looking forward to next month’s gathering (Sunday October 25).

As I told a few people on Sunday, I finally discovered the kind of party I am good at giving: everybody quietly entertains themselves and I don’t have to do much. 😉

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. While I shall be hosting the events, let me be clear that there is

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you!

WHAT – $20 fee for the space + any food you wish to eat (there’s a kitchen)

WHEN – inaugural meeting: Sunday, 20 September 2015, 10am-5pm

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

Universal Pathways

I’m working on making How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job into a more comprehensive guide. People have told me I need to provide a little more information and practical steps to reach the level of preparedness in that guide, so I’m using Write 4 a Day as an opportunity for me to develop a better guide that will help people carve out the necessary time in their busy lives and make the best use of that time, too. I also figure this will be a great way to get folks from all the writing communities I’m in to meet each other. Writing is hard: friends help!

By necessity, this will be a moveable feast as far as dates go, but I will try to get the word out in a timely manner.