There were so many good things about this retreat! I loved the total isolation from the world where all the ordinary things of daily life were put on hold. No work, cooking, washing, school pick-ups or involvement in the dramas of others lives.
This “away time” was such a gift and gave me space to order my thoughts and see where the writing was going. Marnie’s helpful talks, fun tasks and personal coaching was amazing. She seems to know what you’re going to think before you do yourself. Sharing with the other memoirists was invaluable too. Some were just beginning, others were near the end, but all had something to contribute and something to learn.
A warm, encouraging experience that’ll stay with me and, I’m sure, inform any writing I do way into the future.
Marnie is truly a treasure.