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Escaping to Write – A Mini Retreat…

November 7, 2014


This post was created and scheduled ahead of time as I will actually be traveling to Jasper in the Rocky Mountains when it goes live. My friend, Linda and I are going to spend the weekend writing our NaNoWriMo novels surrounded by the magnificence of mountains and spectacular views. Our accommodation is a log walled lodge with a roaring fireplace, perfect for sitting beside with laptop and a glass of wine. As you can see from the photo it is a stunning setting.

We will explore the surrounding area on short walks to refresh mind and body and may do some sightseeing as well – it depends on how the muse is performing. Escaping to indulge in my writing is always a treat and one I rarely (if ever) pass by.


You are not a writer of you do not write. Find the time – even if it’s 500 words, a short story or a paragraph. Novel’s don’t write themselves. Erin Niumata.

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So how about a prompt about escaping to indulge in your writing?

Describe your perfect retreat, space or venue for writing without interruption.


  1. Hope you had a relaxing and inspiring weekend, and that you were able to make great progress on your novel. The pictures you posted on Facebook were lovely – Jasper is a gorgeous area, whatever the weather or season!


  2. I am sure it will be a nice relaxing and productive time ! Let the wine and words flow on. It is a beautiful spot for sure. Still struggling with my shoulder but the sun is shinning and my sweet cook is in the kitchen! Hugs!


  3. You girls have fun. J I will be in Canmore next week, relaxing, sewing, wriritng, and being active ( yoga, hikes and the pool, ahh) There may be wine involved , too. Luv YA!




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