A REAL PLACE WITH REAL PEOPLE…HOW WONDERFUL! AND A LITTLE BEYOND ONE’S COMFORT ZONE. B UT…OH, TO FREACH OUT AND GRASP !
Writers have been portrayed as being difficult to live with within most communities. Eccentric, demanding, prone to the lifestyle of a hermit, we still reach out for a collective group of likeminded people.
Blogging helps with this. We pour our struggles and frustrations onto a ‘virtual page’ and it circumnavigates the globe in an instant. Normally, support comes back to us, but not always.
Participating in writers’ residencies, workshops, retreats, critique circles and other groups intended to knit us together with understanding fellow writers, can be positive or negative depending on the sensitivities of those involved, and how they mesh with ours.
On October 1, 2015, I set out on a journey which included nine other writers. For two weeks we co-existed in a beautiful former inn on the corner of Main Street and Pease’s Point Way in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The word is Wampanoag for ‘land between the currents.’ How…
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