Once a year members of my RWA chapter pack up our laptops, a lot of food, and our creativity and trek up to the Irish Hills of Michigan for our Brainstorming weekend.
Though it could easily turn into a weekend of chit-chat and fun, we’re a determined group and average “brainstorming” twenty – thirty stories in that weekend. We also get in a lot of hours of dedicated writing.
You may be asking yourself how someone who has said over and over that she’s not a plotter benefit from such a weekend. The answer is that this pantster uses plotting tools throughout the writing process, just not before I begin to write.
In addition, for me, it’s a weekend of digging deep into my stories. It’s also about timed writing sprints and socializing with other who get the writer experience.
It’s about productivity and renewal.
And maybe, that’s the best thing about being a writer with such a fabulous support group. I don’t too many people in other professions who can say a “working weekend” is good for their spirit and well-being.
Stay tuned to my social media over the weekend and look for a recap here next week. Twitter people: #overheardatbrainstorm13 promises to be full of laughs.