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Why Retreat?

19 Jul Posted by in Meetings | Comments
Why Retreat?
 

Writing can be a solitary activity. We spend so much time researching our ideas, contemplating how to best express them, reading other fiction, and books about our craft. The actual writing is done almost exclusively alone, either in total silence or with our favorite music blocking out the other sounds in our world. We long for these alone times, when we can be the most productive.

Happily, we have discovered that there are other people with the same talents, and we get a lot of benefit out of spending time with them. American Christian Fiction Writers, and especially the Arkansas chapter, are full of like minds who are eager to help us. We love our monthly meetings, but they seem all too short.

We may be fortunate enough to attend a conference in another city or state. These are tremendous chances for networking and getting in touch with the professional world of writing. Tremendously exciting, and often tremendously overwhelming.

Enter the annual ACFW-Arkansas Chapter retreat. A weekend with our favorite people, learning about our favorite activity. Even better, we are in a beautiful, quiet setting, where we can listen for God’s leading. Retreat!

This year, we have an opportunity to learn from a speaker with a huge audience. Tricia Goyer is a world traveler, an inspirational writer, speaker, blogger and missionary. We have a chance to pick the brain of a published fiction author who understands raising a family. Experienced with fiction, non-fiction, historical, contemporary, Amish fiction and a novelization of a popular movie.

Our retreat is always a great experience. We are planning ahead and reserving a weekend dedicated to following God’s plan for our lives. Send in your registration now and join us!

Cost: $90.00 for two nights at the beautiful Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas October 7 and 8. If more than 10 of us register, we will be able to include the cost of food in the fee. Contact Jenny Carlisle with questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

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