A Place for Group Creativity and Solitude

Groupthink: the brainstorming myth, an article in the New Yorker, got me thinking recently about my writing group and how we’ve benefited from occasionally inviting guest fellow writers to participate in discussions of our projects and to share their work for feedback. It also helped me understand better why the Seaside Writing Workshop/Retreat works so well for the six writers lucky enough to attend each year.

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Is it time to give your current writing project the benefit of ‘groupthink’ (as opposed to ‘brainstorming’ as we’ve long been told is effective) – and the benefit of hours of quiet solitude in which to take advantage of the possibilities that great discussion of your work can open up for you? Deadline for applications is April 30.

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