Writing by the Sea Again

It won’t be long now before I’m writing by the sea again, in the fish house that inspired me last year to set up my “fish house” in the furnace room back home in Ontario.

view from the fish house

I wonder which of the writers attending our Seaside Workshop/Retreat this year will find the magic that can happen when writing there – or in other outbuildings on Nova Scotia’s south shore, or even inside the farmhouse where they’ll be staying, and where the afternoon workshops and lively dinnertime conversations will take place.

Where’s your favourite place to write?

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

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  1. Jan Coates on September 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Well, looking out that window is one of my fav places:)

    And looking at the water anywhere seems to help me get deeply into my writing. Jill, Jackie, Marcia and I will be at the Joli House again from Sept. 27th until Oct. 4th, if you're passing by… Hope you and Peter are well.

  2. Rob Morphy on September 3, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Anywhere I can banish the cares of the world. Port Joli was wonderful. Maybe I'll come again next year.

    I too hope you and Peter are happy and healthy. Big hugs.

    • Kathy on September 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Banishing cares is good, unless you're using them to feed your work. Nice to know you'd think of applying again – with your short stories perhaps because the novel will be finished and submitted by then, right? Hugs backatcha, Rob.

  3. Kathy Stinson on September 4, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Maybe THIS year Peter and I will get over to drop in on you. We've thought of you all this week, of course, as we work on being ready for this year's workshop participants. Hope your (in the plural) writing goes well whatever windows you find yourselves near.

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