Patricia Ann Chaffee
Patricia Ann Chaffee 

Professional Writer ~ Spiritual Director ~ Retreat Guide ~ Expressive Arts Facilitator ~ Simple Living Advocate 

Check out the latest newsletter..And register for the next Creating A Writing Life Retreat on August 17 in Madison, CT.

Creating A Writing Life                                                           August 2019

Brene Brown has been researching and writing about our vulnerability and bravery for years. Her work is inspiring and an affirmation about embracing our authenticity. What better way to do that than through our writing. In this newsletter you'll see two authors who have done just that. Patty Copp and Geri Brown honored their authenticity, and call to write their stories and put them out into the world.

For over a decade I have been working with emerging writers through Creating A Writing Life retreats and programs. This summer is the last of the retreats in the way I do them now, and I'm moving on to other writing projects. Stay tuned to learn more about that.

It takes some bravery to make changes in life doesn't it... But when we do,  it can be like a breath of fresh air. Owning our stories and truly embracing what we feel called to do can be terrifying. I remember moving to the CT shoreline to take a job as a journalist at a local newspaper about 13 years ago.  I was terrified. I had no idea what I was doing but I figured it out.

I love this quote by Elizabeth Gilbert..."Respect and appreciate the fear. Invite it along, but don't let it drive." Join me on the 17th at Mercy By the Sea for the last of this kind of CAWL retreat . And stay tuned for more news about what my writing life looks like as it develops. I pray that your adventure into a writing life is everything you hope for. Respect the fear...but don't let it drive.


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Inspiring & empowering emerging writers for over a decade !
(and aren't we all emerging in some way?)

(860) 536-0051

July 2017 Creating A Writing Life Retreat at Mercy By the Sea, Madison, CT

June 2017 Retreat at Mercy By the Sea

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