Left Bank Writers Retreat Writing Workshop in Paris Offers New Year’s Resolution Writing Tips Inspired by Hemingway

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Writers with a New Year’s resolution to improve their writing can get 2015 off to a great start following Hemingway-inspired writing tips from the Left Bank Writers Retreat. Registering for the six-day writing workshop held in Paris each June, which combines writing sessions with touring of Lost Generation literary sights, can help provide a goal to keep the writing resolution strong throughout the new year.

The Left Bank Writers Retreat welcomes fiction and memoir writers, poets and playwrights.

Even when Hemingway was struggling to sell anything, he approached writing seriously, maintained his routine, and networked.

Writers with a combination of “work on my writing” and “see the world” at the top of their New Year’s resolution lists will want to consider the Left Bank Writers Retreat held in Paris each June. The six-day Left Bank Writers Retreat writing workshop will take place June 14-19, 2015, and includes morning writing sessions, coaching and one-on-one time with the instructor for a maximum of eight writers, as well as daily café lunches, admission to museums and area sights, an excursion to Montmartre, a picnic on the banks of the Seine and a literary tour visiting many of the sights featured in the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris” and Ernest Hemingway’s famed memoir “A Moveable Feast.” Cost of the writing workshop and experiential travel opportunity is $1,999.

Registering for the 2015 session now will set a concrete mid-year goal that gives writers something to work toward and keep their motivation strong, explains Left Bank Writers Retreat founder and host Darla Worden. “The writers who have attended the retreat make a commitment to their writing, they want to experiment, they want to improve, and maybe even work on voice and style,” she says. “What better city than Paris and what better teacher than Hemingway for working on writing? We’re in Paris, writing, eating and drinking wine – writers return home rejuvenated.”

The 2015 Left Bank Writers Retreat this June will include a visit the newly opened Picasso museum. Other highlights include a Seine boat ride and lunch at the famous Closerie des Lilas, where Hemingway wrote much of The Sun Also Rises.

To help writers get their resolutions off to a great start for the new year, Worden has pulled together her top three Hemingway-inspired writing tips they can employ immediately:

1.    Adopt a writing routine: Hemingway rose with the sunrise, often began by writing correspondence to “get the juices flowing,” then stopped writing when he was in a good place to begin the next day.
2.    Approach writing like a business: Even when Hemingway was struggling to sell anything, he approached writing seriously, maintained his routine, and networked to find people who could help him.
3.    Travel for inspiration: Many of Hemingway’s stories are set in places where he traveled – Paris, Spain, Africa. Writers can expand their experiences and knowledge of places by exploring the world and writing about it. “The Left Bank Writers Retreat has served a double purpose for some of our attending writers in that respect,” adds Worden. “They improve their writing through the hands-on work we do while they’re in Paris – and then bring back new experiences and a firsthand knowledge of Paris itself to use as a setting, plot element or source of inspiration in their work after they return home.”

Left Bank Writers Retreat facilitator and host Darla Worden is a writer and public relations professional who lives in Denver, Colo. and spends a month in Paris each summer. Worden, interviewed in Insider Perks about her love of travel, has written widely for magazines and authored several books. She writes the popular blog Frenchophile and is currently working on a book about Hemingway’s Paris.

About the Left Bank Writers Retreat:
Now in its seventh year, the Left Bank Writers Retreat welcomes fiction and memoir writers, poets and playwrights. Writers wishing to join the retreat will find an application and complete registration information at http://www.leftbankwriters.com. The retreat takes place on the historic Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris. Writers arrange their own lodging and transportation to Paris. For additional information, visit http://www.leftbankwriters.com.

Darla Worden, WordenGroup Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 303.777.7667

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