Writers Creativity Jam

Gregg Fraley hosts and facilitates a monthly Writers Creativity Jam in Three Oaks, Michigan. edwardheronv2 If you are a Writer, or desire to write, and,

  • You’re considering a writing project — but have not moved into action
  • Have a manuscript — but have hit a roadblock or have lost motivation
  • Need a change of scenery to reflect, think, and make notes about a writing project
  • Have writers block and want help breaking through
  • Wish to network, talk shop, and learn with other writers about all matters writing

Come join us at the next Writer’s Creativity Jam. Yes, it’s a workshop, but with a difference. It’s hosted and facilitated by a noted, fun loving, experienced creativity expert. The setting is quiet, calm, and gloriously beautiful, a Walden Pond in Michigan’s Harbor Country.  What happens?

  • You’ll meet other writers, work together, and work alone to take your project to the next level
  • Distractions are kept to a minimum, cell phones are checked, and web access is limited
  • Since Jams are limited to 12 or less people, you’ll get personal attention
  • It starts officially on Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM (EST) and ends Sunday evening at 5:00 PM
  • Facilitated networking means you’ll meet and learn from everyone
  • Structured activities for writing challenge exploration, idea generation, and action planning, including Improv games (voluntary), storytelling, guided visualizations, and more
  • Facilitated sessions for solving writer’s challenges, working individually as well as in groups
  • Tools and techniques for proposing, selling, and promoting published work
  • Readings and feedback sessions (voluntary, and with an emphasis on positivity)
  • Focused solitary writing sessions
  • Time and space to reflect — a Chartres style labyrinth for walking meditation is on-premises
  • Time to fish, hike, swim, ride bikes, do yoga, or just write
  • One good party and/or an outing to The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks or Journeyman Distillery

You’ll walk away with:

  • Ideas you can use — lots of ideas
  • New material created and a specific plan on how to move forward
  • Motivation to get projects underway and finished
  • New tools and techniques for addressing writing challenges
  • You’ll continue to learn from, and work with, new friends and colleagues
  • A signed copy of Gregg Fraley’s business novel: Jack’s Notebook (a useful tool for problem solving)

The Venue

  • The country home (aka “The Tree House”) of Author and Creativity Facilitator, Gregg Fraley
  • Ten Acres of old growth woods with walking paths
  • A two acre pond with fish, snapping turtles, and a paddle boat
  • A wide variety of birds and their lovely sounds and sights
  • A four person hot tub
  • Three miles from the artisan village Three Oaks or New Buffalo, Michigan (close to many hotels and B&B’s)
  • 90 minutes from Chicago O’Hare or Loop

Participants can stay at a nearby B&B or hotel (five minute drive). Food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. The cost is $135.00. The Next Jam is: May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014. Email to: gregg@greggfraley to reserve your spot and arrange payment. Schedule: July 18, 19, 20 — 2014 August 8, 9, 10 — 2014