When you are in a car, beautiful places are a moment;
when you stop the car they are a cluster of moments.
When you walk, beautiful places are an eternity carved into the soul.
The longing is the path. Join us as we explore the world's beautiful pathways, and meet the true writer within. Walk & Write your way home. Guidance, encouragement and support available throughout the journey. For new and experienced writers. Share your triumphs and challenges with a small group of writing buddies. Led by a skilled and experienced facilitator.
Walk & Write writing holiday adventures are led by award-winning journalist and author, Stephanie Dale. Steph is the founder of The Write Road - a pathway to writing for new and unpublished writers. She is an experienced long distance walker who believes in the power of both walking and writing for wellbeing.Read on!
One of the great challenges facing a writer is telling a story that has been told 10,000 thousand times: sunrise, sunset, mountains, rivers, storms. One of a writer’s great pleasures is finding the words that reflect fully their experience of the natural world. Open your senses and seek out your deepest connection to the wild, and return to the page with words of satisfaction, originality and beauty.
Studies show walking is wonderful for the body, mind and spirit. So is traveling. And so is writing! Not theory, hard research. Studies show writing can boost our immune systems, alleviate pain and even increase our employment prospects! Walking and writing together are a brilliant solution for navigating life's challenges, establishing clear pathways forward and bringing forth the story you long to write.
The pilgrim’s guide to packing smart
“Pilgrimage is the art of ancient travel, a subpoena from the heart that defies all common sense. The pilgrim is not unlike a comet, burning off all that is futile and unnecessary until all that is left is the essential, unmalleable core.
6-week book writing motivation course that will help you plan your book and get you started on your writing. Live engagement with your facilitator and your writing buddies. 8 places only.Contact us for more information!
Cathie came along to a writing workshop 3 years ago to take her mind off the drought that had turned her Come-By-Chance property to dust. In October she launched her book of stories about Australian bush women.Diamonds in the Dust
The soul longs to grow ... there is a calling within you to write. You know it. You long to tend to it. You ignore it. You are not alone. With all our heart, we long to write a story of some kind. Whether we want others to read it or not...Read more
There’s nothing like a long walk to get to know the voices in your head. It’s hilarious really . . . until you realise those voices are shaping every moment of every day of your life...Read on...
WANDERING PILGRIM: Walking is a holy endeavour. Our moving pilgrim bodies bridge heaven and earth as we make our way to our sacred destination. Who, how and what we encounter along the way lies in the mighty palm of Mystery. One thing is certain: our hearts will open.Read Sarah's Camino blogs
The most common reason people in our workshops give for not writing is …. the fear of wasting time! If you have a story rattling around inside you and you want to know why wasting time is important, read Stephanie Dale's editorial in Country Web.Country Web editorial
Congratulations Liz Chappell on the launch of her first book, Celebrate the Seasons: A garden memoir of New England. ``Your workshops last year certainly put me on track and I've taken your suggestions on board - I'm delighted with the production of my gardening book.``Check out Celebrate the Seasons!
“The purpose of The Write Road is recovery – recovering human voices that have fallen silent, recovering spirits that are suffering for lack of hope, recovering the will to claim what is rightfully ours.” The Write Road founder Stephanie Dale delivering the keynote address at the CRANAplus national conference in Alice Springs.
If you would like more information about Walk & Write adventure writing holidays or you’d like to invite us along on a walk you already have planned, we’d love to hear from you!
All questions welcome!
We look forward to meeting you.