The Sylvia Beach Hotel’s Dr. Seuss room is a delightful mixture of childlike fun, primary colors, and of course, SEUSS! We stayed next to it in Agatha Christie (larger room facing the ocean) but if I were coming up to this Oregon B&B by myself I’d book this one for writing inspiration.
Above this furry-footed bed is this sign:
There is a lovely desk for illustrators and writers:
And a chair for reading and playing with the stuffed Seuss animals:
1. Use Dr. Seuss to inspire your writing. Write rhyme. Read Dr. Seuss to get you in the mood of course!
2. You have every writer’s fantasy. You are allowed a month at a retreat. You can go anywhere you want to go. You may bring any reading and writing projects with you. What will you work on? What are your writing goals?
3. What’s stopping you from starting those writing goals NOW? Remember Anne Lamott’s advice in Bird by Bird. Just write a little bit at a time. Don’t look at the huge book, article, paper, or website. Just try writing a paragraph per day or whatever YOU can manage.
4. Give yourself a goal. Cut back on television, surfing the web, socializing, or all of the above. Give yourself 20 minutes a day to write ANYTHING.
5. Check off the days on the calendar when you stick to your plan. Pretty soon you’ll develop a writing routine. THEN you can call yourself a writer!
Tags: Agatha Christie, Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird, Dr. Seuss, Sylvia Beach Hotel, writing goals, Writing in rhyme, Writing Retreats