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Tag Archives: hawthornden

The Lost Religion of Jesus

Rosslyn Chapel.   And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the […]

An afternoon ramble

As promised, a virtual walk on the Hawthornden demesne. (Gosh, I love that word. Don’t get the opportunity to use […]

‘This life I relish, and secure the next.’

Yeah, sorry, I fell off the map again. I was re-revising a novel (and now it’s ready to go out!!!) […]

Flashwrite #10: Make Your Own Ecstasy

The most accurate (and inspiring) definition of the word “ecstasy”… ecstasy = ek + stasis = ‘standing outside oneself‘ …snow […]

“First I was born; and now this.”

(That’s my favorite entry in the Hawthornden leaving book.) I love Mrs. Heinz’s bookplate. (Mrs. Heinz is our benefactress.) The […]

Productivity Forecast

Me:  My goal for Hawthornden is 100 pages. Mumsy:  Sounds do-able. Me:  In a month of no internet? Definitely. Mumsy:  […]

Scotland 2013

My aforementioned good news is that I’ve received a monthlong fellowship at Hawthornden, a writers’ retreat in a castle outside […]

Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.