A Writer’s Paradise

Photo taken by ME at Chetzemoka State Park – Port Townsend , WA

So…In case you don’t know, I love the state of Washington….especially Seattle and the surrounding area.
I visited with my daughter and some friends in September 2009 and loved it so much that I flew back out (all the way from little ole’ Tennessee) to share it with the hubs after less than a month.
I fell in love with Seattle, stared in awe from the rocky bluffs of Friday Harbor as the sun set the sky ablaze, watched a festival on the streets of Port Townsend, and got completely lost in the Liberty Bay bookstore in Poulsbo.

All I could think was that, “This is where I should live.” 
From the markets to the art, from the ocean to the mountains, from the cool nights to the rain….it was all exactly me.
A year later…when I started my blog and began Tweeting, I soon realized that every other writer in the world obviously felt the same way.
Okay…I’m exaggerating on gargantuan levels, but there does happen to be an odd saturation of writers in the Northwestern corner of our country.
I mean, most days I feel like The Lone Writer here in Tennessee. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have all the writing goodies Seattleites have.  For instance, I Googled one website that listed 11 Writing Conferences held in Washington this year alone.
The place is a Writer’s Paradise!
You can sit by the ocean at a whale watching park and write. You can sit atop a snow-capped mountain with views of the sea and write. You can slip away into a rainforest and write, or spend a day in a coffee shop while watching the rain.
It was truly one of the most breathtaking and inspiring places I’ve ever seen, so if you have never been…GO. Ask me for tips, I can help you with a great itinerary…Just GO.
If you can’t tell, I’m itching to go back πŸ™‚
Oh…And visit The Writer’s Workshoppe website. The Writer’s Workshoppe is located in Port Townsend, WA. Check out their Writer’s Block Coffee and Chocolate!!!!

Here are a few of my pics from the area:


  1. Your photos are gorgeous! I've lived up here in the foothills of the North Cascades for six years and you're right, it's a fabulous place for writers. The WWA SCBWI Spring Conference in Redmond, WA is always a blast.

    One thing I noticed about your photos, no dark, dreary rainy days ^_^

    Where I live, we get about one month of summer weather, in a good year.

    Very conducive to staying home in front of the fire writing books.

  2. @Angelina C. Hansen Angelina…I know! Out of the week in September and the week in October, I experienced all of ONE drizzly day. That was it. The sun shined the rest of the time. The days were very comfortable and the nights cool but it was fabulous.

  3. I've heard Washington State is beautiful. How lovely. We're thinking of taking a trip out there next year. I've heard the coastline is just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  4. @Loree Huebner It is Loree. We traveled around the northwestern tip all the way down to Portland, Oregon. The coast is beautiful and natural…most of it is National Park so there is little man-made disturbance. Gorgeous.

  5. It truly is stunning there! I'm super lucky because my parents recently moved to a village just outside of Port Townsend which gives me a brilliant reason to visit every year. In fact, I'm leaving in a few weeks. I plan to sit by the ocean and write, write, write!!!
    Thanks for sharing your pics!