to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: to act as an advocate: an artist who advocates for his right to create
a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.
a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
Our Advocates idea was inspired by 4 founding Advocates, Leigh Hecking, Sarah Sullivan, Laura Milkins and Jason Crain, while here on retreat in March of 2017.
In addition to the fact that so many previous artists and writers, while on retreat, have been trying to do the same thing for us in the past!
They saw us raising 3 kids, trying to launch La Muse Books, run the retreat, doing renovations to La Muse, and our house next door, as well as trying to write our own books and said, stop.
You need to ask your people, us, for help. You can’t do it all on your own!
So, now, we are asking you for your help.
How Can You Help?
Well, what are you good at? Or better, what do you love doing?
Here are some examples:
American director, Jason, above, is researching ways to fund-raise and organize a patreon and gofundme for La Muse and La Muse Books.
American writer, Leigh, above, writes posts for our blog, and will be editing for La Muse Books.
Australian writer and illustrator, Sarah, loves taking photos, so she took over our Instagram account when she was here on her second retreat, and will be editing for La Muse Books.
Laura loves podcasting and painting. She painted the most beautiful stencils over the three Muses in the Mews on her first retreat, and did two awesome podcasts on her second retreat (3/13/17 and 3/17/17); the first was from one of our Book Breaks, the second, on the wonderful history of the chapel next to La Muse.
English writer, Helen, has written all our posts on walking and hiking trails (more coming).
American poet, Nancy, writes for our blog, will be editing for La Muse Books, and, along with her husband Chris, has been the Hestia of La Muse, many times!
David and Toni, have designed for La Muse Books and represented La Muse at the Edinburgh Book Festival.
In fact, they are all presently writing posts on how you can advocate for La Muse the way they did, whether you are here, or from home:
- How to Donate to La Muse and/or La Muse Books, by Jason Crain.
- How To Write a Blog Post for La Muse and/or La Muse Books, by Leigh Hecking.
- How To Instagram for La Muse and/or La Muse Books, by Sarah Sullivan.
- How To do a Podcast for La Muse/or La Muse Books, by Laura Milkins.
- How To Write about the Walks and Surroundings, by Helen Reynolds.
- How To Represent La Muse at a Book Festival, by Toni Freitas and David Trujillo-Farley.
- 10 Tips How To Video Interview a Writer or Artist on Retreat, by Artem Mozgovoy