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Writing Retreats

The Writing Practice: Methodology and Camaraderie

Melanie Bishop | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

As for methods of getting work done, it's not that complicated. You can write, for hours and hours without stopping, even to eat, or you can write with breaks.

How to Keep Your Writing Warm When You Can't Write

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Unfortunately, a writing retreat, there's always the letdown. You come back and family life is the same exhilarating, exhausting Bermuda Triangle it always is. And there your bag sits with those fresh pages of your novel, untouched, as mine has been for the past four days since coming home.

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Retreat

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I love my husband, my house, my work, my kids. But, like most writers, I fantasize about a room of one's own, a place where the cell phone doesn't ring and nobody knocks on my door.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child--and to Publish a Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

The title of Hilary Clinton's bestselling book, IT TAKES A VILLAGE: AND OTHER LESSONS CHILDREN TEACH US, was based on an African phrase. We all know t...

Why You Need a Writing Retreat and How to Make the Most of It

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

A writing retreat could be just what you need to start that novel, finish your chapbook of poetry, or revise the short story you've been meaning to send out. So how do you manage a writing retreat, especially if time and money are scarce?

How to Write Like a Cat During the Holidays

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

I happened to spot my cat, MiniWheat, curled in his favorite sunny spot, and realized I could learn a lot from him. I may not be stalking rodents, but I'm stalking great sentences, and they're equally difficult prey.

Wellness Immersion Retreat = New Year, New Plans

Jen Grisanti | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
Jen Grisanti

Celebrating the New Year often symbolizes a fresh start and a new beginning for each one of us. We reflect on the year past and give gratitude for our...