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Writing Retreats

My Problem With Being Present

Dina L. Relles | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

This is how I live. Looking out more than in. Worrying about perception, appeasing others more than asserting myself. Never acknowledging the intensity of my inner strength, buried, somewhere down underneath it all.

6 Survival Tips for Women Writers

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Leave home. I don't care if you borrow a friend's empty kitchen while she's away for the weekend, sign up for a writing retreat, or rent a motel room, but find a way to get out of your house. Your family will survive and you will come to embrace this time, making the almighty leap between caretaker and woman writer easier.

How To You Kill Your Darlings and Lose 100 Pages

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

At any rate, I managed to whittle the book down to 480 pages in three days. In doing so, here's what I learned about the art of murder by red pen...

6 Tips for Taking Yourself on a Successful, Budget-Friendly Writing Retreat

EricSmith | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
EricSmith

Writing retreats don't have to be these extravagant, expensive outings. And while there are a lot of amazing opportunities out there for authors to getaway with other writers, it's also really easy to take yourself on a retreat. And not just any retreat, but a budget-friendly one.

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...