What Happens in France…I share!

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

France was a dream retreat. Not only did our retreaters receive quality craft teaching, but they also got valuable insights into the European markets from Kobo Writing Life and from Literary Translations. Things I’ve never before realized…like you have to reinvent your author self in another country. It’s not just the language barrier, it’s not just ...

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Magic Starts to Begin Happening

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

I recently started watching Emeril Lagasse’s new show “Eat the World” on Amazon. Have you seen it? I’m absolutely in love because: It’s free on Amazon. It supports everything I believe about creatives working together. Emeril himself says, in the opening credits of the show, “When chefs get together, magic begins to start happening.” OMG! Did you ...

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The Magic of the Collective Creative

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

I’ve been reading a lot about creativity. It fascinates me. What is this thing, this voice, that whispers stories and characters and other worlds to us? Some authors claim they have ghosts whisper untold bits of history to them. Others feel this cannot-be-ignored pressure to write. Others sit down and pour out the hard stuff, ...

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Getting Real with Networking

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

Does this picture make anyone else want to run back to their hotel room? Writing conferences are prime places to meet new people, make new connections, and network.  Ugh. If you’re anything like me, the word networking makes you want to be sick and join a convent or a monastery and take a vow of silence, all ...

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