A Zipline to a Publishing Contract

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

I don’t know about you, but I feel as though there is a huge gap between unpublished author and editor of a publishing house. How about you? It’s like there’s a giant chasm and the chasm, depending on what genre you write, is full of gnashing teeth and bodiless claws (fantasy). Or maybe it’s full ...

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The Reluctant Cruiser

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

By Laura Drake I’m not a cruiser. Seriously. I look like a sea lion in a bathing suit, I can’t sit still long enough to watch a movie, I don’t gamble, and that just the thought of me on that wave-making thingy makes me laugh (and check my health insurance for medivac). We take 4,000-mile ...

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The Power of Going on a Writing Retreat with a Bestselling Author

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

Christina Delay, host of Cruising Writers, with Jaye Wells, USA Today Bestselling Authors and past Cruising Writers writing retreat speaker The first time I got invited to one of Margie Lawson’s 5-day immersions with a bestselling author and multi-award-winning authors (who were workshop attendees, not teachers), I almost peed from nervousness, excitement, and oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-this! When ...

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The Power of a 7-Day Writing Retreat with a Literary Agent

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

It wasn’t until our first writing retreat with literary agent, Deidre Knight, president of The Knight Agency, that I realized the immeasurable value of getting to spend seven straight days with a top professional in the writing industry. A typical agent – aspiring author conversation happens under ten minutes with talk central to the author’s story. There ...

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