Can Writers Control Their Muse?

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

Muses are probably the most cursed beings to ever exist. When they visit, they bring with them the highest of highs…creative power. Artists, writers, and philosophers have long praised the muse. And cursed her when she left.    I wish I could write easily. I’m one of those guys who’s visited by the muse when ...

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Writers Need 4 Types of Creative Infusions

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

Writers are solitary creatures. We’re mythical beasts that live in caves and produce magic from our fingertips that influence everyone in the world, no exceptions.  A writer is the most powerful creature to exist in the universe.  But even such powerful beings need food and drink and yes, occasionally some company. A writer’s food and drink ...

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The Pricelessness of Experience

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Writing Retreat | No Comments

The Unscheduled Value of a Retreat I’ve been to multiple industry conferences. I’ve attended more writing workshops than I have fingers and toes. I’ve participated in and hosted five-day long writing intensives in my home. And if I could place a price tag on each individual experience, the highest valued item would go to… Other ...

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Margie Lawson on Deep Editing Power

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Speakers, Writing Retreat | No Comments

Cruise. Network. Pitch. Learn!  The first two days on the cruise are big learning opportunities. We’ll dig deep into four topics: The EDITS System: The Ultimate Fix-Your-Scene Power Tool Writing Fresh Body Language and Dialogue Cues Top 20 Rhetorical Devices for Fiction Writers Not Your Mama’s Character Descriptions If you’re an Immersion Master Class grad, ...

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Deidre Knight on a Writing Retreat

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Speakers, Writing Retreat | No Comments

What is your favorite part about the agent client relationship? The best part, for me, is the collaborative effort to create the best story possible. I’m a very hands-on, editorial agent. That means my clients and I establish some incredible camaraderie as we work on our common goals—putting their work in front of editors who ...

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