Guest Post: Writing and Traveling

January 31, 2018By Christina Delay

I’ve always told my boys it’s a big wide world out there and to take every opportunity you can to travel. The experience broadens you. Helps you see things from a different perspective. Allows you an insight into how other people live, cultures, and amazing differences we all have. It rounds you out and helps give understanding to the world around you.

So, how do you bring this all these travel experiences into your writing?

Discovering Your Writing Tribe Through Writing Workshops

January 17, 2018By Christina Delay

Through all the writing conferences and writing workshops I’ve attended over the years, I’ve never been to a single talk that teaches about handling rejection. Rejection’s a hard topic, especially when most of us would rather think about the potential success. Unfortunately, as authors, we’ve chosen to be involved in an industry that requires rejection…and for most of us, a boat-load of it!

Luckily, we have some great tools to deal with rejection.

Fighting the Borg with Writing Workshops

January 10, 2018By Christina Delay

Have you ever watched Star Trek: The Next Generation? Every few years my husband and I re-watch the entire series. The plots are cheesy, the writing is not the greatest, and I’m constantly having to tell my husband that I don’t care what the red lights are called on the outside of the Enterprise. I … Read More

Once upon a time, there was a princess…

January 4, 2018By Christina Delay

For Christmas, I found this really cool gift for my daughter. It’s called IlluStory by LuLu Junior, and it’s a kit for kids to make their own books, then send them off to be published. Pretty cool, right? (And don’t we wish it was that easy for adult writers?!) The kit comes with a How … Read More

Smooth Sailing on Cruising Writers

November 10, 2017By Christina Delay

by Julie Glover I’d been on two previous cruises and the land retreat in France hosted by Cruising Writers. But when the September 2017 cruise got scheduled, I said to owner Christina Delay, “I’m not going.” Then she said, “Lisa Cron and Angela Ackerman are going,” and I said, “Okay, I’m going.” How quickly she … Read More

The First Draft Jungle

October 18, 2017By Christina Delay

I love posting over at the award-winning blog, Writers in the Storm. They have a plethora of wonderful resources for writers on writing craft and more, and they allowed me to talk about one of my favorite things: Creative Well-Being and Writing Retreats. This one is especially timely with NaNoWriMo just around the corner! Here’s … Read More

Girl Friday on a Writing Retreat

October 9, 2017By Christina Delay

By Melinda VanLone This was my third experience with Cruising Writers, but the first time I’ve been on the “other” side, the help-organize-and-run-things side, and the first time I had an actual title on my name badge. Being Girl Friday meant I was the one who scheduled all the one-on-one sessions with the speakers, the … Read More