Pirate Diving in Grand Cayman

September 16, 2015By Christina Delay

Need to research that ghost ship book you’re working on? How about scuba diving in Grand Cayman to a shipwreck? Georgetown, Grand Cayman offers many scuba diving opportunities. Take a class on board the ship, get certified, and go on an excursion to the bottom of the sea!

Margie Lawson on Deep Editing Power

August 11, 2015By Christina Delay

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, … Read More

Deidre Knight on a Writing Retreat

July 28, 2015By Christina Delay

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 … Read More

Kelli Ireland on Cruising on a Writing Retreat

July 21, 2015By Christina Delay

What is your favorite part about the writing process? There is absolutely nothing better to me than the blank page. I know, I know—most writers I write with believe the blank page is the worst, that it’s the starting point that leaves them stumped. I’m the absolute opposite. When I sit down to write, the … Read More

Featured Destination: Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica

July 7, 2015By Christina Delay

Our December 13, 2015 Cruising Writers Writing Retreat stops at Falmouth, Jamaica during the 7-day Caribbean cruise. Would you rather explore the island than relax on the beach? Dunn’s River Falls is a great destination for more active retreaters. Dunn’s River Falls is located about one hour west of Falmouth, Jamaica near Ocho Rios, and … Read More

Why our creative brains need a break.

July 7, 2015By Christina Delay

Do you need rest? We’ve all felt it. That slow creep of exhaustion that has nothing to do with getting enough sleep, but everything to do with work, work, work. As writers, we work hard. If we aren’t a full-time writer, then we’re a part-time writer, full-time worker, and probably a full-time family member or … Read More

TJ da Roza on Writing, Publishing, and Retreating

June 30, 2015By Christina Delay

What is your favorite part about the publishing process? Working with the authors. I love being invited into an author’s world and asked to help mold an already amazing story into something magical. There is something truly special in taking something that somebody else loves and helping it to become something that everyone will love. … Read More

Jaye Wells on Cruising and Writing Retreats

June 16, 2015By Christina Delay

What is your favorite part about the writing process? I like all parts of the writing process for different reasons, but I don’t always love every part. A lot of it depends on how well the story is coming together. However, my favorite is probably that moment when I have a really great idea and … Read More