5 Reasons to Invest in Rest: Why a Cruising Writers Retreat?

April 19, 2018By Christina Delay

I’m thrilled to have Kristen Lamb, our October cruise speaker and author marketing Jedi, visit with us today! She’s talking about one of my favorite things: REST and why REST is so so so so important to a creative’s life. Take it away, Kristen! by Kristen Lamb Rest is crucial, yet is often undervalued, mocked … Read More

Rachel Caine Visits Cruising Writers Writing Cruises

March 22, 2018By Christina Delay

I’m so excited to introduce you to the fabulous Rachel Caine, our resident author for the October writing cruise. I was lucky enough to get to meet her at a book signing earlier this year, and she is incredibly knowledgeable, hilarious, and passionate about writing, uplifting other authors, and books. I cannot wait to cruise … Read More

How Margie Lawson’s Teachings Changed My Life

July 4, 2016By Christina Delay

Have you ever met someone and knew, from like the first second, that they would change your life?Margie Lawson was that person for me.  A little over three years ago, I was struggling as a writer. I had done all I could on my own and I knew enough to know what I had done … Read More

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 will … 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

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