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

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

An Author’s Drive to Survive

August 7, 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 Author Writing Retreats. I recently watched a talk about the drive to survive; how … Read More

Breathe Life into Story with Authentic Setting

July 24, 2017By Christina Delay

Have you visited JamiGold.com yet? If not, head over there now! Jami Gold is an author of Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance, but not only that, she’s got a great blog with tons of writing tips for authors! I was thrilled to guest blog on her site about “How to Make Settings Come to Life … Read More

You and the Writing Cave

July 17, 2017By Christina Delay

I had the wonderful opportunity to post 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. Here’s a snippet of the post, and a … Read More

What Happens in France…I share!

May 12, 2017By Christina Delay

France was a dream retreat. Not only did our retreaters receive quality craft teaching, but they also got valuable insights into the European markets from Kobo Writing Life and from Literary Translations. Things I’ve never before realized…like you have to reinvent your author self in another country. It’s not just the language barrier, it’s not just … Read More

Magic Starts to Begin Happening

September 12, 2016By Christina Delay

I recently started watching Emeril Lagasse’s new show “Eat the World” on Amazon. Have you seen it? I’m absolutely in love because: It’s free on Amazon. It supports everything I believe about creatives working together. Emeril himself says, in the opening credits of the show, “When chefs get together, magic begins to start happening.” OMG! Did you … Read More

The Magic of the Collective Creative

August 31, 2016By Christina Delay

I’ve been reading a lot about creativity. It fascinates me. What is this thing, this voice, that whispers stories and characters and other worlds to us? Some authors claim they have ghosts whisper untold bits of history to them. Others feel this cannot-be-ignored pressure to write. Others sit down and pour out the hard stuff, … Read More

Writing Cruise = Best Career and Writing Decision EVER!

August 26, 2016By Christina Delay

By Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author When I tell people that I’m going on a writing cruise I get one of two reactions. “A writing cruise? Really? You’re just looking for a write-off, right?”, or “Are you serious? A working cruise? This is legit?” Regardless of which response comes up, I smile … Read More