Writer’s retreats: boot camp, bad-girl camp-out, or nunnery?

What do you do for your writing—and yourself—when your muse is in a coma, the book isn’t coming together, flying monkeys chatter menacingly outside your window, and you’re tired, tired, tired?

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Writing Retreat, Part 3: Writing as an Act of Faith

As I said in my last two posts, I recently went on a writing retreat to work on my current science fiction novel, The Reefs of Time. There was an interesting faith component to this retreat. While the act of … Continue reading


Writing Retreat, Part 2: Two Views of My Novel

Last Friday I wrote about my recent writing retreat on Cape Cod. I have a few more thoughts that I’d like to share. Today’s is mostly visual. Every day I was there, I took a beach walk. I found this … Continue reading