Tag Archives: Lake Toxaway

How to Build a Creative Life … or, Navigating Creative Disappointment … or, The Rallying Cry of the Working Writer

I couldn’t decide on a title for this post (obviously). I am not normally indecisive—it’s just that each of the above titles fits. They are all part of the story of the working writer. Here’s my story, at least for … Continue reading

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Extended registration + coupon code for MountainTop Writers Retreat

There is still time to make 2020 your most creative year yet! We’ve extended registration for MountainTop Writers Retreat’s upcoming residency (Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2020) through Sunday, Jan. 19th. Register on or before 1.19.2020 with coupon code MTNWRITE … Continue reading

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Resolve to commit to your writing in 2020 – Winter MountainTop Writers Retreat

The new year is coming, crisp and cold and mysterious–waiting for you to finally tell your story. There is still time to register for our upcoming retreat, Winter MountainTop, hosted Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2020 at gorgeous Earthshine Lodge … Continue reading

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Why I launched a new writers’ retreat

When you launch a brand new writers’ retreat in the midst of your own busy life, folks will naturally ask why. There are hundreds (possibly thousands) of writers’ retreats and residencies in the United States alone: why start a new … Continue reading

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Looking for a writer’s retreat this winter? Or a gift for the writer in your life? Our Winter Retreat is live!

* I have published a brand-new Keowee Valley Christmas story! $0.99 on Kindle (FREE for Kindle Unlimited members.) Quinn and Jack are back in the Valley! Click here for more info.  Give yourself–or the writer in your life–the gift of … Continue reading

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News: Winter MountainTop Writers Retreat 2020

Winter is my favorite season to be a writer. It’s a time to hunker down, to simplify. To let stories run like a waking dream beneath the frozen ground. I write best in winter. Maybe it’s simply that, in winter, … Continue reading

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MountainTop Writers Retreat News: Early Bird Special extended, new (additional) discount, and more!

I’m thrilled to announce three changes to MountainTop Writers Retreat’s inaugural retreat for women writers and creatives: Fall MountainTop, November 8 – 11, 2019. First, we’ve extended the Early Bird Special through 11:59 p.m. October 17, 2019.  Second, we’ve added … Continue reading

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Early Bird Special for MountainTop Writers Retreat through September 30, 2019!

Hi, all! I spent a lovely morning up at Earthshine Lodge in Lake Toxaway, N.C., with Karin Stickland, a photographer from Bold Life magazine. (That’s the yellow door at the Lodge entrance behind me.) They’re doing an upcoming piece on … Continue reading

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Reminder: Early Bird Special for MountainTop Writers Retreat + Shared Room option now available

Hi, writers and creatives (and other fine folks)! Just a reminder that our Early Bird Special for Fall MountainTop, MountainTop Writers Retreat’s first pure retreat for women writers, is available to those who register by September 30th!  Also: our Shared … Continue reading

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Join me at the Midsummer Reading Retreat: June 28-30 at Earthshine Lodge in NC

Perhaps you’ve heard of weekend writers’ or artists’ retreats, yoga or meditative retreats, or others? How about a Reading Retreat: an entire weekend devoted to simply reading books, and if you’re in the mood for it, discussing your favorite new … Continue reading

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