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On Retreat: Why making time for ourselves as artists looks different for each of us

Over the course of my 20 years as a working writer, the idea of being “on retreat” has morphed into many different iterations. I’ve attended writers’ retreats chock full of activities like workshops, craft talks, writing prompts, and more–most wherein … Continue reading

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Over the Weekend I Pretend I’m a Writer

Just kidding. I know I’m a writer. It’s taken a while to accept it as a fact inside and out (yes, I’m aware that’s nuts; and yes, I have seen a therapist), but I’ve got it now. I may not … Continue reading

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Calling all Academics: Need time and space in which to write? Meet us in the mountains April 13 – 15, 2021!

Calling all college and university faculty: Are you in need of time and space in which to write? Are you having trouble meeting writing deadlines? Has Covid life and the shake-up in your teaching schedules and format–i.e. all of us, … Continue reading

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Katherine May’s “Wintering”: What I’m Reading Now

I finally finished Katherine May‘s Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. I say “finally,” because while I normally read fast, I savored this book. Saved it for bedtime each night, snuggled up under our three fleece … 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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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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Last day for the Early Bird Discount to MountainTop Writers Retreat, Nov. 8 – 11, 2019

Hi, all! Today is the last day of the Early Bird Discount for MountainTop Writers Retreat’s inaugural retreat for women writers, Fall MountainTop: Nov. 8-11, 2019.  Invest in your writing. Write your book. Give yourself this gift of uninterrupted creative … 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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TWO spaces left at the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island

                                    I’m thrilled to be part of the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, March 15 – 19 on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Thrilled to teach, … Continue reading

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