Tag Archives: WNC

A Beloved Local Business Closes its Doors – Writing About Friends

It’s always an honor to be asked to write something, especially when it’s for dear friends. After 13 years, a beloved downtown Brevard business, Kiwi Gelato, is closing its doors. I’m thankful that our hometown Brevard newspaper, The Transylvania Times, … 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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The best in night in Brevard: Adult Spelling Bee to support Augustine Literacy Project on March 21st!

Adult spelling bees are the BEST. Last year, the Augustine Literacy Project – Brevard held its first annual Adult Spelling Bee. Y’all, it was the most fun I’ve had in a LONG time. This year’s Bee is Saturday, March 21, … Continue reading

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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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It’s 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life.

It is 2020. It’s time to finally invest in your writing life–in your story, the one you’ve always wanted to tell. In the book you’ve always wanted to write. Being a writer, BELIEVING you are and can be a writer, … 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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