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What To Do If You Want A Writer’s Retreat

Imagine a short writer's retreat... where there's no baby to feed, or dishes to wash, or other activities. But let's get real, that's why my weekend away wasn't a writer's retreat. But there wasn't a ton of responsibilities at the cottage in Morrison Lake in Gravenhurst, Ontario. It was an escape. The solid hours when I did write restored and renewed my writing and pushed my work forward. I focused on short fiction, completing another flash fiction and new short story (which now is being edited a final time before going through a grueling submission process). So what do you do if you want a writer's retreat? Try doing the next best thing and get away to the cottage or a park or seclude yours

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The Don't Stop Writing Tour didn't stop... for anyone. Now it's over after seven days of conferences in Windsor and New York City. I even won a small award in Windsor for a writing contest on food. A Taco Stain With A Happy Ending and the latest short fiction idea unearthed. The writing conference in Windsor was interactive with so many ways to get feedback and talk to professionals. The writing conference in New York City was more intense and jam-packed. I took the Master CraftFest class to take storytelling to the next level and I did so. But the mentor of the class was trying to sell his books, which was slightly annoying. I read One Last Man and even got in a conversation with a Princeto

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