My goals for a two-week writer’s residency

September 21, 2010

I’m on my way to northern Georgia for two weeks at The Hambidge Center, an artists’ colony I’ve written about a lot on this blog. Two weeks of solitude and reflection! Two weeks of connecting with other creative spirits! Two weeks of daily walks in the woods! And most importantly, two weeks of working on […]

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Writers' colonies: Too good to be true?

May 8, 2009

Writing at home can be lonely, especially for a reporter like me who’s used to the bustle of a newsroom. That’s why as soon as I returned home from Africa, before I even started writing my book, I applied to a handful of writers’ colonies. What’s a writers’ colony? It’s a place where writers retreat […]

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