If you are anything like me you have wondered about the value of Writer’s Retreats. And if you are a notorious tight-wad like me, you especially wonder if they are worth it.
When I learned that there was a retreat only 30 miles from my home, that cost only $65 and included two meals, I’d found the perfect opportunity to see if a retreat was worth it.
It wasn’t just the food and beautiful scenery of the farm where the retreat was planned that drew me in, but I’d heard good
When I first started out as a journalist in 2000, computers were around, the internet was around, but none of my articles were ever posted online. They went out on paper only. I wrote my very first article at a weekly called the Charlotte Shopping Guide. The story was about a time capsule opening at my old Junior High. I was so excited that Sunday to run out to my mailbox and grab my copy of the newspaper. When I opened it up, there was my article, right on the front page abo
With one week to go before my scheduled talk at the Wynnefield Library I embarked on a journey to learn more about the real Father Divine. When I was writing my novel I relied on publicly available pictures of the past and online accounts of the history to try to add some historical details to the story. For my talk at the library I wanted to bring something to the table that can’t be found online. In order to do that I decided to visit his home, and the place where he is int
Sometimes writers need a little something to prime the pump when they are writing. In my case it depends on the scene I am writing in the story. I have gone so far as to light candles and dim the lights when I need a little romance. Though, what helps me more than anything to set the tone is a little mood music I checked in with a few other writing friends to see what they listen to when they are getting ready to write. Nicole Loughan, Saints Mystery Series and Divine Hotel W