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The Spring Retreat Wrap-up.

As many times as Write by the Water hosts a retreat, they are never the same. See, that’s magic.     The people who attend are the people who form the retreat. Sometimes, the retreat becomes more formal, with classes and editing advice and Skype talks. Sometimes, it’s just a bunch of established writers hunkering down to finish the […]

Bookish News

If you’re a writer, your inbox is probably full of links to new books, new authors, publishing deals and job opportunities. I thought I’d help you out a little and post a few “interesting” links here every week. Let’s see what I found this week. Here’s a 400 year old Sci-fi novel that’s being re-printed- […]

The Body Language of Attraction: Information for Writers

In this tutorial, Fiona gives us the inside scoop to the “tell.” _________________________ I got to observe Striker out of uniform, playing spy on a few heaven-sent operations. Men would instinctively become wary when he entered the room, closing their postures or moving away. The women would hold their ground, giving him long speculative glances. […]

Day 4. More words and more pretty beach, blue water and yes, sun.

Blue Mountain Beach

Before we walked onto this we drank some of this then sadly sent off one of our writers… sort of like this or maybe it was more like this you go girl! Then, it was back to the page. More word wrangling, more scene swapping, and then, cold pizza and a change of venue.   […]