I’m going on a writers’ cruise!
And I can’t wait! On September 10, I’m setting sail from Galveston to visit the Caribbean and work on my WIP. All the writers on this writing retreat will have access to a fantastic staff of publishing professionals and knowledgeable experts, including
- Lisa Cron, story coach and the author of Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence and Story Genius: How To Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages that Go Nowhere) both published by Ten Speed Press.
- Angela Ackerman, writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of Five bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. She is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library for writers.
- Michelle Grajkowski, President and Literary Agent at 3 Seas Literary Agency. Since it opened in 2000, her agency has sold almost 700 books to all the major publishing houses. Michelle’s client list includes New York Times Bestselling Authors Katie MacAlister, Cathy McDavid, Kerrelyn Sparks and C.L. Wilson. She primarily represents romance, women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction along with select non-fiction projects with a terrific message.
- Deb Werksman, Editorial Director, has been at Sourcebooks for the past eighteen years, before which she had her own publishing company. She is the editorial director of romance fiction and acquires single title romance in all subgenres.
For more information on this cruising retreat, see http://cruisingwriters.com/upcoming-writing-retreats/
P.S. Just so you know: Last year was a total loss. Three (!!!) major surgeries left me with anesthesia fatigue and something they delicately call Postoperative Cognitive Disorder — meaning I had trouble thinking. It’s hard to write when you can’t think. But I’m back in the productive groove, writing every day and loving it. Yay!