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The Single Most Important Element to a Writer’s Success…

bestselling author Marshall Chapman, winter sunbathing at Santa Rosa Beach In the past six months over a dozen of my writers have happily trotted off to top agents, stuffed their hats with pub credits, signed book deals, gotten phone calls from Hollywood folks, gained audiences of over 2  million and basically sky-rocketed to the moon. read more…

The Truth about Writing Retreats

These days of steamy late July always send me back to my first ever (terrifying) writing retreat when I was 24 and searching for the muse. Five hot highway hours, a tiny dormroom, a stolen laptop (I’ll tell if you ask), 10 fantastic women. Though I’d never written anything but journal entries, I burned up read more…