Writing Excuses Retreat
I’m leaving tomorrow for the Writing Excuses Retreat. I’ve been listening to the Writing Excuses podcast since Dan Wells told me about it when he came to my store for a signing. The tagline is “15 minutes long because you’re in a hurry and we’re not that smart.”
Except, they really, really are. The hosts are Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler. We’ll spend some classroom time with the experts talking to us about various things and then we’ll spend time writing. There are wifi-free zones. There are dogs. There is a gazebo. There is Croquet LARP. I have no idea how that will work, but I’m expecting it to be awesome. In fact, I’m expecting it to be so awesome that I’ve packed my Wonder Woman costume to wear during the game.
I’ve at least casually met all of the presenters except Howard, so I’m not too nervous (yes, I am.) There are about 28 students altogether. We’ll be in various smaller breakout groups. I’ll try to post some while I’m away, but I’m not sure what my time is going to look like. Hopefully, I’ll be too busy writing to worry much about blogging.
Are any of you writing these days? What resources do you use; podcasts, writing books, blogs, and websites? Please share in the comments below.