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Retreat from solitude

Writing is often a solitary profession, and though the Internet can provide us with the networking and learning opportunities we need, nothing compares to getting out and mingling with other writers. I spent the weekend at my local RWA chapter’s annual retreat in a cute college town in Maryland. The mini-conference eats up precious time

Time to retreat

I attended my first chapter retreat–more like a mini writers conference–last weekend, and it was a blast. Great speakers like Robyn Carr, Elizabeth Boyle, and Diane Gaston told stories and inspired us, reminding us that every writer starts at the bottom. The Romance Writers of America national conference offers a quantity of content that’s hard