Writing Retreats

My Writing Tribe

Last week I spent a long weekend at a lake house in rural Illinois with ten of the closest friends I’ll ever have. They’re the Dystropians, fellow classmates and writers who graduated from VCFA with me.¬†We live on all sides of the country, from California to New York to Florida, and once a year we…

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Lake Houses and Community

Gold leaves danced on the brisk air and dropped into the lake, drawing rings in the reflected sunrise… I just spent the weekend at a writing retreat in rural Illinois. It was beautiful, quiet, and serene (everything that Los Angeles is not). It was a much needed break from the honking of traffic and the…

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