Authors, what are you to do with your life? Should you continue to aim for spectacular commercial success, even if your literary vision must be compromised to do so? Should you write by night and work at a bank to make ends meet like TS Eliot? Why not avoid ordinary life all together? Try something novel, something that will look good in your biography... like running off to live in a writer's colony?
(The following text is from The Write Life)...
"The truth is, there are lots of other wonderful writers residencies to choose from, many of which are less competitive, so you’re more likely to get accepted.
"The Write Life founder, Alexis Grant, enjoyed three highly productive residencies at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences. She’s convinced that a big reason we don’t hear about the non-MacDowell-level residencies is because the writers who frequent these places aren’t always digitally savvy; rather than participating in online communities or blogging, they spend their time writing
"Here are 27 high-quality writing residencies and retreats you may not know about yet. While some of these are quite selective, others are a little more open with their admission policies... [Continue reading...]
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