When I first began writing, I did everything I could to learn how to become a successful career novelist. I wrote a few books (kind of a given!). I read countless books and articles on craft. I stalked many an agent blog to discover more about the industry. I befriended other writers. All of these things were great stepping stones on my writing journey. But one thing in particular propelled my career forward faster than anything else.

I attended a writing retreat. And then another. And another. Click here to read more.