Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Catskills (Bearsville, NY specifically! Bearsville!) with a group of Young Adult and Middle Grade writers for a four day long writer’s retreat. The lovely Alison Cherry invited seven writers to join her in the prettiest house (with the strangest art) to do nothing but write, regroup, and of course talk about books (and, um, boys and cheese and the difference between New York and LA and the meaning of life and our childhoods and feminism and whatever else came into our pretty little heads).
As is often the case, the question of Process came up, and we even got to see each other’s processes, which is something that rarely happens, since as writers we usually work alone and don’t get a chance to see how other people work. [Read more…]