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by Andrea Brown

Free eBook Writers' and Artists' Hideouts: Great Getaways for Seducing the Muse download ISBN: 1884956343
Author: Andrea Brown
Publisher: Quill Driver Books (October 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Mention
Subcategory: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
Size MP3: 1865 mb
Size FLAC: 1372 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: mbr lrf doc azw

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The book includes destinations in 49 of the 50 US states (North Dakota is the only one unrepresented). The listings are further divided into ten geographic regions. Perhaps not surprisingly, since the author's home is in California, the western states have a larger number of listings.

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Great Getaways for Seducing the Muse. Published August 30, 2004 by Quill Driver Books.

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Literary agent Andrea Brown combines her love of travel and adventure with her search for perfect places to seduce the muse and delivers a charming, practical guide that enlightens the curious traveler and provides astute advice from editors, literary agents, authors, illustrators, art directors, and other creative people on harnessing one's creativity.
User reviews
I ordered this book because I'm looking for a quiet place to finish some work that's under contract. I was hoping it might list such cabins and B&Bs as actually consider themselves "writers' retreats" or that were in quiet locations with limited distractions.

The listings in the book are very brief, and tend to emphasize things like that the place is furnished with antiques or has a lot of natural woodwork. That's nice, but I'm looking for quiet. Quiet is almost never addressed in the listings. In fact, I see no difference between this book and a standard B&B guide except that this book contains less information.

The pricing guide wasn't very helpful... it supposedly ranges from $ to $$$$$, but a lot of places are listed as "$-$$$$$"... what does that mean? And when I looked up one place that was listed in the book as "$$", its rates as listed online started at $250 a night. (I realize the book is old, but there really seemed to be no relationship between the number of dollar signs and the reality of prices.)

The geography is a little skewed... West Virginia is "Heartland", Cooperstown NY is "Finger Lakes", and North Carolina is "Mid-Atlantic"... but that's not too confusing. The book is also interspersed with quotes from writers, editors and agents about how to get published. So if you're looking to get published and haven't already read numerous books on the subject, that might be useful.

Basically I found nothing at all in this book that a working writer can use, except the advice to stay out of Maine in the summer and Florida in the winter. This advice I now pass on to you.
Purchased this for reference to decide on future travels. A unique way of travel via a theme.
Do not need to be a writer.
So many pages missing and pages printed on one side. Terrible! I don't know if this was just my copy or all of them.
You know what happens when you try to write at home. The kids start fighting, the laundry begs to be flipped, the pasta starts boiling over on the stove...

Distractions abound. Responsibilities nag.

For many writers, the ideal place to write is anywhere other than home. Literary agent Andrea Brown provides a solution: Take a "working" vacation.

In this guide, Andrea profiles about 600 hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, lighthouses, and other getaway locations that she thinks are perfect for writers seeking inspiration. Each entry is short, providing a brief description of the location and amenities, and a price range. Most entries also have a website address where you can visit to see more details.

It's the scenery that most often determines what makes a place ripe for inspiration, so here you'll find descriptions of lake and mountain views, beautiful gardens, and palm trees.

Want to get in the mood to write that period romance? Maybe what you seek is a Gothic Victorian mansion to set those fingers flying across the keyboard. Want to get in the mind of your fisherman protagonist? Hang out at a rustic lodge.

Listed by region, the entries cover a range of accommodations, simple to luxurious. For the writer who loves to travel, this book may provide just the right spot to get your work done and get pampered at the same time.

--Jenna Glatzer, author of Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer and editor of AbsoluteWrite.com