Writer’s Retreat

I’m mostly off the grid this week in my own version of a writer’s retreat in my home town. So far it’s been incredibly productive – my new book is taking shape.

I did find these stocks used by town officials to punish distracted writers.

But I’ve also found inspiration in the local wilds.

And found sustenance in the local food houses.

And checked out my old haunts. And I mean really old haunts.

Okay, it’s back to work Finished a chapter yesterday so scoping out the next tonight. Gotta keep the momentum moving forward.

David J. Kent is an avid science traveler and the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, now available. His previous books include Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World (both Fall River Press). He has also written two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.

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8 thoughts on “Writer’s Retreat

  1. Wow David , I didn’t know you were a writer , I’ll have to Google you to see your work. All my best writings got washed off the stall walls. Congratulations to you on your work.

    • Thanks. I have the Tesla book by Sterling Publishers and an ebook on Amazon. I’m working on a Thomas Edison book for Sterling now since the Tesla book was so successful. I’ll also have a Lincoln and Tesla ebook out on Amazon in June. Tons more to follow.

    • Indeed, just seeing them was effective in focusing my attention. I was highly productive while there, and now that I’m back home I’m catching up on everything I didn’t do during the last week while maintaining my new writing schedule.

      • I salute your self-discipline!. Preferring frequent distractions during my own periods of productivity (I need to “recharge” often), I’ve always thought I’d hole up in a nice hotel in Victoria to write a book. Unfortunately, I doubt I could write anything that would pay the bill.

        • I actually have very little self-discipline, which is why I needed this retreat. The change of venue was enough to change my routine and start a new one. Of course, I have a Lincoln Group meeting this morning so will have to shift my writing time to afternoon and evening. Then next weekend are two full day events, so I will need to squeeze the writing time into night. And then I’ll be gone for 10 days traveling overseas, so somehow I’ll have to find time to write on the planes/trains along the way.

          Discipline apparently means being flexible, but diligent.

          As for your writing, I encourage you to continue. I love reading your blog and you can string your blog pieces together into a comprehensive memoir.

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