Choosing the Best Writers Residency: Dare to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Elizabeth Greenwood

Back-to-back stays at two very different residencies—the socially vibrant Norman Mailer Writers Colony and the secluded Saltonstall Arts Colony—taught author Elizabeth Greenwood that the key to taking advantage of the experience is to embrace the strangeness of the situation, and to be open to the change it brings to the creative process.