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In residence: Writers’ residency application tips from the experts

Taking these strategic steps may land you a quiet place to work on your projects.

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The daily drudgery of making a living and keeping house can definitely get in the way of writing the next great novel. Going off to a quiet cottage or urban space for full immersion in one’s characters and plot predicaments might seem like a dream, but the truth is a fantasy retreat may be more possible than you think.

Writers’ residencies abound throughout the U.S. and around the world. You can stay in a remote cabin in a national park, settle into a bustling city or immerse yourself in a rural community with a group of artists working in various media.

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