Did you see the buzz on Facebook and Twitter last week about the writing residencies that Amtrak is offering? So far only one writer (that I know of) has had this very cool opportunity. But I’d like to be next. I would love to be next!
So much so that I decided to take a test run. Two days ago I rode the Amtrak Downeaster train (runs from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston) on a seven-hour round trip ride…and I wrote along the way.
Today I’m on Writer Unboxed blogging about that trip and why I am still hoping beyond hope that I’ll be picked by Amtrak to be a future writer in residence! I hope you’ll check out Writing the Rails.
In addition to discovering that I really really REALLY want to have a real writing residency aboard Amtrak, I encountered several problems and obstacles along the way. Here’s a video I took on the bumpiest part of the trip (which was one of my biggest writing challenges).