Photos of My Writer’s Retreat at Ambrosia Farm Bed & Breakfast

The farmhouse.

This past weekend I joined with talented writers from Floyd, Richmond and Annapolis for my writer’s retreat at Ambrosia Farm Bed & Breakfast (located in Floyd, Virginia).

I led sessions on writing and publishing nonfiction and fiction, with an emphasis on books. I had a very enjoyable time with these new writer friends. (More to come on activities and topics.)

Special thanks to owners Caroline Thomas and Craig Gammarino for hosting us.

The below images are courtesy of artist and writer Patricia Robin Woodruff.

I encouraged writers to discover
and trust their writing process.
Another fresh and delicious breakfast
by Caroline Thomas.
Ideas, sharing and notes flowed on Saturday.

My March Writer’s Retreat at Ambrosia Farm Bed & Breakfast

AmbrosiaSign_06There are still a few spots available for my upcoming writer’s retreat at Ambrosia Farm Bed & Breakfast in Floyd, Virginia. It begins on Friday evening, March 7 and runs through Sunday morning, March 9. The cost is $120 plus lodging.

Here’s the fancy-pants description:

“Writing and Publishing Your Nonfiction Book”

Author and blogger Neil Sagebiel of Floyd, Virginia, will lead a writer’s retreat on nonfiction book writing and publishing. Neil will cover topics such as story development and research, the book proposal, the writing process, literary agents, publishers, working with editors, and related areas. Participants can discuss and work on a current project and/or simply bring their ideas and questions.

(Once all participants are identified, Neil will email questions related to their background and interests and work to tailor the time accordingly. This retreat will include time to work on a current project and/or other fun writing exercises.)

Neil is the author of THE LONGEST SHOT: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf’s Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open, which was published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. THE LONGEST SHOT was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2012 by Booklist and was also praised by the New York Times. His second book will publish in September 2014.

Neil is also a freelance writer and the founder and editor of ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG. Contact him at