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Amtrak Residency: For writers who are passionate about train travel

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Are you a writer or aspiring writer? Is there a book that you've been meaning to start (or finish), but have trouble finding enough uninterrupted time to do so? If time and inspiration is what you've been waiting for, then this opportunity is for you.

Amtrak has released its first #AmtrakResidency program designed for writers who are passionate about train travel. According to Amtrak's website, for 2-5 days, writers will be granted a private sleeper car with a desk and window. The best part?

It's absolutely free of charge!

Fun fact: J.K.Rowling brainstormed her initial ideas about Harry Potter on a napkin while on a train.

Interested? Well, all you have to do is apply on Amtrak's website and provide:

  • Your social media handles
  • Why you want the residency
  • How it would benefit your writing
  • A writing sample

The #AmtrakResidency could very well be just what you needed to be on your way to writing the next bestseller.