I am a freelance writer/reporter who has long covered business and real estate but also has roots in creative writing (MFA and publication of essays and stories). After a life-changing year (multiple deaths in the family and a book publication) I am working on a start-up idea that involves real estate, the arts, and a mix of for-profit and non-profit business entities. Specifically, I want to form a new west coast writers' colony in a former hotel. I am comfortable talking about the co-work space about this but not quite ready to go public on Hub's site as I'm still tire-kicking feasibility of the project. (Happy to publicize on Hub site if and as things move along.) While researching this colony project I am also writing articles and memoir material.