5 Surefire Ways to Prepare for a Writing Retreat

Truth is, it really helps to have a few things down, before you head for the hills, or some quite pasture, to write your book.

And by the way, when I talk about a “writing retreat” here, I’m not talking about a writing class or a facilitated writing retreat–but a solo writing retreat, which is the writer’s own kind of trial by fire or vision quest. In other words, it’s you, the page, and your mind. And you will be tested.

So how do you know if you’re ready?

What Are Your Responsibilities as a Writer?

Some responded to the question with “action” lists like: putting my butt in the chair; making time to write; setting my alarm clock earlier. This kind of list reflects the practicalities and realities of writing. The need to make time and space for it. And certainly, without doing those things, the writing won’t get done. So we have to be responsible for creating a context in which the work can happen.