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Friday, November 12, 2010

Writer Retreats: Good?

So one of my publishers is sponsoring a "Writer's Retreat" and I'm contemplating attending. They never seem to be anywhere close to me, so I would have to fly. Plus hotel, taxi, etc... So it's going to cost me about $1000.00 all told. That's ALOT... ALOT. So my question is, has anyone ever been to a writer's retreat and do you think it's worth the expense?


  1. Yes, that is a lot, and yes, it always seems those things are never within driving distance.

    As for is it worth it? Well, I think it depends on where you are in your writing career. For me, I've been doing this for 25 years, so it wouldn't be worth it unless I just wanted to take a small vacation alone and just hang out and soak in the latest. If the writer is fairly new or moderately seasoned, there might be a lot to learn.

  2. Thanks Faith. I'm at the very beginning of my career. A complete rookie. So I know I would learn a lot. I want to go, but I need to justify the expense. I'm thinking maybe a conference would be a better investment though, until my writing starts to pay for things like this! *lol*