Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Which Writer Retreat Serves You Best?



Do you feel like your writing is getting stale or stuck somewhere? Looking to connect with other writers and get out of the house? Is it time to explore going on a writer retreat this year?

A writing retreat is a place where you go to:

·         Escape your routine and day-to-day habits, obligations, and distractions

·         In order to experience a change of scenery and get out of your house and circle of family/friends

·         Find a supportive environment that is conducive to writing: inspiring, peaceful, beautiful

·         Join other writers who need to re-energize, get a creative boost, and network with one another.

·         Learn how to be a better writer.  

Full disclosure, I have never been to one, but I think it would be amazing. Or awful. That is how life can be.  

On the one hand, if I go to another country or cool location, I will want to explore it and put on my tourist hat and not my writing cap. And if I go on a trip, I would want to go with someone – wife, friend, mistress. Oh, the dilemma, what shall I do?  

Well, the answer is go, go, go!  

Sure, you will spend money and again curse the poverty that attaches to writing, but you will hopefully return with some fond memories, a few new friends, and perhaps an ignition of ideas or new skills that will allow you to write better. At the very least, you will rejuvenate.  

So, where shall you go? Look at some of these wonderful retreats across the nation and world:  




I believe writer retreats probably will work best when you are feeling your lowest. They will help you re-imagine the world and cleanse your mind of whatever is holding you back. Sure, they will tear a hole in your checkbook, but that is what a good tax write-off is supposed to do.  

Look, the worst that can happen is that you learn little, write little, but meet some interesting people and see a beautiful place. Go for it! 

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.3 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum.  



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