Our Costa Rica Writing Retreat 2018!

Our third annual writing retreat to Costa Rica finished this week, and what a fabulous adventure it was. Here’s a list of our most memorable experiences: The Group! A wonderful collection of people from across North America. We had seasoned writers, and participants writing creatively for the first time. Poets, playwrights, short story writers, novelists, memoir writers and people trying various forms. Some of us had attended retreats before, while others had barely travelled. Our group was supportive, encouraging, positive and eager to launch into this amazing experience. Together we formed a community we will value forever. Finca Luna Nueva! Our lodge is one of the most relaxing, rejuvenating and beautiful places you could ever wish for – a paradise in the heart of rainforest. [...]

2018-02-14T10:43:21+00:00 February 14th, 2018|retreats, writing holiday, writing retreats|

Five Qualities of a Great Writing Retreat

The benefits of a writing retreat go far beyond the solitude to write, and likely those benefits will stay with you for years to come. So what exactly should you be saying at the end of a week on retreat? I am a writer! You may love to write – or want to write – but chances are, you spend most of your life being other things – a mother, a teacher, a grandparent, an engineer… whatever. On a writing retreat, you are a writer, pure and simple. Whether you are writing, thinking, jotting down ideas, talking about writing, exploring a prompt, learning a technique, mingling with others who share your goals – you’re a writer. There’s something liberating about that. I am inspired! “I [...]

2017-12-01T13:23:19+00:00 December 1st, 2017|retreats|