Why you need a writing retreat

Writing can be a challenging and solitary pursuit, but attending a writing retreat can offer numerous benefits, including inspiration, motivation, and community. Imagine spending a few days in a beautiful mountain view setting, surrounded by other writers who share your passion, attending workshops led by an experienced bestselling author, and having dedicated time for writing. Here are some of the benefits of attending a writing retreat that offers all of these things:

Learning from an experienced bestselling author

Not only have I been honing my writing craft for more than fifteen years, but I have also succeeded in the publishing game. I am an award-winning and bestselling author (in three categories) who can provide valuable insights into the writing process, publishing options and promotion phase. I share my writing tips and techniques, provide feedback on your work, and answer your questions about the publishing industry. This can be an invaluable opportunity to learn from someone who has achieved success in the field and to gain inspiration for your own writing.

Dedicated writing time

One of the biggest challenges of writing is finding the time to do it. A writing retreat provides a dedicated space and time for writing without the distractions of everyday life. I fell in love with writing retreats when I had four young children and piles of laundry at home. I continue to book time away to write even now. A retreat can help you focus on your work and make significant progress on your project.

A beautiful setting

Being surrounded by a stunning mountain view can provide inspiration and help you disconnect from the distractions of technology and other demands. It can also offer a peaceful and relaxing environment that can stimulate your creativity. I have written extensively here on how stress dampens your creativity and that is why I focus much of the retreat on relaxation.

Community building

Writing can be a solitary activity, but attending a writing retreat with other writers can offer a sense of community and support. You can share ideas, give and receive feedback, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for writing. This can be particularly helpful for writers who do not have a writing group or accountability partners in their everyday life.

Motivation and accountability

Attending a writer’s retreat can provide the motivation and accountability you need to make progress on your writing project. Being surrounded by other writers who are dedicated to their craft can inspire you to keep going, even when the writing gets tough. It can also help you set goals, track your progress, and hold yourself accountable to your writing goals.

Can you see why I love writing retreats so much? It can provide inspiration, motivation, and community, while also offering a beautiful, dedicated space and time for writing. If you’re looking to jumpstart your writing project, gain inspiration, or connect with other writers, join us in Kananaskis. It could be just the thing you need to take your writing to the next level.