Twenty Reasons to Go on a Writing Retreat

Beyond the idea that writing retreats are good for body, mind, and spirit, you don’t really need a reason to go on one. But with the holidays clamoring for your time and attention, you may need to remind yourself of what your creative soul intuitively understands.

Print out this list of Twenty Reasons and post it on your bulletin board or tuck it in your notebook, paste it on your ceiling or hang it from a skyhook to dangle in front of your weary eyes as a reminder that, even if only for a day, or a half a day, or a half of a half a day, a quiet retreat to reconnect with your creative spirit may be the best gift you can give yourself.

 20 Reasons to Go on a Writing Retreat

  1. To renew your creative spirit
  2. To connect with your inner voice
  3. To begin a project
  4. To complete a project
  5. To focus your attention
  6. To change your perspective
  7. To unkink the coils of your brain
  8. To find connections
  9. To cross-fertilize
  10. To fill your empty cup
  11. To set a place for the Muse
  12. To have time to simply be
  13. To rest
  14. To read
  15. To renew
  16. To reward yourself
  17. To be in solitude
  18. To be with other writers
  19. To honor yourself as writer
  20. To Write

In fact, get your calendar out right now and mark off the time you’ll take for yourself over the next hectic weeks. And remember, your commitment will take on even more weight if you tell someone about it. I’m all ears. Just go to  “leave a reply” below and let me know the date you’re taking for yourself.


2 thoughts on “Twenty Reasons to Go on a Writing Retreat

    • Hope you have a lovely retreat, Mary. For however long you can take. Thanks for your comment and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Judy

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