This week RTW asks what your perfect writing retreat would be.
Mine would be a big country house - think Downton Abbey - or a castle like this one:
I'd take my writing group and we could all stay in different rooms, meet up to critique when we'd like or keep to ourselves writing if we wanted.
I'd have guest authors come and do a talk every day to inspire us. I'd want the YA writers who currently inspire me, like Beth Revis or Lauren Oliver, as well as authors who inspired me through my life generally in my writing like F Scott Fitzgerald. Possibly I wouldn't be able to get J.D.Salinger to come, but George Orwell might and Ray Bradbury would be a cert.
The question is: would we all come away with some sort of Princess / Royal / Medieval story if we stayed somewhere like this?
I am interested, btw, whether anyone has been on a retreat? Did you focus while you were there? What helps you focus at home? At home or on a retreat I'd need:
- Quiet (Can't work to music)
- To limit Facebook/Blog Time
- To set agreed 'writing time' with myself.
I may not have a castle, but I'll try the rest tonight! Which authors would you have over? Where would you go on a retreat?