Beat the Summertime Writing Blues with a Writing Retreat

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Are you feeling the summertime writing blues? Can’t seem to get your head out of the clouds and sunshine and into your work? If the pull of warm temps, sunny skies, and far away beaches is proving too hard to ignore, you may be ready to engage your brain by participating in a writing retreat.

If you’re an in-house SEO copywriter or staff writer, you may not have the freedom to indulge in a writing retreat, but if you work as a freelance writer or own a company, a few days devoted solely to writing may be one of the best things to kick-start your inner muse and get back on track with your writing schedule. A writing retreat can be a relaxing, skill-building time to nurture your creative flow, or it can serve as a writing boot camp that hones your writing skills to a fine point and arms you for battling your competition- the choice is yours.

Creating Your Own Writing Retreat

If you’re wondering how to go about creating a writing retreat, getting advice from seasoned writers is one of the best ways to garner information. Writer Midge Raymond offers solid advice on how to create your own writing retreat.

“Sadly, lately my writing has taken a backseat to everything else. So last week, I decided that I would use the long holiday weekend for an unofficial writing retreat. “Unofficial” essentially means that I didn’t need to apply, travel, or formally do anything other than pledge to write — perfect for such a last-minute decision.” Read more from How to Create Your Own Writer’s Retreat

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