Break away from daily commitments & distractions and kickstart your writing project!
Writing retreat creates a productive framework that enables participants to dive deeply into their writing project and bring it forward in leaps and bounds.
A remote unfamiliar location is best for a writing retreat: it disrupts the usual (unproductive) routines and opens a window for sustainable change. However, a writing retreat can also be conducted at participants’ institution. Protected writing time and a group dedicated to a shared goal create optimal conditions for focused work with fast progress.
Daily program consists of scheduled writing periods, alternated with time for rest & physical activities, and rounded off by sessions for reflection & planning. Individual consultations and a workshop on writing productivity optimally complement the program.
Main elements of a productive writing retreat:
- structured writing time with regular breaks with the possibility to work according to the Pomodoro technique (25 min focused work + 5 min power break)
- mini-workshops and discussions on topics according to participants’ wishes
- individual consultations with text feedback for all participants
Suggested daily schedule
|9:00 — 9:15||Warm-up session with freewriting|
|9:15 — 10:30||Writing time*|
|10:30 — 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 — 12:30||Writing time*|
|12:30 — 13:30||Lunch break|
|13:30 — 15:00||Writing time*|
|15:00 — 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 — 16:00||Mini-workshop or discussion|
|16:00 — 16:45||Writing time*|
|16:45 — 17:00||Closing round|
*Parallel 30-min trainer feedback sessions (esp. in the afternoon) or trainer reading & feedbacking participants’ texts (esp. in the morning).
Retreat program and schedule can be adapted to the needs of participants and/or organizers.