The picture to the left is author Laurie Kolp. I have the great fortune of calling these beautiful and talented women my friends.
We prepared a loose schedule before we met. There was time for sharing some of our favorite articles, books and other sources of information and inspiration. My friends and I set up a session to work on plotting and characterization, a time for formatting and submissions, and some time to flesh out queries and synopsis. We also left plenty of hours in the day for free writing (everyone came with work-in-progress or writing projects they wanted help to initiate) and critique sessions.
Everyone enjoyed themselves so much, plans for future retreats began. We hope to use a local library for single day sessions and are looking into renting hotels or cabins for extended weekend retreats. For more tips on planning your own: http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/01/7-steps-to-preparing-writers-retreat.html
What do you look for in a retreat?