So, when you’re planning a writing retreat, don’t invite the pissed off, territorial racoon.
This particular one snuck up on us. My buddy and I were walking back up to our cabin and we both froze.
He’s staring at us, Ray…
Here’s a couple other travel tips:
- Consider timeshares. This one is on the mountain above Ogden, Utah, USA, and is absolutely gorgeous. They tend to be very reasonably-priced.
- Don’t overfill your agenda. Pick, at most, one special thing to do each day. People like to sit around and gab.
- Set the atmosphere. A candlelit dinner can pull people together. Let each person talk about what they’re proud of that happened in the last year. (And as a tip, have some tissues handy.)
- Bring some story prompts and a timer. Getting on the page can be a lot of fun, especially on a trip with a new setting.
- Set the menu plan ahead of time. It saves money to shop at a local grocery store and to make meals at the event. If you have a kitchen, it’s super helpful.