This Week's Topic
Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring?
This is a tough one, because I LOVE to travel and thus can’t pick just one place. I think I’ll go with Newport Oregon though. There is a cute little hotel in Newport called the Silvia Beach Hotel. Each of it’s rooms is decorated in the style of a different author. So you can stay in the Mark Twain room, the Jane Austin room, or the Dr. Seuss room. It seems like a good place for a bunch of writers to gather.
The hotel is relatively small, just 20 rooms, and I think the retreat would be best with a relatively small group, so everyone could gather together and talk easily. I think I would want the retreat to be geared towards more experienced writers, they don’t all have to be published yet, but I like the idea of a gathering of writers who are there to write and discuss writing freely, better than a more formal workshop.
The more I think about this, the more I want to plan myself a writing retreat. I just need to gather up nineteen of my writing friends and head out to the Oregon Coast. We can write all day, and when we get stuck head down to the bayfront for some clam chowder, then go back and write some more. Just out of curiosity, if I did plan this retreat would any of my dear blogger friends want to come?
What about you? What is your dream writing retreat?