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Welcome to the Writing Retreat Directory

If you’re looking to attend a writing retreat or promote your writing retreat, you’ve come to the right place. Writers can filter by location, dates, type of retreat, and much more. Retreat owners can entice clients with gorgeous images and detailed descriptions. Click one of the buttons above and get started today!

Upcoming Retreats

When you join Writing Retreat Directory, you can add your writing retreat to our online calendar and accept registrations directly through us! Check out some upcoming retreats below:

Writing Retreat Tips & Information

  • Writing Retreats in October 2024

    Check out these October 2024 Writing Retreats! Eerie Elixir Writing Retreat, Bethlehem, PA, October 3 - 6, 2024 Ever wanted to write and stay in a haunted house? Here’s your chance! Join award-winning horror writer Briana Morgan, 3 Seas Literary Agency...
  • Writing Retreats in September 2024

    September is the perfect time of year to attend a writing retreat! Kalymnos Writers' Festival, September 8 - 14, 2024 Celebrate the craft of narrative, learn the tools for weathering uncertainty in the creative process, and meet a group of fellow...
  • Telling a Story vs Writing a Book

    Have you ever been told, or feel like, you’re a natural storyteller, but when you try to translate those characters and their actions to paper it falls flat? Maybe you turned to books that you’ve heard can help you with writing the story that’s...
  • Review of the 5-Step DIY Writing Retreat Planner

    This review of Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach, Amy Goldmacher's 5-Step DIY Writing Retreat Planner wasn't planned. I saw her post about it on Instagram and thought it was a great idea that writers who follow me could use. I bought the DIY...
  • UPDATED: Writing Retreats in 2025

    Need more time to plan to get away?Check out these retreats coming in 2025. Costa Rica Writing Retreat, January 19 - 26, 2025 This writing retreat is a week-long creative writing retreat in January 2025 at Las Cascadas, a lovely rainforest hotel by...
  • Spooky Writing Retreats 2024

    Looking for a spooky writing retreat? Here are two to check out. Shadows & Secrets Writing Retreat, Salem, MA September 25 - 29, 2024 Shadows and Secrets is the writing retreat the founders, Kerry Savage and Samantha Skal, wanted to attend, so we...
  • Why Those Best Writing Retreat Posts Aren't Accurate

    Do you ever wonder how people who write the "Best Writing Retreats of..." posts get their information? Who are they to decide which retreat is better than another one? I'll admit that when I see a "best writing retreats of…" list, my first reaction is...
  • Writing Retreats in Canada 2024

    Looking for a great writing retreat in Canada in 2024? Here are two to check out. Still Water -Release Your Inner Writer,  Ontario, Canada, June 7 - 9, 2024 Immerse in a transformative weekend of calm, creative expression with award-winning writer Lauren...
  • Writing Retreats in Ireland 2024

    Is a writing retreat in Ireland on your bucket list? Here are some to check out. Discovery Travel Writng Retreat, Donegal, Ireland, May 20 - 26, 2024 This retreat offers practical workshops on the art of travel writing plus a special focus on...
  • Writing Retreats in June 2024

    If you're able to plan on short notice, here are some writing retreats coming up this June. The Writer's Way on a Pilgrim Path- Leon, Spain, June 1 - 12, 2024 Join us for a soulful 10-day writing retreat in Northern Spain. With uninterrupted time...
  • Writing Retreats in May 2024

    If you're able to plan on short notice, here are some writing retreats coming up this May. Scott Editorial Writers' Retreat - Hay-on-Wye UK, May 8 - 13, 2024 This is a 5 night, all-inclusive writers' retreat for anyone who has a passion for...
  • What's one thing you think writers should know?

    Last week I posted on Instagram asking editors, book coaches, and other writers for tips they'd offer to writers. I want to share the three answers I've gotten so far. They may be exactly what you need to hear right now to keep moving forward with...
  • Resources for Writers

    If you're like me, you've set some big goals for your writing for 2024. I'm rewriting stories I put on Kindle Vella so readers are drawn into the stories and want to keep reading. Part of that is doing a better job of making the characters I...
  • The best part of my solo writing retreat

    I went on what I called a “DIY writing retreat” in November 2023. As a 50th birthday gift to myself, I chose a transatlantic crossing on a cruise ship. My goal was to spend time writing and thinking about writing, without having to do any of the...
  • What would it take?

    When something is a negotiation, we often hear that there is one question that will get to the heart of the matter.  This question starts with the stem, “What would it take to…” The idea is that once you articulate the circumstances under which...
  • Welcome to Your Writing Retreat Connection Podcast

    My new podcast, Your Writing Retreat Connection, is now live! I'm thrilled to finally launch it. You can listen to the first episode here: Or find it on one of these podcast apps (more coming soon): Apple Podcast Spotify When it's listed on the...
  • How to Capitalize on Your Writing Retreat Momentum

    You had a great time at your writing retreat. You came away refreshed, renewed, motivated, and inspired. You even set intentional goals—write so many words a day, start waking up early and join the #5amwriters club. Then life, as it so often does,...
  • What to Consider When Choosing a Writing Retreat to Attend

    You've made the decision to carve out time for yourself and your writing. Now, how do you find a writing retreat that will inspire, motivate, and support you to tell your best story? Take the following into consideration and you'll be well on your...
  • How A Writing Retreat Boosts Your Creativity and Output

    That last chapter of your WIP has been staring at you from your laptop while you contemplate the various ways to tie up the ending. Or maybe you’re in the thick of the story and aren’t sure how to move the plot forward. If you had more than a few...
  • How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome Before the Writing Retreat

    You’re all set. The venue is booked, you have each day of the writing retreat mapped out to maximize your guests’ experience, the registration page is live, and people are signing up! Congratulations on getting to this stage. After the last few...
  • Considering the Writers' Experience During the Retreat

    In a previous blog post, I talked about the initial planning for your writing retreat. In this post, I want to focus on what happens during the writing retreat. You’ve chosen your location and booked the venue - whew! - and you’re fired up to...
  • The First Steps in Planning A Writing Retreat

    Have you been thinking about hosting a writing retreat, but aren’t sure where to start? Before you get into the finer details, you need to make some foundational decisions that will guide the rest of your planning. What is the maximum number of...
  • Pros and Cons of Hosting A Virtual Retreat

    Have you been thinking about hosting a virtual writing retreat? Maybe you’re not able to travel for an in person retreat, or the last few years of uncertainty has left you with less money to host an in person writing retreat. A virtual event sounds good,...
  • How to Find Out What Writers Want From Your Retreat

    As you sit at your desk or or in your favorite coffee shop planning your writing retreat, what’s going through your head? The rustic mountain cabins you’ve always loved that your guests will stay in? Or maybe your retreat will be in an historic...
  • Writing Retreat Directory Is Live

    We are thrilled to announce that the Writing Retreat Directory is now live. In the next phase, beta testing, we’ll have writing retreat hosts use the site at no cost and give us feedback on the features and ease of use. We’ll explain how someone...
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