Why Those Best Writing Retreat Posts Aren't Accurate

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Lisa Shaughnessy
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... Read More
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Writing Retreats in Canada 2024

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Lisa Shaughnessy Writing Retreat Canada, Writing Retreat Ontario, indie authors, writers, writing goals
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,... Read More
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Writing Retreats in Ireland 2024

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Lisa Shaughnessy Academic Wriitng Retreat, Poetry Writing Retreat, Travel Writer Retreat, Writing Retreat Ireland, indie authors, writers
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,... Read More
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Writing Retreats in June 2024

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Lisa Shaughnessy Writing Retreat Canada, Writing Retreat Ireland, indie authors, writers, writing retreat Mexico, writing retreat Spain
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... Read More
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Writing Retreats in May 2024

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Lisa Shaughnessy indie authors, writers, writing retreat Greece, writing retreat Italy, writing retreat Tuscany, writing retreat UK
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 -... Read More
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What's one thing you think writers should know?

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Lisa Shaughnessy indie authors, writers, writing goals, writing tips
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... Read More
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Resources for Writers

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Lisa Shaughnessy
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... Read More
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The best part of my solo writing retreat

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Amy Goldmacher indie authors, writers, writing goals, writing retreat cruise
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... Read More
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What would it take?

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Robin Henry
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... Read More
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Welcome to Your Writing Retreat Connection Podcast

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Lisa Shaughnessy writing retreat, writing retreat hosts, writing retreats, your writing retreat connection
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... Read More
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How to Capitalize on Your Writing Retreat Momentum

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Lisa Shaughnessy attending a writing retreat, post retreat tips, writers
You had a great time at your writing retreat. You came away refreshed, renewed, motivated, and inspired. You even set intentional goals—write so... Read More
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What to Consider When Choosing a Writing Retreat to Attend

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Lisa Shaughnessy attending a writing retreat, writers
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... Read More
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How A Writing Retreat Boosts Your Creativity and Output

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Lisa Shaughnessy attending a writing retreat, writers
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... Read More
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How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome Before the Writing Retreat

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Lisa Shaughnessy planning a writing retreat, writing retreat hosts
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... Read More
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Considering the Writers' Experience During the Retreat

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Lisa Shaughnessy planning a writing retreat, writing retreat hosts
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... Read More
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The First Steps in Planning A Writing Retreat

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Lisa Shaughnessy planning a writing retreat, writing retreat hosts
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... Read More
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Pros and Cons of Hosting A Virtual Retreat

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Lisa Shaughnessy planning a writing retreat, virtual writing retreat, writing retreat hosts
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... Read More
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Why We Focus Solely on Writing Retreats

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Lisa Shaughnessy writers, writing retreat hosts
When I got the idea for the Writing Retreat Directory, I talked with other people in my business network about the pros and cons of having the... Read More
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How to Find Out What Writers Want From Your Retreat

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Lisa Shaughnessy planning a writing retreat, writing retreat hosts
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... Read More
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Writing Retreat Directory Is Live

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Lisa Shaughnessy
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... Read More
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