Blog Post 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 decided to make it happen. It’s taking place in the most haunted hotel in America (!!), the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.

There will be fun. There will be cussing. There will be new writer-friends made. There will be lots and lots of story problem solving. There will be relaxing around a fellow bunch of weirdos who love murder books as much as we do. And it will be totally inclusive (i.e. LGTBQIA+ friendly, believers of Black Lives Matter, Trans Rights are Human Rights, Science is Real, and Love is Love.)

With a focus on brainstorming solutions instead of rewriting from the ground up, the goal is for writers to walk away from this retreat with a completed, revised or planned-from-scratch outline - with three twists. Our exercises are designed to help writers get unblocked and on their way as they write forward. You'll also make a few new writer friends!

More details at this link - Shadows & Secrets Writing Retreat

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 founder Michelle Grajkowski, and co-host/professional ghost hunter turned literary agent, Stacey Graham at the Sayre Mansion, located in the heart of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Sitting on a beautifully maintained 2-acre plot, the Sayre Mansion offers all the amenities of a modern hotel with a blend of old-world elegance. With 19 classic mansion guestrooms and 3 spacious Carriage House suites, each beautifully restored room is unique in design and appearance. Each room has a private bath and WiFi is available throughout the mansion.

Eerie Elixir 2024 features:

  • Daily dedicated writing time
  • Expert instruction on craft and the business of writing
  • A community of writers at all stages of their career
  • A haunted tour of the mansion and a few other fun activities!

And if we’re lucky, we’ll enjoy a paranormal experience or two ourselves!

More details at this link - Eerie Elixir Writing Retreat

If you're looking for retreats with different locations or dates, check out all the writing retreats on the Writing Retreat Directory.






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