Episode 6 of Your Writing Retreat Connection is the first solo episode where I talk about planning writing retreats. Follow or subscribe to Your Writing Retreat Connection on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Note that episodes are usually on Apple and Spotify right away, but take awhile to populate on Google.
Since I started the Writing Retreat Directory, many people have emailed me and DM’d me on Instagram looking for information on planning a writing retreat because there’s not much out there on the steps to take to plan and host a successful one.
It’s kind of amazing actually how little comprehensive information is out there. Most people are winging it, asking other retreat hosts, or picking up tips and advice from a variety of blog posts. Since I’ve planned and hosted small in person events before and am a systems and process fanatic, I realized I could be a guide for people who want to host writing retreats.
I have a really short series on Instagram to help you get started. Go to Writing Retreat Directory on Instagram and look for the pinned post Part One, How to Plan a Writing Retreat Series. You can also search for the hashtag #planwritingretreatseries on Instagram to see all of the posts.
Now, I’m taking those short posts and expanding on them for my solo episodes of this podcast. In this first one, I talked about setting a good foundation before you start planning a writing retreat, which include your mindset and some prep work.
Have you checked out the Writing Retreat Directory yet?
If you're a writer who's looking for a writing retreat to attend, or a writing retreat host who wants to get their writing retreat in front of more writers, click the Find a Retreat or Promote Your Retreat menu links to find writing retreats from around the world and be able to choose a plan to list your own writing retreat.
Get the latest information about promoting, planning, or finding a writing retreat.
- Writing Retreat Hosts Community Facebook Group (for current and aspiring writing retreat hosts)
- On Instagram @writingretreatdirectory
- On Facebook @writingretreatdirectory
- On LinkedIn @writingretreatdirectory
If you enjoyed the show, please click the plus or follow button in your podcast player so you can get notified of new episodes that come out every Tuesday. Thanks and have a great week!