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Jul 16, 2013, 4:26 PM
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Are you going on a retreat or to a workshop?
Re: [Touchstone] Thoughts on Writing Retreats
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I go on a retreat at least once a year (thanks to my overly generous wife), which involves a condo, a lot of golf, and a lot of writing. Sometimes I bring a book on craft with me, but I don't usually get around to reading it, so the only effect on my writing is that I get in a little more of my 10,000 hours. That's good, of course, but it doesn't do for me what a workshop does.
I also go to a workshop every year, or almost. That gives me some guidance, and often something to work on for the next year. Since so little is within driving distance, I go for the-full week workshops rather than the shorter ones, but that's just a personal preference. Lately I've been going to Colgate, and I'm pretty satisfied with that, although I'm sure there are plenty of others that would also suit me.
What do I wish I had known earlier in my career? That I'm a poet, not a fiction writer.
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