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Writing retreats: Write away

Whether you follow a guided retreat or just book a quiet room on your own somewhere, the advantages of retreating are clear, says Lizzie Enfield

It’s finding the time,’ is a constant refrain from students who cross my path: at residential writing weeks, weekend courses and evening classes.

There are various different responses to this. ‘You can make time if you really want to do it.’; ‘Set aside a little time every day/ week.’; ‘Even if you only write 200 words a day, if you do it every day it, will mount up.’

Some people find they can do this. Others say that work, family, life, etc, gets in the way. Recently I advised someone in the latter category ‘Why don’t you just go away for a week and use it to write?’

It’s something I’ve done myself, when starting or finishing a novel. Time away, without the distractions of home and work, is so much more time than you will ever get any other way.

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