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Looking for a Writing Retreat?

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The theme song for Cheers asked a question familiar to most writers: “…Wouldn’t you like to get away?”

If you’re looking for a writing retreat this year, or a workshop in a different locale, with different instructors, the idea being that a change might do you good, check out the website Creative Writing Retreats.

Write a Book Retreats allow writers to treat their “inner author to glorious, dedicated writing time.” Participants will hone their writing skills, learn how to maximize their creative output, how to land an agent, and, perhaps most importantly, relax and recharge with “expert guidance in a gorgeous location.” 2017 locations include San Francisco, CA, and Crete, Greece.

The site also offers Literary Vacations to London, Paris, and Dubrovnik, Croatia. These writing adventures offer “creativity sprints,” immersion in work by local authors, and a geographic background steeped in literary excellence and tradition.

The site is offering $50 off registration if you sign up for their e-newsletter.

Registrants can also use the discount code WRITERSREADERS to get 10 percent off registration.

This same code can be used for a 10 percent discount at Learn How to Write a Book, where Jessica Lourey, MA, MS, creative writing professor, recipient of The Loft Literary Center’s Excellence in Teaching fellowship, and author of fifteen books, will guide participants toward writing that novel they’re meant to write.

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