Recharge: Winter Writing Retreat

I'm sure you'll all tired of me complaining about winter, the cold, the snow, the lack of sunlight.  I'm tired of me complaining about winter.  We've hit another patch of sub-zero temperatures, there's snow in the forecast, my kids have both outgrown their boots and need new ones, and I'm just done with it.

Back in my BK-Days (Before Kids), I would have taken some time off of work, bought a plane ticket, and headed south to Florida or Arizona or the Caribbean.  I would have had coffee under palm trees and scribbled notes in my journal and enjoyed summery cocktails in the warm evening breeze.  Now that I have to save my PTO for non-school days and there's a little less -- fun money, shall we say -- the nature of getaways has changed for me.

It's time to create a vacation in my head, a virtual getaway, if you will.  While I'm at it, I thought I'd make it a writing retreat.  I played around with the idea a bit, and then the March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine landed in my mailbox.  One of the cover stories?  The Spring 2013 to Inspired Writers Retreats.

The decision was made.  I'll make my own retreat.

I'd love for you to join me.

You're invited to 
Recharge: Winter Writing Retreat

Beginning on Monday, February 25, join me for five days of imagining, dreaming, and writing.  I'll discuss a different writing-related topic each day and provide prompts, writing exercises, and resources for additional study.  You can choose to keep your work private or share it on your blog or website.  Choose one day or all or any combination of the five, whatever works for you.  It'll be cheap and easy and hopefully will bring you sunshine and calm and inspiration. 




It's a getaway -- and a giveaway.  At the end of the retreat, all participants will be eligible for a giveaway, to be announced on Friday, March 1st.

Want to participate?  Please leave a comment below.

Also, I'd be forever grateful if you'd spread the word!  If you happen to tweet about it, please use the hashtag #rechargeWWR (and follow me @sbiren).  <3  Thank you!


Pack your bags, grab your boarding pass, and I'll meet you at the gate.


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  1. I'm ready! *bounce bounce* Anything to help me get over winter!

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  2. Okay, the box ate my response. Trying again.

    Cooool idea! Maybe since this is a winter retreat I should say hot idea. Count me in.

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    1. Terrific! So glad you'll be joining in.

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  3. Not dealing with the cold is a bonus of living in TX. You can still count me in for writerly goodness next week.

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    1. Awesome! Glad to have you on board, even if you aren't escaping cold temps!

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  4. Sounds fun! I'll blog/Tweet about it tomorrow :)

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for spreading the word.:)

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  5. Oh man, I'm deep in edits on my MG novel and I'm on deadline or I'd join you. If I finish early, I'll jump in before the week is over.

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    1. Busy lady! You can always come back to it when it's more convenient - another benefit of a virtual retreat. :)

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  6. I love this idea, Sara! I will definitely be following along, and I'll do my best to help spread the word. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Katy! And thanks for spreading the word!

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  7. Oh, I so need this more than you know! You can definitely count me in, Sara - what a fabulous idea!

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    1. Awesome - not that you need it so badly, but that you'll be joining in! :) See you Monday!

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  8. This sounds fun! I'm not going to be able to take the week off but I look forward to your posts. I'm currently first-drafting so I'm excited for all the writerly inspiration to come! :)

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    1. Ooh, first drafts are so thrilling. And frustrating. Good luck and I hope you'll find some inspiration when you stop in. :)

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  9. Thanks for doing this, Sara! I'm going to give it a shot too. :)

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  10. Count me in Sara. This sounds like fun.

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    1. Yay! Wasn't today's snow beautiful? And annoying?!

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  11. Cool idea. I'll check in this coming week to join to chat. I did run a weekend writing retreat on MLK King Day, and posted about it, which you can see on my blog.
    Cheers! Catherine

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