Posted by: nancyisanders | April 5, 2019

Free Writer’s Retreat: You’re Invited!


As some of you know, this past Christmas, my husband and I moved. As you may guess, our life turned upside-down for awhile. Especially since this move was unexpected, (a house unexpectedly went for sale close to our grandkids), my life felt unorganized for several months as we were living out of boxes and didn’t have phone or internet (we still don’t have internet yet but are learning to manage with a personal hotspot!).

Needless to say, my writing schedule took a trip to the South Pole and looked in danger of never returning. I had writing commitments for which I couldn’t even find my important papers or boxes of key research notes. Yikes!

Finally, out of desperation, I booked myself for a writer’s retreat. And after several days of being “away,” I finally got my writing priorities back on track.

The great thing about this writer’s retreat is that it’s free! I wanted to invite you to go, too. Especially if you have a writing project that just isn’t being attended to lately in your busy life, a writer’s retreat could be just the thing you need.

Here’s the scoop:

Host your very own personal writer’s retreat in your very own home!

If you signed up to go to an expensive writer’s retreat such as Highlights, you’d mark it on your calendar, tell all your friends and family, get the days off work, hire a babysitter, and disappear for several days while you gloriously bask in all things writing.

So for starters, choose the dates for your very own personal writer’s retreat. Clear your calendar of any commitments and reschedule appointments if necessary. Make all the arrangements as if you were actually traveling to attend a writer’s retreat. Treat your very own personal writer’s retreat as if it’s the most expensive retreat in the world.

In upcoming posts, I’ll give you some tips on how to make your very own personal writer’s retreat AMAZING!


  1. Love this idea! I’ll be scheduling a retreat starting today!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I’m intrigued. From time to time, I take a writer’s retreat for a few days at a local hotel, but I haven’t done it at home. If I could learn to do it there, and stick to it instead of being lured away by household tasks, I’d save some money–plus, probably have retreats more often. Looking forward to your next posts!

  3. What a wonderful idea, Nancy! My life is currently in turmoil. This is something I could do once my life is back together. Warmest wishes for you and hubby in your new home. You are pure inspiration!

    • Thanks for your kudos! I’m praying that God will give you wonderful times of refreshment in his presence while your life is upside-down.

  4. Great idea!
    And you look so rested:-))

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