Last Weekend (November 15th-17th) the South Jersey Writers' Group held their 2013 Fall Writers' Retreat.
The retreat took place at the Weisel Hostel, located in Nockamixon State Park, in Quakertown PA; It was a fantastic venue to hold a writers' retreat, as the one hundred year old farm house and beautiful grounds provided a great amount of scope for the imagination.
The retreat was equal parts productivity and relaxation. Some attendees worked to boost their NaNoWriMo word counts, while others worked on editing and/or other writing projects.
It was a great chance to let the words flow freely onto the page without the interruptions and distractions of normal everyday life. Plenty of writing was accomplished and it was estimated that at least 40,200 were written during the course of the weekend.
There was also plenty of coffee/tea, snacks and other food consumed, after all writers need to keep up their strength and stamina. There was also time for a s'mores break.
If you are a current group member, keep an eye out for upcoming retreats. If you are not a member, now is the perfect time to sign up and enjoy all of the activities the group has to offer.