Recently, I was lassoed into a Write Out at the Broadmoor with my WFTJ writers friends. I must admit though, it didn’t take a lot of convincing. Spending the day with my favorite people is incentive enough, but when you throw in the Broadmoor , I’m hooked.
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of work I accomplished. As social as I am, I didn’t anticipate a highly productive writing day.
“We have to do this more often,” I reflected aloud as my fingers flew over the keys.
“Um hmm,” they muttered into their laptops.
The creativity was flowing so freely, I thought of asking for a ‘to go’ box, or at the very least, another couple of days.
Convinced yet? Ready to plan your own? Below are a few tips.
What to bring to a write out:
- Cord for laptop
- Lunch money
- Pen and paper
- Light jacket
- Reading glasses
- Turn off your cell phone -Leave your family problems at home. They’ll survive without you.
- Make a plan – stick to a schedule
- Drink plenty of water
- Take several projects so you can chose one that inspires you
- Go somewhere away from home
- Be prepared to socialize – but not too much.
Reasons to Plan a Write Out:
- Spend an entire day writing, free from distractions
- To bounce ideas off each other
- The creative energy is palatable