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:

  • Laptop
  • Cord for laptop
  • Lunch money
  • Water
  • Chocolate
  • Idea’s
  • Camera
  • Pen and paper
  • Light jacket
  • Reading glasses
  • Ipod

Other tips:

  • 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