A typical weekend begins on Friday evening and covers full days on Saturday and Sunday with a generative style writing workshop. The retreat includes a review of excerpts of participants' writing structured around various writing craft issues. Revision is encouraged and in-session writing exercises are used to develop your work. Lunch is included and lunchtime conversations will center around aspects of the writing life -- finding agents, publishing, how to sustain writing with other life responsibilities and careers. There are opportunities for participants to share their work.
The author leading the retreat will usually also offer a limited number of individual manuscript consultations for longer works at a special rate only for retreat participants.