Road Trip Wednesday #134: What's Your Dream Writing Retreat?

Welcome to our 134th Road Trip Wednesday! 


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.





This Week's Topic: 
If you could go on a writing retreat anywhere, where would you go & who would you bring?

If time and money were no object, where would you shut yourself away to write the great American novel? And what friends, crit partners, or inspiring authors (living or dead!) would you bring along?



Road Trip Song of the Week: "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane
  Next week’s topic: In preparation for our Bookmobile discussion of Kody Keplinger's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMAREHow did you spend/how will you spend the summer after graduation?




33 comments:

  1. Yay! Today's topic also enables me to share some pictures of my honeymoon :D Come take a peek where I'd like to take all of you (+ my hubby :D)
    Falling in love with Cape Cod…and Isaiah Jones Bed and Breakfast

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  2. Hands down, The Breakers mansion in Newport, RI. My writing buddies would be Anderson Cooper (since we'd have to get his permission to GO to The Breakers anyway!), any & all members of the DC Mafia!, John Green (they filmed the old Gatsby movie there! I bet he'd love it!), & JK Rowling (just because).

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    1. The Breakers - how could you possibly choose what room (or sweeping outdoor terrace) in which to write? :) That is an amazing place. If I had to choose a Newport location, I'd probably go with Hammersmith Farm. A little more laid back and down to earth. :)

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  3. Uuuh, fun question! One place immediately sprung to mind but I decided the opposite would actually be best. Here my answer!

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  4. Hey, didn't I just answer this question in Januaray? Here's mine, again.

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  5. YES to any retreat! I'm in! Here's mine! http://lindamclaren.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/ya-highway-writing-retreat.html

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  6. I have no idea what happened with the spaces, but I like it!

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  7. I'm not a fan of a cabin in the woods... http://sarahnicolas.com/blog/2012/06/rtw-writing-retreats/

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  8. If ca$hbux are no concern, sign me up for that Writer's Digest retreat in the Greek isles this summer! Or, any beach house would do.

    my post on A Girl and Her Diary

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  9. Here's mine. Wishing I was there now...

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.ca/2012/06/writing-retreat.html

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  10. Here's mine http://kiwislife.blogspot.com/2012/06/rtw-writing-retreat.html

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  11. Not participating today but I'm seeing everyone's places and I have one thing to say: YOU GUYS WON'T GET ANY WRITING DONE on those places! Too awesome not to visit and explore hehe ;)

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  12. I love this question. I've never been to a writing retreat, but here's the one on my to-do list: Writing Retreat

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  13. Oooh, this is fun.
    I'd go back to Sarajevo. I've been there, I don't need to explore more, but they have amazing espresso, a pervasive sense of loss AND community at the same time (great writing fodder) and oh it's gorgeous.

    http://writingwithcats.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/road-trip-wednesday/
    I'd bring my cats first and foremost. Yep, I'm THAT writer.

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    1. "A pervasive sense of loss" perfect writing for evoking strong emotion when writing. I like this idea!

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  14. There are so many awesome places, but the first place I thought of was somewhere where I go every year... Clear Lake, Manitoba, Canada. :) http://iamwriterhearmeroar.blogspot.ca/2012/06/rtw-where-would-you-go-on-writing.html

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  15. It'd take me ages to afford these places but I can dream.Here's my answer.

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  16. Here's my first RTW! I had fun thinking of authors to come along :)

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  17. You know that scene in 28 days later when the dude walks out of his hospital room and the city is completely empty, maybe just a few fliers blowing in the streets? Of course a mountain or beach cabin would be nice, but a deserted city like that would really get my brain juices flowing, I think.

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  18. Love this topic! http://emilyheartsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/road-trip-wednesday-is-blog-hop-hosted.html

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  20. Late but not as late as I could be! Here's mine. I'll be back tonight to read everyone else's - can't wait for the trip! :)

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  21. I know just the place
    http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. I love this question! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's picks. Here's mine

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  23. This is something that I like to dream about from time to time. This is my dream retreat.

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  24. Okay--this is a day late, but here is my answer: http://hiliarybrennan.blogspot.com/

    Pictures to follow soon!! :]

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