a writing retreat in Tuscany

Holy Moly. The fee for this retreat is three times my monthly salary. Not including airfare. So I won’t be going. But I thought I’d show you what a fancy writing retreat looks like. (I’d be interested to know how many successful, published books come out of these retreats.)

Another thing that’s not included in the price is alcohol. What? You have to pay extra for wine at dinner? I find that mingy. Stingy. Especially considering that Tuscany is an important wine-growing region with vineyards all over the place.

I just wanted to add that retreats and workshops are important to the writer. Why? Because writing is such a solitary exercise. It’s important to come out of our caves and meet and mingle with other like-minded people.

Next blog post: the real reason the French are opposing pension reform.


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