In August 2023, we held our first WordFam Retreat! A group of us headed off to beautiful Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) to spend a weekend enjoying chill island vibes, cool winter temperatures, sandy beaches, great company, and writing times.
We had a conference room to ourselves for focussed writing time, and a nearby beach for those who wanted to spend some time writing outside. World and story building tools were on hand for those who were looking for inspiration. We also had a quiet writing space for those who wanted fewer distractions.
At the start of the weekend, everyone set a goal for what they wanted to achieve over the Retreat. Any kind of goal worked, whether it was a word count, a completed piece, pages edited, or creating a plan for a story. I’m excited to report that everyone hit their goals! Fantastic work by all.
We’re so delighted with how everything went. We got to catch up with some far-flung WordFam members in person, play card games, and spin stories together. I was sorry when the weekend was over and it was time to hop on the ferry to head home.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the weekend happen, and to everyone who came along and took part. You all make it special. It was wonderful and I hope we can do it again sometime!