What to do on a writer's retreat

If you've ever considered going on a writer's retreat, Melanie Bishop has some advice for you: Don't get so focused on the work that you forget to recharge your creative powers with a little bit of play as well: "Productivity is certainly one goal of a retreat. But there are other desired outcomes, such as returning home rested, relaxed, and energized by the time away. The goal is not to return home as though you’ve just pulled a week of all-nighters in a row."