Guest Post – How to DIY a Super Cheap, Super Effective Writing Retreat

The Haunted Pen - Guest Blog PostWhile browsing the Internet recently I came across an extremely interesting website called “Yes and Yes.” The site is operated by Sarah Von Bargen, who started the site in 2008.

Since then Sarah has “slowly found an audience of 12,000+ daily readers and been featured in places like Lifehacker, Problogger, Glamour, and among others.”

The feature highlighted below caught my eye as I’ve been interested in a DIY writing retreat for a while. Please follow the link at the end of the feature to read it in full. While you’re there, grab a coffee and take some time to enjoy the rest of Sarah’s website.

Many thanks to Sarah for giving me permission to share her feature with The Haunted Pen’s readers.


The Haunted Pen - Guest PostWhen my friend Natalie first told me what she does each month for her business, my thought process went like this:

Ohhh, that’s a good idea.”

Ohhh, that feels too frivolous and indulgent for me. Good for her, not for me.”

But you should know I often have to be tricked into spending money. Like, I mentally compile a cost/benefits analysis for just about any purchase over $20. So when Natalie told me that every month she checks into a hotel for a two day writing and work retreat I was simultaneously intrigued and put off.

But then I had a free Sunday night.

And then I checked out Hotwire and found a ton of $40 hotels within a few hours of my apartment. I booked myself for just one night to see how things would go…

Click HERE to read all of Sarah’s very interesting feature.

2 thoughts on “Guest Post – How to DIY a Super Cheap, Super Effective Writing Retreat

  1. jmh says:

    I love Sarah’s blog! She writes about such interesting topics in an engaging, friendly way. Glad you discovered her as well.


    • Dave Burnham says:

      I always enjoy Sarah’s blog. I’m not sure how I discovered it but I took advantage of the website review that Sarah offers. She gave me some great advice. Thanks for commenting.


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