Here is a list of our frequently asked questions - updated for the 2017 retreat.
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What do I need to bring?
What is the deadline to get registered?
Is this retreat for a specific genre or a specific type of writer?
Is there a shuttle?
I don't normally run a lot. What do I need to know to be prepared?
What should I start doing now to be ready?
How do I submit my first two chapters?
What is standard manuscript formatting?
How will the roundtable groups work? If I write picture books, will I be placed in a group of writers who write adult fiction?
I've never critiqued someone else's writing before. How do I give a good critique?
Writers Who Run Race to NC for World's First Ever Retreat of its Kind
Writers will be racing to Fontana Dam, NC on August 3, 2016 to attend the world's only writing retreat that also incorporates running a race as part of the agenda. Space is limited to 32 participants who think of themselves as writers and runners (or walkers). The culminating event of the 5-day, 4-night writing retreat is a 10k trail race on Sunday August 7 through the Nantahala National Forest of the Great Smoky Mountains. The race is limited to 250 participants and is also open to walkers.
The Writers Who Run (or Walk) Retreat combines the best of both worlds all in one trip, saving you time and money. One website visitor commented, "What an awesome concept. I cannot believe I've found this. It's like Goldilocks discovering just the right bed! Writing retreats are sedentary. Running retreats are exhausting. But this one sounds just right!"
The retreat promises to be rejuvenating, educational, productive, and social. The 10k trail race isn't just a race. It's an inspirational journey including some of the most popular racing elements that attract runners: adventure, costumes, charity, and bling!
Writers Who Run was founded by Christie Wright Wild, a writer who realized that the only time she ever traveled was to go to a writing event or a running event. There's finally a solution where you can do both in the same trip!