I read in the news yesterday that the Mall of America is launching a writing residency and, in response, the Literary Hub posted a list of eight other unusual writing residencies.
Which made me think:
Has anyone here ever done a residency or retreat? Did you find that it improved your productivity? What did you like about it, and what do you wish they'd done differently?
(For example, I like writing retreats with structured workshops, but I know other people are just looking for a long span of uninterrupted time.)