Each year our lab’s PhD students and Lab Director go on a retreat to write, write, write!
The Adelaide Hills is the perfect spot for three days of writing, and this year we headed to Strathalbyn to partake in some lab team-bonding activities, and of course good food and great wine. We kept our colleagues up-to-date on Twitter, including tips for what makes a great writing retreat.
Luckily there is always at least some sunshine during Adelaide winter!
Most importantly, we had a writing schedule which kept us on track, and helped us to reach our writing goals.
After three years of successful writing retreats, our lab can recommend the following for a successful retreat:
- Set a schedule and stick to it
- Pick a location reasonably far away that does not have wifi
- Focus on writing, no distractions
- Include some lab bonding time over wine and Cards Against Humanity at the end of the day!