The perfect place for a writing retreat

Bed and Breakfast


A bed and breakfast that my husband and I stayed at recently in Brattleboro, Vermont, is described accurately on its website as a place for relaxation and renewal, offering the perfect setting for a peaceful, romantic, respite from a busy world. My stay there was indeed restful. The bucolic setting was the perfect place for me to catch up on some R and R and to be pampered. Each morning a tray of tea was left outside our room. Sumptuous breakfast choices included eggs baked in smoked ham, baby spinach, and Grafton Village cheddar cheese  and custard french toast croissants with a hint of nutmeg served with maple-orange sauce, all served in a cozy dining room in front of a cozy fireplace. The B and B was also a great place to catch up on literary pursuits. I sent hours in overstuffed, high-backed chairs catching up on some reading and jotting down notes for revising my manuscript. A B and B can serve as the perfect place for a writing retreat. How about you? What’s your favorite sanctuary for writing?


About lisabraxton

Lisa Braxton, a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and her Master of Science degree in Journalism at Northwestern University. She is the immediate past president of the Women’s National Book Association/Boston Chapter and an Emmy-nominated journalist. She is a former television news anchor and reporter and spent her television career at stations in Champaign, Illinois, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Hartford, Connecticut. She is also a former newspaper reporter and radio reporter. She currently lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Lisa has been published in numerous literary journals, including Snake Nation Review, Foliate Oak, and Meetinghouse: A Journal of New England Fiction, Clockhouse Review, and Literary Brushstrokes.
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3 Responses to The perfect place for a writing retreat

  1. larry gray says:

    at home in my office or family room

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