Being a writer is using the creative side of your brain. If you get into a rut of write, write, write, the creative well runs dry. Sometimes you need to refill the well. I like to do this by going to conferences, workshops, and retreats.
This past week I went with a group of good friends to a retreat at Mt. Shasta. It is truly one of the most beautiful parts of my state of California. We stay at a home owned by one of our chapter mates. It is nestled, all snug in the woods.