Each December three critique partners and I head to north Georgia for a plotting retreat. This year we spent Saturday night at an old inn just south of Clayton, at Glen-Ella Springs. Our suite had the air of old-fashioned comfort and of grandma’s house, if she’d been rich. Each of our bedrooms held stoves with the look of old wood burners. While the rooms are old planks, modern conveniences include bathrooms with showers and whirlpool tubs. Nice!
Saturday evening we enjoyed a wine tasting. Yes, the North Georgia mountains have vineyards and local wines. The restaurant offers a gourmet menu that changes daily and a buffet style breakfast with pancakes to die for. Our weekend the temps were low, which made the fireplaces in the restaurant and lobby welcome. You can’t beat a place that offers fine dining near hiking trails, streams, and more. Near-by Clayton has wonderful shops.
Before our sumptuous supper we worked on plotting, taking one person’s idea and expanding it into a plot to get that writer started. We worked after supper and then the next morning. Each of us left with basic plot to start writing a new book.
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Posted by Mary Marvella | 12:07 AM | Clayton, Georgia, Glen-Ella Springs, North Gerogia, Plotting retreat. Bed and breakfast atmosphere | 13 comments »