"I've done a couple of retreats, and I will second a couple of the suggestions. Always bring food you like and that agrees with you. There's nothing worse than being up late in your wonderful room, writing away, and wishing you…"
In my latest draft of my memoir, I have included some poetry. I did that in my memoir about my brother, as well. I think it allows me to let my emotion out in a non linear way. I hope readers will like it.