I'm off to a writers' retreat next weekend. Amazingly, it's just around the corner from me here in the Alps, and it's the first time this chalet has run a retreat like this ('m a bit of a test student I guess).

So, what should I expect? Does anyone have any advice about how to get the most out of a weekend dedicated to improving writing ability? Should I prepare in any way?

So far, I've been asked for 6,000 words in advance so the facilitator can get a feel for my writing style. That's as prepared as I am, so any tips very much appreciated.