Workshop Title: The X-tremely Productive Writer
Instructor: Kara Lennox
Date: 2/2 - 2/27/09
What writer doesn't dream of producing three, four, or five books a year? It's more achievable than you think. Writing is like using a muscle; if you increase your outcome a little at a time, it's easier than trying to suddenly write as fast as Nora Roberts.
First you have to recognize your enemy. What, exactly, is keeping you from writing as fast as you'd like? Is it your "real life," making too many demands on your time? Learn time-management tricks for squeezing your writing into a busy life.
Is it your internal editor, second-guessing every sentence you put on paper? Learn to recognize the many faces of fear, which is behind most procrastination and writer's block, and how to overcome it or live happily with it.
Does your muse take frequent vacations? Develop concrete strategies quick idea generation and brainstorming, so you're never at a loss for what to write--even if you're a seat-of-the-pants writer. Learn how to "write blind," change your writing habits, and the power of ritual to
turn on your creativity.
Figure out what your personal avoidance patterns are. Does a bad contest result or rejection letter put you in a writing funk? Do you need a lengthy rest after finishing a book? Do you slow down as you approach a love scene? Gain insight into conquering them.
Avoid setting up a writing schedule that is too strenuous, risking burn-out. Learn the warning signs of burn-out and more serious problems, such as depression, that often go hand-in-hand with burn-out, and how to head them off at the pass.
And finally, learn about the magic foods that give you energy and spark your creativity. (There's a reason writers love chocolate!)
About the Instructor: Kara Lennox
Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo, has been refining her goal-setting techniques for more than twenty years. She set out on this path after a chance reading of a self-help book well before she sold her first novel. Now, fifty-something published books later, she feels her techniques have proven themselves over and over again in all areas of her life. Kara has written for Harlequin, Silhouette and Bantam Loveswept.
Deadline to register: 2/1/09
Fee: $20 YWR members; $25 non-members. RWA Membership isn't required; Anyone can take our courses.
Where to sign up: You may register online at our website.
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