Growing up with “Bane” as my last name, I’ve heard more references to “the bane of my existence” than I can count. That’s right, my last name means “death, doom, destruction,” and comes from the Old English “bana” which means “slayer.” Fortunately (I guess) the clichéd use of the phrase ‘bane of my existence” has reduced the connotation of “bane” to merely “annoying or unpleasant.”
Either way – doom or annoyance – I don’t particularly want to be the bane of anyone’s existence.
But I am completely willing and well qualified to be the Bane of Your Resistance! I’m ready, willing and able to help you slay the writer’s resistance that has delayed or derailed your writing.
I’m a creativity coach, writing and creativity instructor, speaker and author. (You can find the full spiel on the About Rosanne page on my website.) The abbreviated version is that I am curious about human behavior, passionate about the brain and creativity, and am extremely lucky to be able to read, talk and write about things I’m passionate about, and to talk with, encourage and support fascinating, talented people.
I’ve helped thousands of writers, artists and creative people of all sorts achieve their professional goals and make their creative dreams reality. We resolve the problems that inevitably arise and celebrate their successes.
I help creative people understand why it’s so hard (at times) to do the very thing they love to do and what to do about that resistance. I’ve researched creativity, creative process, resistance, writer’s block, Jung’s concept of the shadow and most recently, neurology and neuroplasticity searching for answers to the questions of “What the heck is going on inside my brain when I want to write, but can’t or don’t? Why do I have so many ways to avoid my writing? And what can I do to get back to my writing again?”
My new book, Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writing Resistance focuses on what I’ve discovered in my reading about brain science and how writers can use that information to resolve writing resistance.
In my book, my coaching and my classes, I help writers and artists stop feeling disappointed, frustrated and guilty. I get them past the resistance so they can keep doing what they do best and love most.
I teach creative process and fiction classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and am available to teach at other literary centers and writing programs. I coach writers, artists and other creative people across the country. I speak at writer’s conferences and other conventions and meetings on creativity topics. I’m the author of Dancing in the Dragon’s Den: Rekindling the Creative Fire in Your Shadow and have published widely in a variety of publications.