About Rosanne

Rosanne Bane

Rosanne Bane

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.

26 Responses to About Rosanne

  1. Excellent way of telling, and pleasant piece of writing to get facts
    concerning my presentation topic, which i am going to present in school.

  2. Cia says:

    The book was (and is) a gift. A greater gift is working with Rosanne. In the past 8 months my creative life has been transformed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • rosannebane says:

      You are most welcome, Cia! And you’re the one doing the work of showing up every day you say you will. I’m thrilled to coach you as you send a book out into the world that will be a gift to your readers.

  3. Dawn Akemi says:

    Thank you for your blog. So glad I found you! I am struggling with baneful resistance (pun intended) and everything you say resonates. I manage to write, including my own WordPress blog, but soooo slowly, in tiny increments. It’s like I have to go to the bathroom really really bad, but when I get to the toilet, I’m constipated! Wish you were in L.A. Will continue to pour through your postings. My gratitude is yours.

    • rosannebane says:

      Hi Dawn,
      I’m glad the posts help!

      Your observation is on target. Clarissa Pinkola Estes recorded a CD called Creative Fire where she said that if you don’t express your creativity every day, you get creatively constipated.

      I don’t know if I’ll get to the West Coast anytime soon, but I will teach an online version of the Discover Your Way Around the Writer’s Block class starting in February.

  4. [...] I am taking the writing advice of Rosanne Bane’s recent book, “Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance.”   She advocates making a commitment to write 15 minutes a day.  I can target more minutes or hours than the basic 15 minute commitment.  Click here for Rosanne Bane’s website. [...]

  5. [...] ever: The Bane of Your Resistance. There you can learn a little bit about what it’s like growing up with the last name ‘Bane.’ Before you head out, make sure you read Rosanne’s answers to our six [...]

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  8. rosannebane says:

    Hi Jann,
    Thanks for your shared interest in the brain and in my book!
    I added you to my Imagination InkLinks Creativity newsletter list, so you’ll get updates on what happens as Around the Writer’s Block moves through to publication in 2012. The newsletter also includes reminders to check out my blog, information about classes I’m teaching, discounts offered, etc. You can always opt out if you wish.

  9. Jann Pinnick says:

    I just stumbled upon this…I think :-)
    I like you am very interested in the brain, psychological reasons for the Sabateur and writing and artwork.

    I will want to buy the book which is coming out in 2012. Please put me on your contact list and keep me advised~~~don’t want to overlook it because the Sabateur got me again!

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  11. rosannebane says:

    Thanks Sana! Glad you like it.

  12. Rosanne, it was a pleasure to hear you talk about neuroplasticity last night at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.

    Are you on Facebook in any guise? The kids seem to love it these days, and it’s great for networking. Then again, it can be a huge time-waster.

    Cheers.

    • rosannebane says:

      Hi Susan, Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m not on Facebook. I probably should be, but I struggle to keep up with emails and the blog as it is… Have a great weekend!

      Rosanne

      Rosanne Bane, Creativity Coach and Teaching Artist Imagination Ink: Releasing human potential to transform the world, one creative person at a time! 612-722-4139 website: http://www.RosanneBane.com blog: http://www.BaneOfYourResistance.wordpress.com Author of Dancing in the Dragon’s Den and the upcoming Around the Writer’s Block: Applying Neuroscience to Unlock Your Writer’s Brain

  13. Karrie says:

    Rosanne has a great sense of humor and laughs easily, and that will take you a long way when you work with her!

  14. Fay says:

    Rosanne has so much experience in working with writers. She is an interesting speaker and has a non threatening style in working with you.

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