One of the reasons writer’s block is so persistent is because we almost always use the passive voice to talk about it. As long as you have writer’s block or you are blocked, you can’t see what part you play. Writer’s block just happens. You’re passive, you’re a victim. When you shift from pasive to active voice to describe resistance, you can see what you can do to transform the resistance you feel.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe the horse was lost, For want of a horse the rider was lost, For want of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. […]
What counts as Process and why is it so important? How does creative play help me get to my writing? What kind of Self-care does a writer need? How should I structure my Product Time to get the most out of it? I’ll answer these and any other questions you might have about how my […]
By Rosanne Bane Someone once told me there’s the reason you think you do something and then there’s the REAL reason you do something. It might just be that the real reason I show up to write five days a week is because: #11 I’m accountable. I simply will not tell the students in my […]
By Rosanne Bane Showing up for your writing might mean drafting or revising, but it also means doing any of the other things that are essential to writing: research, reading, mind-mapping, clustering, brainstorming with other people, sketching a character, doing a writing exercise, creating a timeline, transcribing interview notes, and so on. Even if you […]