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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Want to End Writer’s Block? Stop Feeding the Saboteur!

Do you hear the whisper of self-doubt or the roar of criticism whenever you even think about writing? Do you have a collection of excuses and reasons not to write? Do you have other behaviors and beliefs that undermine your writing?

That’s the Saboteur at work. But you don’t have to let the Saboteur run and ruin your life.

If my previous posts on the Saboteur have tweaked your interest and you’re eager to muzzle your Saboteur, please join me at the Rochester Writer’s Festival on April 9, 2011 where I’ll present “Please Don’t Feed the Saboteur.” You’ll learn how to recognize the Saboteur’s sneak attacks and how to respond so that you stop feeding the Saboteur and reclaim your creative energy and joy for your writing.

Just $69 gets you in the door for Mike Kalmbach’s keynote on The Three C’s of Writing and your choice of four different breakout sessions:

  • Please Don’t Feed the Saboteur (with Rosanne Bane)
  • The Perfect Pitch (with Frank Bures)
  • Write in a Flash (with Helen Chen)
  • Write About Yourself: A Generative Workshop (with Jennifer Koski)
  • Panel Discussion with Editors (with Ellington Miller-Starks and Steve Lange)
  • Write the Children’s Play That Theaters Are Looking For (with Joan Sween)
  • The Promises and Pitfalls of Social Media (with Brad Marsh and David Fingerman)
  • Five Secret Markers Found in Every Good Story (with Tom Overlie)

And lunch and after-festival networking! There’s also a morning-only and an afternoon-only option for $35 each.

Check out their website for session descriptions, speaker bios and registration. Rochester, Minnesota is a beautiful hour and a half drive from the Twin Cities. If you come, please let me know if this post influenced your decision to attend. Thanks!

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2 Comments on “Want to End Writer’s Block? Stop Feeding the Saboteur!”

  1. rosannebane March 25, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I don’t know how that happened – must be Divine Intervention on my behalf.


  2. mkelberer March 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Hey – I like how your name and type is larger than everyone else’s in the all-day program listing. Nice trick!!


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