Archive | August, 2012

Can a Deadline Cure Writer’s Block?

Yes. And no. There’s no doubt that a deadline creates urgency. Sometimes the urgency generates enough energy to propel a blocked writer out of paralysis and into action. Sometimes that action is writing. But breaking out of paralysis doesn’t necessarily mean all resistance is gone. A paralyzed writer may move into action, but that action […]

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Why Bother with Writer’s Block? Because Creative People Live Longer!

Struggling with writer’s block and other forms of resistance can be frustrating and exhausting. So why not just give up? Because solving your resistance could mean you get a few more chapters – not just in your book – but in your life! According to a recent study (Journal of Aging and Health, June 2012), […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Post and You Could Win a Free Book!

There’s still time to enter the drawing for a free copy of Around the Writer’s Block. All you have to do is vote for your favorite BaneOfYourResistance post! I’ve written nearly 300 posts, so you have plenty to choose from. While you’re figuring out which is your favorite and to give me time for after-book-launch-party […]

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Live and Creative From Minneapolis…

I’m gong on the air! Friday, August 10 2012, I’ll be a guest on Writers’ Voice radio show at KRUU, 100.1 FM with hosts Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn. The show will broadcast live from 1 to 2 pm CST at 100.1 FM and stream live at (Just click on the Listen Live link in […]

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