Research shows that writing about painful experiences helps us move on. So why not enter this contest and get any lingering writing-related trauma out of your system. And a maybe win a free book.
Tell us about your worst experience with resistance: a full-fledged writer’s block, endless distractions, persistent procrastination, devious Saboteur, etc.
This is your chance for catharsis, completion and a FREE copy of Around the Writer’s Block, which guarantees you won’t have to go through That again.
That’s right, if you’re the winner of the Worst Writer’s Resistance Ever contest and this free copy of Around the Writer’s Block doesn’t keep you from going through the same horrible experience of writing resistance again, I’ll refund every penny you pay for it.
Rule #1 Have fun!
Rule #2 Logistics: The contest opens June 14 and closes July 5, 2013. Subscribers to my Imagination InkLinks ezine newsletter got advance notice, the opportunity to submit early (I’ve already received entries) and a rebate offer – so you might want to subscribe.
If you live more than 100 miles from St. Paul and you write the best Worst Writing Resistance Ever entry, I’ll contact you about getting your free book to you.
BTW: The Rewire Your Brain to Write More workshop is free and open to the public, so please bring your writer friends. After all, you’ll want a cheering section if your entry is the “winning worst”.
Rule #3 There are NO more rules!
You can write fictionalized memoir, autobiographical fiction, poetry or any other genre you choose. Write about a time when you wanted to write, but somehow never quite got around to it.
Shoot for no more than 300 words, so you don’t end up wallowing in the memory too long. I’m not going to be a stickler on word count. Enter as many times as you want.
Shoot for a humorous perspective. If you like, start with “You think that’s bad, one time I…” Or watch the Sad Cat Diary video for inspiration.
Use this as an opportunity to laugh at your resistance. Or cry and be done with it.
When you’re finished, email a copy to me at Rosanne@RosanneBane.com and let me know if you would like your response posted here or kept anonymous. (Depending on the number of entries, I may not be able to post them all.)
Then print a copy for yourself and burn it! Promise yourself you’re never going there again.
Of course, resistance never goes away; we just get better at responding to it. Entering this contest will show you that humor can be one way to move through resistance.