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.

31 Comments on “About Rosanne”

  1. relacionamento complicado December 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Hoje, tudo virou transtorno bipolar, ficou banalizado. http://www.connectionwls.com/forum/member.php?u=257428-WernerThielen94


  2. Artie February 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    I could look at these kinds of posts from other people all day! I love being nosey. I am not much into the staged magy-ineztape photos. I want to see how people really live.


  3. http://infiniteleveragesystem.blogspot.com October 8, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy
    reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other
    blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Many thanks!


  4. John Rawlings October 2, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Hello Rosanne,

    Are you aware of this: http://blog.bufferapp.com/science-of-storytelling-why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate-our-brains

    I just found it while I was looking for something else, but I thought of you when I saw it. Perhaps you have covered this aspect of story telling and I missed, but in case you have, here it is.

    BTW thank you very much for your book and your blog–they and you are very helpful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • rosannebane October 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

      Thanks for thinking of me John! I always appreciate getting links to material like this. I have seen related research. Have you read Lisa Cron’s book Wired for Story? I recommend it. I’m delighted to hear that both my book and this blog are helpful.


  5. shark steamer March 12, 2014 at 12:39 am #

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


  6. Cia February 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    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 February 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      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.


  7. Dawn Akemi November 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    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 November 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      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.


  8. rosannebane May 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    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 May 13, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    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!


    • Tailynn November 24, 2011 at 7:27 am #

      I\’m not eiasly impressed. . . but that\’s impressing me! 🙂


  10. rosannebane December 13, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Thanks Sana! Glad you like it.


  11. Sana Johnson-Quijada MD December 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    nice. keep on!


  12. Susan Van Pelt April 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    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.



    • rosannebane April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am #

      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 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 April 25, 2009 at 11:58 am #

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


  14. rosannebane April 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks Fay!


  15. Fay April 23, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    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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