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Hello Untapped Genres – Goodbye Writing Resistance!


Are you a poet who thinks fiction is a waste of words or who can’t fathom writing that many pages? Are you a fiction writer who fears memoir will insult or embarrass your family and friends? An essayist who thinks novelists are incapable of getting to the point? The genres you avoid because you are […]

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NaNo or Not, Here You Go!


Whether you’re gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), writing fiction in a more conventional timeframe, writing memoir or even poetry, you’re going to love the way this exercise generates ideas, images and words! Step 1. Find a new-to-you object. If you’re in a writer’s group, each member can bring a couple of objects […]

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Good News! You Can Still Enter the Flow!


I told you my online Loft class, Entering the Flow, was scheduled to start yesterday, September 19, 2011, but I was mistaken. The class actually starts next Monday, September 26. This means you still have time to register! You can still join us as we explore how to enter the flow state — you know, […]

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Pass the Critic


Susan, a student in my Entering the Flow class this summer, mentioned a great exercise she’d done in Rebecca Kanner’s single-session Loft class, Silencing the Inner Critic. I thought the exercise sounded like a brilliant way to see the Saboteur from a different perspective and asked Rebecca to write a guest post about it. Here […]

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Announcement: Full Lineup of Online and In-Person Fall Classes at the Loft Open for Registration with New and Improved Database


The Loft’s new database allows you to search for classes by teaching artist, genre, course level, course duration, location or starting month. So if you want to see what classes I’m teaching, you just go to http://www.loft.org/adult-classes and select Bane, Rosanne from the Teaching Artist drop down list and click Find Classes. Or use any […]

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The Right to Write What’s Right for You


Identify the Opportunity and Desire Take a few minutes to complete this sentence (on the page or screen or in your head): “I want to write…” Did you write mainly about what content you want to write (e.g. a story about a rodeo clown, or poetry that moves people to tears, or an essay about […]

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Around the Writer’s Block Class Open for Enrollment


If you’ve enjoyed my blog or gleaned useful suggestions from it, you’re going to love the Around the Writer’s Block class!  This class will give you: A safe, supportive community with other writers who are ready to stop struggling with resistance and start writing the way they want Awareness of what’s happening in your brain […]

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Nifty Publicity Piece


My fellow Loft Around Town Teaching Artist Sarah Tieck and I got a nice bit of press in the Star Tribune about the classes we’re offering at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Check it out. Thanks to article author Liz Rolfsmeier and the Star Tribune! BTW: In addition to the Writing Habit in Eagan, I’m teaching Around […]

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Book Update: It’s Official


My contract with Tarcher (an imprint of Penguin Books) has been signed, sealed and delivered! Even better, I cashed the advance check – Wahoo! (If you’re curious about the timeline: my agent, my editor at Tarcher and I verbally agreed to the major terms in June, my agent got the first version of the contract the […]

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Announcements for Minnesota Writers


  The Loft Literary Center invites you to the Open House  on Saturday, August 28 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis. You can attend mini-sessions with Loft instructors, chat with instructors at “Table-Talks” in the Commons, ask Loft staff members questions, have a little snack, and talk to […]

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