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Brain Basics About Writer’s Block


Joel Canfield asked me to review “the foundations and high-level perspectives about why we struggle with this stuff, and why your excellent solutions work.” I’m happy to oblige!  Here are the brain basics of writer’s block. Do You Have What It Takes? If you’ve ever questioned whether you have enough discipline, will power, ambition or […]

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Pay No Attention to that Writer’s Block Behind the Curtain


When the Wizard of Oz says “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” we know that’s exactly what Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man should look at. But paying attention to writer’s block and other forms of resistance is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have to know what your […]

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Writer vs. Cake Part 2: Invite the Whole Choir to Sing


By Rosanne Bane So there I was, with a piece of marble cake – the piece with the most frosting – in my cart, headed for the checkout just the way my Saboteur wanted. I may as well have laid down on a railroad track and invited Snidely Whiplash to tie me up. I’m not […]

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Neurology of Resistance: Limbic System vs. Cerebral Cortex


“Before this class, I thought there was something wrong with me – that I must not really want to be a writer since I wasn’t writing. Now I know there’s neurological and psychological reasons for it and, even better, there are solutions! I’ve written more in the past few weeks than I did in the […]

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