Sneak Peek: Around the Writer’s Block
Procrastination and a lack of inspiration are things many people encounter in their daily lives. But those who write can be especially plagued by the woes of writer’s block, excessive self-criticism, and self-sabotage.
Roseanne Bane—who has worked as a writing teacher for two decades—approaches the problems writers face in a new and innovative way in her book AROUND THE WRITER’S BLOCK (Tarcher/Penguin paperback, $15.95). She tracks writer’s resistance to the source: your brain.
By utilizing the most recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, Bane outlines three habits and how to put them into practice to defeat writer’s resistance once and for all. They are:
- PROCESS – doing something fun that helps awaken your creativity, like free-writing, keeping a dream journal, or even listening to music, coloring, people-watching, or making collages.
- PRODUCT TIME – exercises like the ones listed above that are devoted specifically to developing an idea, character, or image for a particular project, not just for fun.
- SELF-CARE – taking progressive steps to better your physical and mental well-being, through sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, and alone time.
Ultimately, the key to defeat writer’s resistance is to develop new, regular writing habits based on neural responses, turning writing from a source of stress to a source of joy and personal growth. AROUND THE WRITER’S BLOCK succeeds in bringing readers the tools they need to rewire their brains and become the writers they always wanted to be.
Click HERE to read an excerpt from AROUND THE WRITER’S BLOCK.