No one is immune to writer's block. From well-known novelists to students writing term papers, Ph.D. candidates, and associates in business and law firms, most anyone who writes has experienced either brief moments or longer periods when the words simply won't come.
Based on her experience as a writing coach and instructorand before that, as a blocked writer for many yearsJane Anne Staw provides practical, effective strategies for overcoming this common yet vexing problem. Topics include:
• handling anxiety and fear
• carving out time and space to write
• clearing out old beliefs and doubts
• techniques to relax
• managing expectations
• experimenting with genre, voice, and subject matter
• ending the struggle and regaining confidence and freedom by finding your true voice - and using it.
Unstuck uncovers the reasons why writers of all levels get blockedfrom practical to emotional, and many in betweenand offers concrete ways to get writing again, and to find an even deeper connection and more productivity on the page.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)|
About the Author
Jane Anne Staw, Ph.D., has taught writing at Stanford University, The University of Iowa, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Extension School and The University of San Francisco MFA Program in Writing. She also works with writers individually, overcoming writing block. A published poet with an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa, she lives in Berkeley, California.