Conference Schedule 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Demystifying the Creative Process: Rituals, Self-Care, and Habits for Writers with Elizabeth Charles
Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Discussion, Seminar, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Writing Life
Tags: Creativity, Inspiration, Practice
About the Session
Maya Angelou rented a motel room and took down all the wall art. Truman Capote wrote in bed and never started or finished something on a Friday. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, and many others took long, rambling walks. Writers have been trying to hack creativity since quill and parchment existed, but for most people the act of sitting down to write a story or novel feels like an act shrouded in mystery. In this hybrid session combining instruction, discussion, and hands-on techniques, we will explore research-based strategies for getting the most out of your limited creative time and building a sustainable writing practice.