Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Writing while Scared with Ivelisse Rodriguez
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Practice, Writing Life, Writing Practice, Writing Process
Tags: Anxiety, Fear
About the Session
Much writing guidance advises us to just sit down and write. But that sage advice doesn't always deal with the reality of what prevents us from writing. It's often not as simple as a butt not being in the chair. Rather, the anxiety that permeates us when we sit down to write is what prevents us from approaching the blank page. In this session, we will focus on writing through our fear and the negative emotions that too often thwart us. We will utilize goal-setting, journaling, and outlining, among other strategies, to write in spite of the dread that shows up at our writing desk.