Click this link to go to register for my upcoming class“Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” (EGL 96, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm) offered through Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm
5 weeks, September 24 – October 22
1 unit(s), $260
Here is the course description from the catalog:
Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination
This course will provide information, guidance, and strategies for writers who would like to improve their writing productivity. Students will learn about the different forms of writing blocks, how to assess their own issues, and a number of approaches to making positive changes. Each class will include a presentation on a specific aspect of writing productivity, small group discussions, and exercises designed to promote better writing habits and self-awareness. This course will be useful to writers of all types, genres, and skill levels, as we will focus on the process of writing, not the content or style of what is written. Reading materials for the course will include a workbook written by the instructor, several articles, and a list of recommended texts.
David Rasch, Psychologist
David Rasch has been working with writers who struggle with blocks, procrastination, and other writing productivity problems for twenty years. He has been a therapist, workshop leader, writing consultant, and director at Stanford’s Faculty and Staff Help Center, and he currently serves as the Stanford Ombuds. Rasch is past president of the Central Coast Writers branch of the California Writers Club. He received their centennial Short Story Award in 2009, and the Monterey County Weekly’s Short Story award for 2010. He is author of The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) David Rasch, The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead (ISBN 978-1-935530-32-9)