- PhD research publications, authorship disputes and writing blocks
- Writing practice failure pays unexpected dividend
- “The Words” – a story of a blocked writer telling a story about a plagiarized story.
- “The Life of Pi” is a tale of writing woes, and a hero with a tiger in his tank
- When enthusiastic feedback activates writer’s block
Category Archives: The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead
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 … Continue reading
I am pleased to announce I will be teaching a five-week class through Stanford’s Continuing Education Program beginning on Monday, September 24, 2012 entitled: “Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination.” Registration begins in late August. This class will be limited to 30 participants … Continue reading
In response to several inquiries, I am listing below the links to previous blog posts that explore the “Wheel of Suffering” for procrastinating writers. The basic concept of the wheel is that we perpetuate non-productive behaviors in a recurring, repetitive … Continue reading
None of us can completely separate our feelings about our “self” when judgments are made about our writing. But perhaps we can move in that direction just enough to prevent criticism and rejection from precipitating OMG! reactions that paralyze our writing muscles. One … Continue reading
“O procrastinating one, who thinketh not of the coming of death, Devoting thyself to the useless doings of this life, Improvident art thou in dissipating thy great opportunity; Mistaken, indeed, will thy purpose be now if thou returnest empty-handed (without … Continue reading
At a recent Sotheby’s auction, a short letter written by Franz Kafka to the poet Albert Ehrenstein was sold for $74,500 dollars. In the letter, Kafka complains about his writer’s block. Luckily his block wasn’t so bad that couldn’t write a … Continue reading
When PhD = Procrastinating a Hellish Dissertation. 7 cool tips for chilling out during doctoral hellfire.
It’s pretty easy to get behind on a dissertation. It’s hard work. You have to really want to do it and be able to sustain the emotional, intellectual, financial, political and relationship strains that the process places on you. Sometimes it … Continue reading
Nothing like a caffeine fueled all-nighter spent pounding the keyboard under dire deadline pressure to make you feel like a zombie the next day. There might be some thrilling, adrenaline charged, rushes experienced along the way, but by dawn, the … Continue reading
I will be offering a workshop entitled, “Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” in Carmel CA on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. This workshop is appropriate for writers of all genres and skill levels who seek to improve their … Continue reading