In just over a month (July 25th, from 12-1pm), I'm going to be giving an online seminar during MediaBistro's Literary Festival and Workshops. Yes. You can sit in front of your computer and watch me
Do you see the company I'm in? Do you?!? (Oh, and if you do click on that link, you will see my S.E. Fine author photo. Because I know that is what you're really interested in: my FACE.)
Wow, I'm punchy this morning. (in all seriousness, I'm very excited about being able to participate in this event)
The title of my online seminar is "Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming the Writer You Want to Be."
I'm going to discuss two things in detail: rejection and writer's block.
So, I'd like to get your input. I know about both of these things from a cognitive/academic perspective, but only one of them from a personal perspective. I have plenty of experience with rejection. However, I've only been writing for about two and a half years, and I don't have experience with this thing we call "writer's block." (YET.)
Here's what I'd like to know: How do you define writer's block? Have you ever experienced it? How long did it last? Any theories about what caused it? What thoughts went through your mind as you dealt with it? How did you overcome it? What helped? What didn't?
I'd really like to include diverse experiences as I discuss writer's block, so I'll be eternally grateful if you give me some specific examples (and I'll give you credit in my talk at the Literary Festival!)
Thank you in advance, friends.
Oh! One more thing. If you do the Twitter, please consider following my dear co-author, Walter Jury, who is just getting up to speed in all things social media. He is the coolest, and knows more about movies than anyone I've ever met. Please help welcome him into the online world?
Thank you again :)