Are you writing or thinking about writing a book, short story, or essay? Do you find that keeping on track with your goals is a challenge? You may be experiencing doubt, lack of confidence or simply feeling overwhelmed. You’re not alone. Many beginning writers have great ideas, but aren't sure how to get started and then maintain a writing practice. Everyone is busy, and being a writer means making choices, finding good resources, and setting goals that are reasonable, given your life situation.
The Writer's Mindset will help you stop thinking about writing and get to work! Practical strategies, helpful resources, and practice leads to a productive writing practice. You will learn how to short-circuit the messages of the inner critic so you can write with joy and abandon.
Taught by Carol March, published author of novels, short stories, essays, and self-help books on creativity and personal development.
What You'll Learn
- Learn practical strategies to build a productive writing practice, overcoming doubt, procrastination and resistance.
- Gain tools to short circuit your inner critic and write with joy and satisfaction.
- Understand writer's block and how to overcome it.
- Learn to use online and in-person resources to stay motivated
- Learn to use feedback from writer's groups
- Learn how to work with beta readers and editors
Who Should Attend
This class, for writers of all levels, will provide the tools you need to finish your writing project and develop a regular writing practice.
Do you have an idea for a book, short story, or essay, but are challenged finding the time or aren't sure how to begin? Have you begun a writing project or projects many times, only to be unable to continue due to time or writer's block? Did a once exciting idea stop bearing fruit as soon as you sat down to write?
UNM Tuition Remission
UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.