A Mind of One's Own: a workshop for writers

Bringing joy, pleasure & productivity back to your writing life

The Salon, Abbotsford Convent, 28-29 November 2015

A MIND OF ONE'S OWN is a two-day workshop of practical strategies for taking charge of your writing life, finding sustainable ways to thrive and overcoming the barriers that actually stop you from writing at your best.

Novelist Charlotte Wood and creativity consultant Alison Manning are experienced teachers, who are passionate about their work with writers. 

Writing should be a life-affirming creative pursuit, but sometimes doubt, fear, disorganisation and messy feelings of failure and envy can turn your most beloved ambition and pastime into a gruelling, sludgy burden. In this two day weekend workshop Alison and Charlotte get to the heart of these issues and show you how it really is possible to free yourself from the paralysing effect they have on your work and your life. 

With a mixture of presentations, individual reflective practice and group discussion, Charlotte and Alison will share practical strategies for getting the love back into your writing life.

Topics to include:
  • creating a healthy writing ecosystem
  • setting realistic yet inspiring goals, & meeting them 
  • first draft fear & loathing: causes & effects
  • creating sustainable focus & discipline practices
  • distractions & procrastination: the real causes & practical remedies
  • managing messy feelings: envy, shame, fear & other murky emotions
  • dealing with criticism & feedback
  • the finish line - completing your project & letting go
  • raising your standards while reducing your stress.

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 November

The Salon

$525 (full)
$410 (concession – 3 places left!)

Please visit our Trybooking page.

More information
Please visit Charlotte's website.
Or please visit Alison's website.

Contact Wendy if you have any questions