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Workshop | Writing Fearlessly: Coaching the Writer Within 

Presenter: Dominique T. Chlup, President and Chief Creative Officer of Inspiring the Creative Within, LLC

Feeling uninspired or stuck when it comes to your professional writing?  In this workshop, you will learn creativity coaching techniques to help you overcome your creative blocks, procrastination, self-doubt, and anxieties. 

This workshop is targeted to individuals who are struggling with procrastination, excessive criticism, perfectionism, distractions, self-sabotage, or endlessly delaying their writing.  Likely workshop participants might include professors who struggle to write academic journal articles.

In Writing Fearlessly:  Coaching the Writer Within workshop, you’ll experience:

  • A supportive learning environment designed to help you overcome your creative blocks and writer’s resistance
  • A friendly and engaging workshop that affirms your right to write
  • A setting designed to inspire you to take forward action on completing your writing projects
  • What it feels like to remind yourself of your own genius  

In Writing Fearlessly:  Coaching the Writer Within workshop, you’ll learn: 

  • The stages of the creative process
  • How to recognize the anxieties associated with each stage
  • The ways to identify the creative process stage or stages you are struggling with
  • The appropriate solutions to help you overcome your own creative blocks, procrastination, self-doubt, and anxieties
  • 7 Powerful questions to ask yourself to gain clarity regarding your writing
  • 2 Techniques for getting rid of all the “No’s”
  • The value of a “free” pass and what those free passes should be
  • 5 things you should never say to yourself as a writer and what you should say instead  

Plus, you’ll learn: 

  • About a host of books, websites, materials, and resources (60+) to help you successfully (now and in the future!) coach the writer within
  • How to get out of your own head and let it go
  • How to arrive at your best writing ideas
  • A motivational visualization technique that you can use again and again to bring your ideas to you
  • How to put your chaotic mind in order 

Plus, there will be so much more… 


Workshop | Establishing and Maintaining the "Write" Habit:  Getting a Jump Start on Your Writing Productivity

Did you know that if you wrote just 30 minutes a day, every day, within one year you could have written 10 articles or a book (McIntosh, 2009)?  As academics, we are expected to publish prolifically and to help our students to do the same.  Yet few of us have ever been taught how to establish and maintain the “write” habit.  How can we help ourselves to become less stressed, more productive, and better writers?  Which instructional strategies can help us to improve our writing?

In this workshop, participants will become familiar with strategies for helping themselves establish a regular and productive writing habit.  This interactive session is designed to inspire, motivate, and provide techniques that can be applied immediately to one’s academic writing life.  

In Establishing and Maintaining the “Write Habit” workshop, you’ll experience:

  • An afternoon spent recharging your writing battery 
  • A friendly learning environment designed to help you rekindle your creative spark
  • An atmosphere that emphasizes creative recovery
  • The joy and benefits of taking time for yourself to focus on you and your writerly needs

 In Establishing and Maintaining the “Write Habit” workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Eleven principles for getting power over yourself and your writing process
  • One right/”write” brain activity designed to bring the muse to you
  • The one word that 90% of the time can be edited out of your text
  • A writing technique designed specifically to make you nine times more productive
  • The key process for keeping track of all of the literature you’re reviewing
  • One foolproof exercise for silencing your inner critic
  • The quickest way to move from “I don’t want to write today” to “I’m in my ‘write’ frame of mind today.”

Plus, you’ll learn:

  • About a host of books, websites, materials, and resources (60+) to help you get in touch (and stay in touch!) with your inner writing mentor
  • One technique for making your editing fun (yes, you read that correctly fun!)
  • An easy, relaxing approach to help you kick your writing projects out the door
  • And there will be so much more…

Presenter: Dominique T. Chlup is a tenured University Associate Professor turned Creativity & Writing Coach. She is President and Chief Creative Officer of Inspiring the Creative Within, LLC (http://www.inspiringthecreativewithin.com). What she does best is take you from blocked to breakthrough, teaching you the art of stress-free creating. She has 5 degrees behind her name, including two from Harvard University. She is author of $6.7 million in funded grant projects and over 200 publications and presentations written one word at a time.

To schedule this workshop, please contact Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net

 

 
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