When people hear what I do, some of them will invariably say: I’d love to write…or I always thought I had a novel in me…or I used to write, I’d love to do it again.
When I hear that, invariably, I say: what’s stopping you?
The most frequent responses are:
- I’m too busy.
- I wouldn’t know where to start.
- I’m still traumatized by my elementary/high school writing teacher
- I start, but I always get writer’s block.
- Who’d want to read my stuff?
And after nearly 15 years working with countless writers around these issues, I know this to be true:
If you want to write, you can write. You need to make time, you need support and you need to (yes, i’m going to quote yoda) unlearn what you have learned.
If you don’t believe me, come check out one of my workshops.
If you don’t walk away with at least 3 pages of writing* – the workshop’s on me. No kidding.
If you live in the Bay Area, now’s the time to test my theory.
Join us on October 18th at Rudramandir in Berkeley from 11 – 5pm. Learn more here.
*you’ve got to give it the old college try, and your pages can’t be bigger than standard 8 1/2 x 11. :)
For the Berkeley workshop, the cost of your lunch will be deducted from whatever refund you’d get. But you won’t get it. Cause you ARE going to write. Seriously. And WAY more than 3 pages.