Writing for Procrastinators
Consider yourself a writer, proclaim to love writing, but find a million things to do before "letting" yourself write? This course is for you. Weekly writing and reading assignments (Brenda Ueland, Liz Gilbert, Steven Pressfield, etc.) and instructor feedback help us explore why we procrastinate and how to break the cycle. Students establish a writing practice and navigate the murky waters of their own procrastination. In addition, students will leave with a draft of a short project previously avoided.
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Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.