Even if you feel deeply called to write, it doesn’t make it easy (far from it, actually). And sometimes you *have* to get a piece of writing done, whether a work email, speaking topic submission, book proposal, or long-form work you’ve got a deadline for — even that book you’re longing to write that won’t stop nagging at your attention. The key is not letting the anti-writing forces get in your way: fears of criticism, success, and failure, procrastination, perfectionism, and more. In this session we’ll talk starting, finishing, and getting unstuck so you can get your words on the page.
Jenna Avery is a certified life coach, writing coach, and the founder of Called to Write — an online community and coaching program designed to help writers make the work of writing actually happen — where she has helped hundreds of writers overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and resistance so they can get their writing onto the page and out into the world where it belongs. Jenna is also a screenwriter, columnist for Script Mag, instructor for Script University and The Writer’s Store, and story consultant. As a storyteller, she specializes in sci-fiaction, climate fiction, and space fantasy. She recently completed a script revision on assignment for a Canadian producer/director on a sci-fi feature and is currently drafting a new sci-fi project. Jenna lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and three kitties (+ occasional foster kittens), and writes about writing, creativity, and life purpose at www.calledtowrite.com