Conquering Writer's Block: Help! for Writers

Course Overview

Conquering Writer's Block: Help! for Writers
Originally Broadcast On:
September 16, 2010
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

Buy this Webinar and get half off the enrollment price for our self-directed course, Help! for Writers, which is launching on Sept. 16.

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Writing doesn't always come easy. In the many steps of the writing process, there will be a time when you can't think of anything to write. It may be anxiety, a boring topic, or self-criticism that keep you from getting something on your blank slate.

Not to worry. Every writer faces this dilemma, so you are in good company. In fact, so many writers have faced and overcome this challenge that there is now a body of knowledge – both wide and deep – that you can learn quickly and apply tomorrow.

This Webinar offers 10 strategies to help get you writing. These are tested strategies of writing and reporting that will kick-start some of your most creative work.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to jump start your writing sitting at your desk
  • How to work with others to help you out of your rut
  • Short writing exercises that will get you writing again
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, bloggers, communications professionals, students, teachers and everyone who has been and is challenged by writer's block.

Course Instructor:

Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer and course on Poynter's NewsU The Writer's Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use, and the book The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English. His latest work includes the book Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces, companion course on Poynter's NewsU, Help! for Writers and mobile app Help! for Writers. He is part of the one-day workshop, The Writing Process, offered through Poynter's NewsU. He also blogs and chats about writing tools on You can follow him on Twitter at @RoyPeterClark.

His newest book is How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times.

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