May - July 2016
Fiction writers and procrastination -
a research project.
Registrations are open now - please register your interest to take part in the research by clicking on the registration button across on the right side of this page.
Participation involves an anonymous online survey sent to you in coming days.
And, please, let your writing friends know about the project!
May 17th 2016
Sydney Writers' Festival event - A Tender Reckoning. FULL HOUSE!
Magda Szubanski in conversation with Alison Manning.
Hotel Carrington, Katoomba.
March - August 2016 - SOLD OUT!
Virtual Writers' Group
Sponsored by the Australian Society of Authors, presented by Charlotte Wood and Alison Manning. Monthly virtual group meetings.
March 19 & 20 2016 - SOLD OUT!
Workshop: Bringing joy, pleasure & productivity back to your writing life
A writers' workshop with novelist, Charlotte Wood & Alison Manning
Jan 1st 2016
ABC Nightlife - Jen Flemming interviewed Author, Charlotte Wood and Alison Manning from A Mind of One's Own about creativity boosting strategies. Listen here.
Audio podcast series
Conversations with Charlotte Wood
This series of podcasts with the 2016 winner of the Stella Prize for women's fiction, Australian author, Charlotte Wood explores strategies for boosting creative productivity and bringing satisfaction and joy back to the writing life.
Available for immediate download here.
Hype-free creative productivity for writers.
Clear headed and practical. Strategies to help you manage the emotional and psychological aspects of writing: first-draft fear and loathing, procrastination, self-criticism, review-dread, media interviews, feedback, writing/life balance, boundaries, low-confidence, success, fear of failure - you get the picture ?
Alison Manning of A Mind of One's Own offers independent, confidential & effective services for writers.
Fresh perspectives, new capacities, and renewed enthusiasm.
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WHAT WRITERS SAY
Some feedback from a recent workshop
"Bloody fantastic! A really professional workshop - so helpful, and for all stages/types of writers ... will be raving about this to all."
"I loved the structure, pace and practicality of the workshop, and the sharing of vulnerability and triumphs."
"Extremely positive: inspirational, but with tactical, strategic, practical backup."
"I was worried I would feel unsafe, or that some people would dominate, but you did a magnificent job of creating a safe, fair, open and still challenging and interesting workshop."
"Life-changing ... pitch perfect and unique in discussing what is usually never discussed. Thank you for your care & humanity - and for giving us new ways to inhabit our writer selves."
"Wonderful, affirming and fun! Confirms my intentions not to suffer for my writing or creativity. I loved how human and down to earth you were together."
"Thank gawd, then, for
Charlotte Wood, author
"Everyone needs an Ali"
Caroline Baum, author & journalist
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