Slow, rich and real conversations about the writing life; a calming antidote to the speedy, superficial and fragmented nature of much contemporary communication.
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for
- Thomas Mann
A Mind of One's Own Conversations
Interview series with Australian author, Charlotte Wood.
Charlotte and Alison come together away from the city for some contemplative conversations about the writing life. From a veranda surrounded by the sounds of the birds and the breeze, they discuss the way a writer’s emotional and psychological states can create barriers to working well. Exploring Charlotte’s experience over fifteen years and five books, the conversations reveal some of the struggles at the heart of many writers’ professional lives – and some potentially liberating solutions.
Charlotte shares what she has learned from her own practice, interviewing other writers and her PhD studies into the psychology of creativity about focus and discipline; confidence; managing unhelpful thinking patterns and developing effective new ones; managing fears and getting them into perspective; changing her relationship with her own and others' criticism; dealing with fear of failure and success; managing distraction; and developing support structures that work.
These conversations, each between 20 & 40 minutes long, are slow, rich and real - created as a calming, reflective antidote to the speedy, superficial and fragmented nature of much communication.
To hear Alison & Charlotte introducing the conversation series, click the play button below.
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