EGL 96 W — Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination
This course may not be taken for a Letter grade.
Although the time commitment for an online writing course is dependent upon one’s degree of participation, students should plan on investing four to six hours per week in order to gain substantial benefit from the course.
David Rasch, University Ombuds, Stanford; Psychologist; Writing ConsultantDavid Rasch has been working for over twenty-five years with writers who struggle with blocks, procrastination, and other writing productivity problems. Past president of the Central Coast branch of the California Writers Club, Rasch has presented at numerous conferences and has received awards for his short fiction. Rasch is the author of The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead, a workbook to help writers strengthen their practice of regular writing.
Textbooks for this course:
(Recommended) Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (ISBN 978-0385480017)
(Recommended) Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way (ISBN 978-1585421466)
(Recommended) Eviatar Zerubavel, The Clockwork Muse (ISBN 978-0674135864)
(Recommended) Peter Elbow, Writing Without Teachers (ISBN 978-0195120165)
(Recommended) Robert Boice, Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (ISBN 978-0913507131)