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Workshop Resources

Below are resources I commonly use or cite in my workshops and classes. - Hillary


  • The Lifelong Activist by Hillary Rettig
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • On Writing: A Memoir by Stephen King
  • On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
  • Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  • How to Talk so Kids Listen and Listen so Kids Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (excellent primer for communication with all humans)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Articles by Hillary

Overview of Procrastination
Overview of Perfectionism
The Marvelous Mentor Mentality and How to Find a Mentor
How to Avoid Burnout By Frequently Rewarding Yourself
What to do if you have a Tendency to Overgive
How to Use the Writercopter to Boost Your Writing Productivity (excerpt from The 7 Secrets of the Prolific)
Writer's Block: More of a Spaghetti Snarl (excerpt from The 7 Secrets of the Prolific)
Scope Creep will Poison Your Projects
This is Called Situational Perfectionism
To Get More Work Done Show It Early and Often
What Being Willing to Fail Really Means"
What to do if You're Stuck in the Middle of a Project (Three-part series!)
How to Recognize and Cope With Success-Related Losses

Video (features me doing a happy dance!)
The Truth About Procrastination


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