Short prose and poetry on writer's block and its unravellings. From the back cover-- "Here is a collection of short pieces, both lamenting and celebrating writer's block and its varying ensuing states.
Author: Yuichi Handa
Short prose and poetry on writer's block and its unravellings. From the back cover-- "Here is a collection of short pieces, both lamenting and celebrating writer's block and its varying ensuing states. The form of the stuckness isn't of import here, nor of the end. What's important is that there's blockage and release... blockage and release-over and over, endlessly... until gradually, one's agenda weakens, loosens its its hold, even falters: the whole thing then blurs and becomes a flow of its own."
WRITER'S BLOCK Surprisingly little has been written about writer's block. ... When writing represents an “aim-inhibited, socially acceptable way to fulfill the elements of one's grandiose/exhibitionistic strivings" (Kohut, 1971), ...
Author: Arnold I. Goldberg
Volume 11 begins with a timely assessment of self psychology and intersubjectivity theory, with original contributions by Carveth, Trop, and Powell, and a critical commentary by P. Ornstein. Clinical studies span the transferences, the complementarity of individual and group therapy, the termination phase, and multiple personality disorder. A special section of "dying and mourning" encompasses women professionals and suicide, the self psychology of the mourning process, and the selfobject function of religious experience with the dying patient. The volume concludes with theoretical and applied studies of personality testing in analysis, writer's block, "The Guilt of the Tragic Man," and the historical significance of self psychology. A testimony to the evolutionary growth of self-psychology, The Impact of New Ideas will be warmly welcomed by readers of the Progress in Self Psychology series.
identity, which inevitably involves a modicum of real and imagined psychic violence toward significant others. ... As Sartre said, “Words are loaded pistols” (www.articles.chicagotribune.com), and writer's block may be a way of ...
Author: Paul Marcus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
Freud said that "love and work" are the central therapeutic goals of psychoanalysis; the twin pillars for a sound mind and for living the "good life." While psychoanalysis has masterfully contributed to understanding the experience of love, it has only made a modest contribution to understanding the psychology of work. This book is the first to explore fully the psychoanalysis of work, analysing career choice, job performance and job satisfaction, with an eye toward helping people make wiser choices that bring out the best in themselves, their colleagues and their organization. The book addresses the crucial questions concerning work: how does one choose the right career; what qualities contribute to excellence in performance; how best to implement and cope with organizational change; and what capacity and skills does one need to enjoy every day work? Drawing on psychoanalytic thinking, vocational counseling, organizational psychology and business studies, The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction will be invaluable in clinical psychoanalytic work, as well as for mental health professionals, scholars, career counselors and psychologists looking for a deeper understanding of work-based issues.
She also became more capable of productive writing, although she still suffered occasionally from writer's block Her ... that the use of defenses is an inevitable outgrowth of people's attempts to cope with inner conflicts and anxiety.
Author: Richard M. Ryckman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Thoroughly updated to include the latest research available, THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 10E takes a unique theory by theory approach that carefully guides students through major theories on their way to a comprehensive understanding of personality. Richard Ryckman's student-friendly writing style offers a straightforward presentation of major theories, helping readers more easily distinguish between them. The text begins by providing a framework that defines personality and emphasizes the science of personality--including the interrelation between research and theory. Next it introduces each major theoretical position with an objective overview of the theorist's basic concepts and principles. It concludes by noting the ways in which the different theories stimulate additional research efforts and by presenting five current research trends resulting from the work of these earlier theorists. The result is a text that merges the best of classic and contemporary research to equip students with a solid working knowledge of personality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life Lucy Adkins, Becky Breed ... So it is that in our desire to keep writing, to fulfill our responsibilities as writers, and to live full creative lives that we come inevitably and ...
Author: Lucy Adkins
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.
Figure 3: When writer's Block o - Attr; ... Inevitably, it all boils down to fear of failure. • Approval. ... Unsure of yourself, you keep editing and re-editing your work over and over again, without feeling completed or fulfilled.
Publisher: EC Lynn
This ebook introduces you to the effective process on how to solidly start your Blogging life in the right direction. The strategies and tips here will clearly lay out the necessary steps that you must establish before you could even launch your first blog post.
This kind of fame represents the ultimate self - fulfillment and self - punishment of narcissism because it crystallizes and traps — an image of the writer as a personality who supplants his own works as the primary focus of interest .
Author: Victoria Nelson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Discusses the nature of writer's block, argues that it can be a positive factor in a writer's growth, and describes steps to resume writing
TRANSPARENCIES Using the Transparencies The transparencies are prewriting aids that you can use as the basis for workshops ... required of them while you circulate , answering questions and helping with the inevitable writer's blocks .
Author: Charlotte Margolis GoodmanPublish On: 2011-06-01
Another deterrent to her writing was their busy social life, both in New York City and in the Springs. ... her lack of productivity, there were internal ones as well, among them her insecurity, her alcoholism, and her writer's block.
Author: Charlotte Margolis Goodman
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of America's best short story writers and author of three fine novels, Boston Adventure (1944), The Mountain Lion (1947), and The Catherine Wheel (1952), Jean Stafford has been rediscovered by another generation of readers and scholars. Although her novels and her Pulitzer Prize–winning short stories were widely read in the 1940s and 1950s, her fiction has received less critical attention than that of other distinguished contemporary American women writers such as Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty. In this literary biography, Charlotte M. Goodman traces the life of the brilliant yet troubled Jean Stafford and reassesses her importance. Drawing on a wealth of original material, Goodman describes the vital connections between Stafford's life and her fiction. She discusses Stafford's difficult family relationships, her tempestuous first marriage to the poet Robert Lowell, her unresolved conflicts about gender roles, her alcoholism and bouts with depression—and her amazing ability to transform the chaotic details of her life into elegant works of fiction. These wonderfully crafted works offer insightful portraits of alienated and isolated characters, most of whom exemplify not only human estrangement in the modern world, but also the special difficulties of girls and women who refuse to play traditional roles. Goodman locates Jean Stafford within the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. In her own right, and through her marriages to Robert Lowell, Life magazine editor Oliver Jensen, and journalist A. J. Liebling, Stafford associated with many of the major literary figures of her day, including the Southern Fugitives, the New York intellectual coterie, and writers for the New Yorker, to which she regularly contributed short stories. Goodman also describes Stafford's sustaining friendships with other women writers, such as Evelyn Scott and Caroline Gordon, and with her New Yorker editor, Katharine S. White. This highly readable biography will appeal to a wide audience interested in twentieth-century literature and the writing of women's lives.
Author: Eleftheria ArapoglouPublish On: 2013-08-15
Writer's block aside, the Hotel Earle serves in this crucible as more than mere setting; it becomes the vessel entire ... a rail to hang clothing, a ubiquitous television), these rooms pretend to an intimacy that can never be fulfilled, ...
Author: Eleftheria Arapoglou
Category: Literary Criticism
Emphasizing the role of travel and migration in the performance and transformation of identity, this volume addresses representations of travel, mobility, and migration in 19th–21st-century travel writing, literature, and media texts. In so doing, the book analyses the role of the various cultural, ethnic, gender, and national encounters pertinent to narratives of travel and migration in transforming and problematizing the identities of both the travelers and "travelees" enacting in the borderzones between cultures. While the individual essays by scholars from a wide range of countries deal with a variety of case studies from various historical, spatial, and cultural locations, they share a strong central interest in the ways in which the narratives of travel contribute to the imagining of ethnic encounters and how they have acted as sites of transformation and transculturation from the early nineteenth century to the present day. In addition to discussing textual representations of travel and migration, the volume also addresses the ways in which cultural texts themselves travel and are reconstructed in various cultural settings. The analyses are particularly attentive to the issues of globalization and migration, which provide a general frame for interpretation. What distinguishes the volume from existing books is its concern with travel and migration as ways of forging transcultural identities that are able to subvert existing categorizations and binary models of identity formation. In so doing, it pays particular attention to the performance of identity in various spaces of cultural encounter, ranging from North America to the East of Europe, putting particular emphasis on the representation of intercultural and ethnic encounters.
Back in that dreamland, I was not gripped by a tenacious writer's block, nor surrounded by crumpled sheets of paper. ... After a certain age, I suppose, we are cursed with the inevitable dissolutions of fantasy and childhood.
Author: Neil Baker
Frank and Earth Goddess RoseEmerald, are headed for the Oregon Coast in their automobile named Hardy, when they pick up a hitchhiker who claims to be Jesus, and crash their car in front of a Strange Lonely Church. Taken in by the mysterious Keeper, Frank and RoseEmerald become entangled in a historical battle between religion and mysticism whereby they transcend time in a magical mystery tour of thoughts, dreams, fantasies and emotions, and experience the Final Vision. Part hippy counterculture, part detective novel, part Civil War Epic, part Spiritual Odyssey and part Call of the WILD (the novel includes a talking dog named Fast Freeze), RoseEmerlad is, underneath it all, a love story that embraces the eternal themes of sacrifice, salvation, and sainthood.
Even the best writers get writers' block sometimes, in which it seems they can't find a single idea worth putting on ... You may not always have a choice in the matter as your teacher will inevitably give you a subject to write about.
Author: Alex Baratta
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Considering the fact that the academic essay continues to be widely used as an assessment tool within education, there is a need for students to develop their skills in this area. However, it is often the case that students perceive instruction in academic writing, if it is offered at all, as boring. This book addresses these two issues. First, the book can be used by students themselves, even in the absence of academic writing classes, as a self-help guide, from which they can develop their knowledge of academic writing and subsequent proficiency. Second, by discussing the components of academic writing in terms—such as film—which are familiar to today’s generation, students are enabled to relate to the material better and see what might have been perceived as dull from a brand new perspective. Visual learners in particular will enjoy the analogous link between films and essays, and students today are arguably more visually literate than previous generations, being exposed to visuals on a daily basis through text message iconography, computer games and the Internet. The visual instruction provided in turn helps to facilitate mental visuals in students’ minds, from which their knowledge of essay writing can start to develop.
They are one source of our personal habits, commitments, and—perhaps— wisdom about writing. ... Sometimes, what appears to be procrastination (or the dreaded writer's block) is really the internal ferment of prewriting.
Author: Thomas R. Lindlof
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
While many volumes discuss qualitative methods, only Qualitative Communication Research Methods focuses on the history and diversity of their use within the communication discipline. This volume is written by, for, and about communication scholars. It introduces readers from any background to every step of the qualitative research process, from developing research topics and questions, all the way through writing a final report. In addition to covering the scope of theories and methods currently used in qualitative communication research, this book also discusses important trends influencing the future of that research. Key features in this new edition include: - A more clear and direct writing style, suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. - Numerous practical examples and exercises designed to reinforce student learning of concepts. - A critical guide to the contexts of qualitative research. More than ever, qualitative researchers operate in institutional contexts that present new dilemmas. The book brings readers up to date on related ethical, political, and practical issues, including: the influences of globalization on the design and conduct of research; the appropriate use of recording technology in conducting fieldwork; the unique challenges and opportunities related to studying multi-media, on-line environments; and ongoing innovation and controversy surrounding genres and formats of qualitative writing. - An integrated "suite" of chapters on data-producing methods. In addition to updated discussions of participant-observation and qualitative interviewing, this edition includes a new chapter on the study of material culture and documents. Together, these three chapters help readers to learn how fieldwork methods can successfully combine in a flexible, integrated fashion. - Cutting-edge technological developments. The book informs and advises readers about the latest developments in technology for qualitative communication research. This discussion focuses on how "new" media - such as e-mail, texting, cell phone video, and blogging - not only form topics of research, but also the means of recording, analyzing, and textually "representing" data.
The next scene may answer the question, satisfy the doubt, fulfill the anticipation, but it must also add its own question ... The French Scene is one of the most important building blocks of the plot and is essential to developing the ...
Author: Jan Henson Dow
As winners and judges in playwriting contests, this team knows what sets award-winning plays apart from those that end up in the rejection pile. Let two national award-winning playwrights direct you through the playwriting process with this fun, yet vital guide that details the essentials judges, producers, and other theatre professionals are looking for in a play. For beginning playwrights and intermediate playwrights who wish to improve their work, this is a witty, easy to follow book filled with practical information designed to give your play an edge. Developed through personal experience as playwrights and play contest judges, and through their playwriting workshops, Writing the Award-Winning Play covers writing and developing your play; what to do with your play once it's written, utilizing readings, playwriting groups, and workshops; entering contests; getting produced; writing the synopsis and query letter; promoting your work; legal matters; and more.
... in the hopes of overcoming a nasty case of writer's block and sorting mysticism from madness in my own experience. ... We may all want different things in life, yet all of those things inevitably represent the same common ...
Author: Melody Moezzi
A powerful personal journey to find meaning and life lessons in the words of a wildly popular 13th century poet. Rumi's inspiring and deceptively simple poems have been called ecstatic, mystical, and devotional. To writer and activist Melody Moezzi, they became a lifeline. In The Rumi Prescription, we follow her path of discovery as she translates Rumi's works for herself - to gain wisdom and insight in the face of a creative and spiritual roadblock. With the help of her father, who is a lifelong fan of Rumi's poetry, she immerses herself in this rich body of work, and discovers a 13th-century prescription for modern life. Addressing isolation, distraction, depression, fear, and other everyday challenges we face, the book offers a roadmap for living with intention and ease, and embracing love at every turn--despite our deeply divided and chaotic times. Most of all, it presents a vivid reminder that we already have the answers we seek, if we can just slow down to honor them. • You went out in search of gold far and wide, but all along you were gold on the inside. • Become the sky and the clouds that create the rain, not the gutter that carries it to the drain. • You already own all the sustenance you seek. If only you'd wake up and take a peek. • Quit being a drop. Make yourself an ocean.
... of knowledge and White's contention that the “tropes are the building blocks of all formed thought (discursivity). ... because they prefigure (condition) the semantic field in which they are inevitably fulfilled (made manifest).
Author: Robert Doran
Publisher: A&C Black
This anthology of new essays by an international group of preeminent scholars explores the ground-breaking work of Hayden White, whose thought, beginning with his seminal Metahistory (1973), has revolutionized the way we think about the philosophy of history, historiography, narrative, and the relation between history and literature. Representing a variety of disciplines and approaches, the contributions to this volume testify to the far-reaching effects and significance of White's philosophy of history. Individual essays relate White's ideas to contemporary art, cognitive studies, Heideggerian hermeneutics, experimental history, Kant's transcendental philosophy, analytic philosophy of history, Marxist cultural theory, the Kantian sublime, and American academic historiography. A substantial introduction by the editor traces the genesis of White's philosophy of history, situating it with respect to both the Anglo-American and Continental traditions. The volume also features a previously unpublished essay by White, which offers a concise overview of his later thought, and a "Comment" written specifically for this volume, in which White revisits the question of the philosophy of history.
... which does not simply mean that the historian may exhibit a strong preference for metaphors in his or her writing, ... because they preflg— ure (condition) the semantic field in which they are inevitably fulfilled (made manifest).
Author: Nancy Partner
The editors introduce the core areas of current debate within historical theory, bringing the reader as up to date with continuing debates and current developments as is possible. This important handbook brings together in one volume discussions of the role of modernity, empiricism, realism, post-modernity and deconstruction in the historian’s craft. Chapters are written by leading writers from around the world and cover a wide spread of historical sub-disciplines, such as social history, intellectual history, narrative, gender, memory, psycho-analysis and cultural studies, taking in, along the way, the work of thinkers such as Paul Ricouer, Michel Foucault and Hayden White.
As women writers and the multicultural novel began to fulfill the pluralistic, non-hegemonic promise of ... example of his artistic process and an assertion that a better self can be created in the face of inevitable failure.
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Written in the shadow of the approaching millennium, American literature in the 1990s was beset by bleak announcements of the end of books, the end of postmodernism, and even the end of literature. Yet, as conservative critics marked the century's twilight hours by launching elegies for the conventional canon, American writers proved the continuing vitality of their literature by reinvigorating inherited forms, by adopting and adapting emerging technologies to narrative ends, and by finding new voices that had remained outside that canon for too long. By reading 1990s literature in a sequence of shifting contexts - from independent presses to the AIDS crisis, and from angelology to virtual reality - American Literature in Transition, 1990–2000 provides the fullest map yet of the changing shape of a rich and diverse decade's literary production. It offers new perspectives on the period's well-known landmarks, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, but also overdue recognition to writers such as Ana Castillo, Evan Dara, Steve Erickson, and Carole Maso.
inevitably pine for the other. The only satisfactory outcome is that the ... Since he completes the tale in which he reduces the Bad Mother to good comedy, he continues to vanquish writer's block. But, as a great artist, he knows that ...
Author: Lewis A. Lawson
Category: Literary Criticism
The thesis of A Gorgon's mask: The Mother in Thomas Mann's Fiction depends upon three psychoanalytic concepts: Freud's early work on the relationship between the infant and its mother and on the psychology of artistic creation, Annie Reich's analysis of the grotesque-comic sublimation, and Edmund Bergler's analysis of writer's block. Mann's crisis of sexual anxiety in late adolescence is presented as the defining moment for his entire artistic life. In the throes of that crisis he included a sketch of a female as Gorgon in a book that would not escape his mother's notice. But to defend himself from being overcome by the Gorgon-mother's stare he employed the grotesque-comic sublimation, hiding the mother figure behind fictional characters physically attractive but psychologically repellent, all the while couching his fiction in an ironic tone that evoked humor, however lacking in humor the subtext might be. In this manner he could deny to himself that the mother figure always lurked in his work, and by that denial deny that he was a victim of oral regression. For, as Edmund Bergler argues, the creative writer who acknowledges his oral dependency will inevitably succumb to writer's block. Mann's late work reveals that his defense against the Gorgon is crumbling. In Doctor Faustus Mann portrays Adrian Leverkühn as, ultimately, the victim of oral regression; but the fact that Mann was able to compete the novel, despite severe physical illness and psychological distress, demonstrates that he himself was still holding writer's block at bay. In Confessions of Felix Krull: Confidence Man, a narrative that he had abandoned forty years before, Mann was finally forced to acknowledge that he was depleted of creative vitality, but not of his capacity for irony, brilliantly couching the victorious return of the repressed in ambiguity. This study will be of interest to general readers who enjoy Mann's narrative art, to students of Mann's work, especially its psychological and mythological aspects, and to students of the psychology of artistic creativity.
It becomes akin to a morally dutiful fulfilment of a ... It also braces one to cope with the disheartening but inevitable bleak prospects of dry runs ' and ' writer's blocks ' . A good day of writing , likewise , can be an enormously ...
Author: Samir Khalaf
Publisher: Al Saqi
This book offers a critique of the restoration of civility in Lebanon, and addresses for the first time the interplay between traditional loyalties and social change. It explores the crisis of Arab intellectuals and their failure to act as effective carriers of socio-cultural and ideological transformations in their respective societies, a deficiency which highlights the role of seemingly 'traditional' groups that have emerged as alternative vehicles for change.