PAN Keynote



RWA2018 PAN Keynote

Thursday, July 19

RWA is pleased to welcome PAN members to a special keynote event featuring Rosanne Bane, author of Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance and Dancing in the Dragon’s Den: Rekindling the Fire in Your Creative Shadow. In addition to the session, one attendee will be drawn to win a one-on-one coaching session with Rosanne. Join us for coffee or tea, and prepare to revitalize your creativity and purpose!


9:20–11:40 a.m.

Romancing the Creative Brain: Avoiding Burnout and Block

Rosanne Bane

Speaker: Rosanne Bane

“What are you working on?” is a great way to start a conversation, but it can suggest that writers must always be writing. Of course, you want to keep writing and you need to keep promoting, but when do you pause to catch your breath and restore your creative energy?

The pace of prolific publication, whether you’re realizing how much harder it is to write your second book or driving yourself to complete your fiftieth novel, can cause burnout, writer’s block or other forms of resistance: procrastination, distraction, paralysis, overscheduling.

You do not need more discipline, will power, ambition or talent. You need to understand what’s going on in your brain when you want to write, but can’t. Most importantly, you need to understand why play is essential to the creative brain and how to make it a serious part of your sustainable writing practice.


Rosanne Bane Speaker Bio
Rosanne Bane is a Creativity Coach and author of Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance. A veteran teaching artist of more than 25 years at the Loft Literary Center, University of St. Thomas and elsewhere, Rosanne has helped thousands of writers achieve their professional goals and make their creative dreams reality. She specializes in helping creative people understand why it’s so hard (at times) to do the very thing they love to do and what to do about that resistance. Her books and presentations show writers how to stop feeling disappointed, frustrated and guilty. Blog: | Website: | Facebook: