Hillary Rettig Tells You How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Podcast Episode 012                                                         Release Date: 6/5/2015

Hillary-RettigOn this podcast Hillary Rettig gives listeners the inside scoop on how you can win the battle against your own internal resistances to completing that book or article that has stopped you in your tracks so that you can “Get it Done!” Hillary describes herself as a “late bloomer” who didn’t start coming into her own, professionally or personally, until she was well into her forties, so she understands first-hand the despair that comes from feeling like you’re not living up to your potential. Hillary has designed uniquely targeted and effective solutions that helps you overcome procrastination and perfectionism issues in your life. All of her work is devoted to helping people locate and successfully overcome the disempowering forces in their work and lives so they can reclaim their joyful productivity. Hillary is the author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block and her articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Future Buzz, Time Management Ninja, Tomorrow’s Professor, Authors Helping Authors, Wired, Working Woman, and Inc. Technology. Hillary has also appeared as a guest on CBS-TV News, WBAI, WBUR and other broadcasts. To contact Hillary or to learn more about how you can benefit from her books and workshops go to her website: http://www.hillaryrettig.com or email her at hillary@hillaryrettig.com

The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block

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  1. Christine and Dr. Wright…this was brilliant! Relating perfectionism to PTSD was a revelation. And using “show my work” as a technique to overcome writer’s block? Who knew. Obviously not me. I will print pages and share with someone I believe will respect and understand, a friend who has asked to be a reader. She’s the one who told me to give my critical voice a task–like planning the menu for a month while I write. When she talked about being creative as children–I don’t remember being creative. as much as wanting to be outside playing, reading to escape, playing with my dolls and games. But the only truly creative thing I did was paint by numbers and keep a journal–an act of self-advocacy. I have a vague memory that my mother may have read it…which gives me a tiny aha. When I was working for the newspaper years later I was so afraid of her critical voice…she softened her approach and it was okay. But still I’ve been so afraid of those critical voices I refuse to share it–thus, why would I want to write a book!! Thanks for this podcast. A real eyeopener.

  2. Hilliary I so enjoyed the Podcast with Dr. Robert Wright and Christine Wright. It inspired me as I begin my journey of writing two books at the same time and working with a group of new writers. It truly gave me a new perspective and understanding of what stops me at times and what works. This morning I initially began writing for one book and yet information kept coming thru for the other book. I finally surrendered and began working on the book where the information was coming thru. I accomplished so much and wrote for hours. This aligns with your theory of overcoming procrastination and perfectionism by “just getting on with it.” Thank you for reaffirming what was happening to me. I will definitely share your Podcast with the writing group I am part of and our facilitator. Looking forward to reading your books and learning more about your work.