Making Friends with Your Inner Critic


Convert your inner critic into your inner champion in this course for writers who struggle with self-doubt, motivation, and feeling worthy.


What you can learn.

  • Learn to identify what triggers the voice of your inner critic
  • Use writing exercises and mindfulness techniques to disarm the critical voice
  • Start new and interesting writing projects to carry forward after class ends
  • Develop strategies for sticking to your goals when doubt creeps in

About this course:

Too often, our most compelling, honest, and original writing is silenced by the ruthless critic that dwells in our heads. The voice of the inner critic often bullies us into doubting the integrity of our own imaginations. In this course, you explore the essential quality of the critical voice that lives in you. You become familiar with what creates this critical voice and what drives those insidious messages it sends. By working with a variety of writing exercises across literary genres (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction), along with simple mindfulness techniques, you learn new strategies that enable you to disarm the inner critic. By the end of the day, you make a surprising new friend (that dear inner critic!), and you have the beginnings of several new writing projects to explore with an unfettered mind.
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