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Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish novels, publish traditionally, and live the author lifestyle. She writes for many local, national, and international publications, has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award winning CBS television show. She and her work have been featured on Huffington Post Live, PBS, The New York Times, and The Associated Press, as well as many podcasts, radio and television programs. Her book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel Without an Outline is a recipient of a CIPA EVVY Silver award for Best Business Book, and a finalist in the humor category. Her forthcoming title is Stage Whispers: A Living History, Retold (Laurel Elite Books, June 22). Annalisa has taught writing around the world, spoken at writing conferences in New York, London, Paris, Boston, and beyond. When she’s not writing, you can find her walking her dog, camping with her Girl Scout troop, or volunteering with the Rotary Club.

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SESSION: Neuroscience: A Writer’s Secret Weapon to FINISH that Novel

Do you feel like you get in a writing slump more often than not? Many writers feel frequent frustration because they’re working against their brains rather than with them. Does this sound like you?

In this session, Writing Coach Annalisa Parent will draw on her study of neuroscience and creativity to show you how to achieve the kind of non-stop creative flow that will jumpstart you into finishing that novel and the next and the next…

Annalisa will cover how to find the magic timing to write and revise your novel, how to be in right relationship with your inner critic, and how feedback can create emotional hijacking and how to avoid it.

Plus, she’ll provide a handout full of resources to help you implement new brain strategies right away.

See Annalisa speak about Neuroscience and Creativity on PBS on YouTube.