Writer & Teacher Jane Anne Staw

I was once a blocked writer. Every term paper I wrote in college involved weeks of hand ringing, piles of crumpled paper-this was the era of electric typewriters- and sleepless nights. Yet, I am now a writer who has published one book, co-authored another, and has in hand another manuscript ready to circulate. Even more surprising, I teach writing in an M.F.A. Program and coach writers at every phase of the writing process-from working through writing block and inhibition to revising completed manuscripts.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be living the writing life I live today. And because I have learned so much in the process of overcoming my block and in writing my books, I am anxious to help other writers free themselves from whatever may be inhibiting them, so that they too can blossom on the page.