Time: March 1, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Location: New Life Presbyterian Church
Street: 5540 Eubank NE
City/Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111
Website or Map: http://southwestwriters.com
Event Type: literary, lecture
Organized By: SouthWest Writers
Latest Activity: Feb 8
You don’t have to experience writer’s block. Ever. You don’t have to sweat over the blank page. You don’t have to chew your pencil (or fingernails) to the nub. You don’t have to wonder where the next word is coming from. Writer’s block is a myth — not because you won’t ever feel stuck but because there is no reason for you ever to stay stuck. Join Mark David Gerson as he shares some of the myths of writer’s block and some surefire ways to get unstuck and stay unstuck.
Mark David Gerson is the award-winning author/screenwriter and creator of The Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels and films (The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest) and author of two books for writers — The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, named one of the best U.S. writing books the year it was published, and his newest, Writer’s Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow. As well, Mark David has recordedThe Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers and its sequel due out later this year, Character, Color & Connection: Meditations for Fiction Writers.
As a creativity catalyst and seminar leader, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease. He is also a broadcaster, a popular speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality, and an accomplished artist and photographer.
With his own memoir (Acts of Surrender: A Writer’s Memoir) under his belt, Mark David is currently finishing up on a book on memoir-writing, due out this spring. He is also adapting his three Q’ntana stories as stage-musicals.
The MoonQuest, the first feature film in The Q'ntana Trilogy, is slated for a 2015 theatrical release.