DO ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS FIT YOU?
• Blogaholism. Do you plot out your day so that it will generate as many blog postings as possible?
• Twitteritis. Did you Twitter this morning as you made your morning coffee? And then later as you trimmed your toenails?
• Reviewing Addiction. Do you spend every lunch hour pumping up your ranking as an Amazon reader-reviewer?
• RSS Dependency. Did you simplify your life by subscribing to RSS feeds only to discover yourself spending more time than ever commenting at blogs?
• Status Update Disorder. Have you made plans to self-publish a collection of your Facebook Status Updates?
If so, you’re almost certainly suffering from from one of the great underdiagnosed ailments of our time. That’s right, you may well have ... Unblocked Writer Syndrome.
But not to worry. The solution is at hand. Now you’ll be able to put an end to the stream of garbage issuing in such free-flowing abundance from you—in just 3 days!—thanks to...
Polly Frost, you’re saying to yourself ... Is this the same Polly Frost who became famous in New Age circles with her “Releasing the Writer Within” seminars in the early 1990’s?
Yes, it’s really me. Let me tell you a little about my journey of discovery.
I started exploring “releasing” techniques back in the late ‘80s, when I realized that I’d been working on my first novel for fourteen years and had only committed two sentences to paper.
Do you remember those days? It can be hard to make young people understand what a difficult prospect the aspiring writer faced. Hurdles had to be overcome. Years of apprenticeship and workshops had to be endured, grants had to be chased, relationships had to be broken up. The aspiring writer needed to move to New York City or—even worse—a university town. Discouragement was everywhere.
So I devoted myself to learning how to set free the writer I knew was within me. I studied mind-mapping. I attended improv acting classes. I made friends with my pre- critical self. I conducted “Yes sessions” with myself on a daily basis. I kept a pen and notebook by the side of my bed, and when I went out for a walk I took a pocket tape recorder with me.
I became such a virtuoso at massaging my creative mucles into giving forth their bounty that I became a legend within the creativity community. With much encouragement, I set my novel aside and prepared the course outline for my inspirational writing seminar: “Releasing The Polly Frost Way TM”!
The rest is history. “The Polly Frost Way” became a hit seminar on four continents.
You’ve seen the photos in yoga and New Age catalogues of my students weeping with joy at finally being able finally to commit words to paper.
After six years of phenomenal success, I realized that I’d given of myself everything that was within me to give. I moved to Sedona, Arizona, and once again began to focus on my own creative work. Easing back into my own true nature, I had sketched out a temporary title for my novel and had settled on an author photo when I decided to take a break and explore this newfangled thing they called the Internet.
What a revelation! Everywhere on the web I found writers expressing themselves.
I was swept up in the exhilaration. I ran multiple Wordpress blogs. I dashed off rants about the New York City book publishing world, sharing them on Scribd as downloadable PDFs. My “What I Ate for Lunch” Tumblr photoblog earned consistently high rankings on Technorati. Fame came to me as well as one of the most prolific photo commenters at Flickr.
But after a year of madness and intoxication I took an honest look at myself. I took an honest look around me. And I didn’t like what I saw.
There was too much writing. And it was everywhere. It was time for me to help writers everywhere find some balance. That’s when I developed: