Writing Through Fear

Does Writing Ever Scare You?

Learn to overcome the fear, insecurity, and anxiety that block you from creative freedom

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This powerful six-week e-course is for writers of all levels determined to free themselves of the fear of writing and discover their authentic writer’s voice. Mark’s method of self-inquiry has helped thousands of students transcend their resistance to the blank page and achieve creative freedom.

While the vast majority of writers, both amateur and professional, struggle with anxiety over their work, too little is understood about this occupational hazard. Many experience the common fears of not knowing where to start, how to structure their time, how to become comfortable with solitude, and not give up on their vision. Writers worry about not finding the right words to say exactly what they mean, how to deal with criticism, and how to put their work into the world.  The blank page, which Hemingway called “the white bull,” threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.

By exploring the roots of our writing fear, from mere reluctance to writer’s block, Mark offers tools to help you neutralize self-sabotaging patterns in the creative process.  Through self-inquiry and truth telling, you will learn to separate anxieties specific to writing from those garden-variety insecurities that have nothing to do with the writing life. These six eye- opening lessons will enable you to approach your work with imagination, conviction, and pleasure, and become the writer you are meant to be.

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“I am a writing professor at Manhattanville College who had the privilege of taking Mark Matousek’s writing class this past summer. Mark’s style of teaching creates a safe environment that has a unique way of opening his students up to their inner emotions, thus revealing the hidden writer yearning to be released. I do not have enough words to express the enjoyment, the empowerment and the education that I gained by learning from Mark Matousek. I not only learned about my writing from Mark, but I also learned about myself. I am eternally grateful.”

~Mary Mingle, Associate Professor, Manhattanville College

What you will learn in Writing Through Fear:

      • Why starting a piece can be so hard
      • How distracting habits create anxiety
      • What to do when your inner demons strike
      • The difference between anxiety and excitement
      • How to revise your writing with a new eye
      • The healing power of concentration
      • When sharing work is (and isn’t) counterproductive
      • That the fear of writing is rarely about writing itself
      • How to use the blank page as a mirror
      • How proper breathing affects writer’s block
      • What to do when inspiration fails you
      • How to fall in love with writing again


“I was most impressed by Mark’s command of the subject, honesty, and deep commitment to getting people to write from their core. I was also impressed by his generosity: willing to give individual attention, and time, to everyone, both in class and outside of class. He really knows and believes that our inner stories are precious and we should give them a voice. He made me believe in myself and in my story.”

~Caterina Bertolotto, fashion designer

Full of rich wisdom teachings and practical tools, “Writing Through Fear” will introduce you to a variety of useful techniques for self-exploration, personal growth, and bringing to fruition your deepest self: ● Mindfulness of obstacles to creativity ● Sensitivity to the voice of innovation ● Meditative awareness of focus and flow ● Concentration of purpose and completion By confronting our terrors one by one, we learn to neutralize them without struggle. We are no longer immobilized by their sabotaging voices; nor do we confuse their distressing messages with the truth.  These six lessons are designed to guide you through the labyrinth of common concerns that prevent writers from fully enjoying their work. Once you have completed this course, and learned to neutralize your own fears, you will be able to reclaim your power and the full inspiration of your writer’s voice.

This six-week e-course is only $47!

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How the course works: The first lesson is delivered via email soon after purchase. A link to a pdf download of the lesson is provided. Each subsequent lesson is delivered in the same manner every seven days for the remainder of the course. Students are encouraged to do these lessons in order, taking no more than a week to complete each one. This creates a learning momentum that serves you well when working solo. Personal e-Study Courses are ideal for people who want to accelerate their learning curve, deepen self-awareness, and explore substantial issues within the framework of a carefully designed curriculum.

I hope you’ll allow me to use this course to help guide you toward your creative potential. I believe that you will enjoy not only the process but the outcome as well. Please visit my calendar for a list of classes, workshops where we might work together. And check out my free monthly teleconference and discussion group, The Seekers Forum. Each month, I give a talk on a topic concerning the question, “How do we live?”