Befriend Your Inner Critic
You might be familiar with your Inner Critic—the voice that says you’re not good enough. Or compares yourself to others. Or expects nothing but perfection. Our instinct is to push that voice away. But, paradoxically, you can find more inner peace and free up creative energy by moving toward that voice, with curiosity and compassion. In this workshop, we’ll first cover the roots and purpose of the Inner Critic in general and how it can affect writers in particular. Through lecture, discussion, and written exercises, we’ll examine seven types of Inner Critics, including the Perfectionist, the Task Master, and the Guilt Tripper. Finally, we’ll practice specific skills and strategies for managing your Inner Critic so that you can move happily forward in your writing life.
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
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