While classic time management advice can be useful for certain stages of any project, a lot of it is virtually useless for people doing creative work, especially at the beginning of a project. This workshop explores how and why creative people often struggle to protect, rescue, value and use time for their creative work. We’ll do real time writing, and we’ll also explore the complex psychological dynamics that can explain why both new and experienced writers struggle to make time and space for their work. By the end of the workshop, I’ll aim to have helped you to generate more awareness and more agency when it comes to your writing, and have a stronger plan for integrating writing into your life.
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an award-winning teacher, researcher and novelist at the University of Limerick where she teaches creative writing. She was awarded a full professorship at UL in 2016 for her research and leadership in teaching and learning, and was Ireland’s inaugural chair of the board of the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning. She’s part of the team that delivers UL’s New York Creative Writing Summer School and is founder of UL’s Creative Writing Winter School for mid-career writers. She’s the author of seven novels including The Apple Tart of Hope and A Strange Kind of Brave. Her work has been adapted for the stage and translated into over eighteen different languages.