Good Naked: Exposing the Myths and Practices that Undermine Your Creativity

Saturday 5:00 Room 1

Presenter: Joni B. Cole


Oh, the things we believe! So many of the ways we think we should write actually get in the way of a positive and fruitful creative process. In this talk, Joni lays bare those counter-productive shoulds—most of them based on long-standing myths of how “real writers” work—and replaces them with practices and mindsets that are foundational to helping all of us write more, write better, and be happier. Expect to leave this lively (semi-interactive) session with lots of actionable do-this-not-that insights that will inspire your creative process from the blank page to your final draft!

Joni B. Cole

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JONI B. COLE is the author of six books, including Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier (listed as one of the “Best Books for Writers,” Poets & Writers). She founded her own writer’s center, and is a popular teacher and speaker at a variety of academic programs, writing conferences, and nonprofits. Joni is also the creator of the podcast Author, Can I Ask You? and a contributor to The Writer magazine. She is currently completing her second collection of personal essays due for release in fall 2023 from University Press of New Mexico. For more info:
Twitter: @JoniBCole
Instagram: joni.b.colewriter