Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Incidental Benefits: Your Day Job and Writing

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On June 22nd I'm teaching a class on character motivation at a library here in the Denver area. I love this topic, one because it's one of my biggest pet peeves as a reader when I don't think it's handled well and two, because my background is in psychology.

I spend a lot of time, tons actually, working out the whys of human behavior.

It fascinates me and I happen to think that this helps me tremendously with my own writing. Lots of writers work in fields, or have other backgrounds, that inform their craft and I'm wondering--what's yours?

Psychology seems an obvious benefit to me, but I know there are many others and I would like to use some of your examples as part of my class discussion. Please share, I'll be sure to credit you!

If you are in the Denver area, and would like to attend the class, here's the info on the time and location.

Library: Smoky Hill Public Library 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015; Room A
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Phone: (303) 542-7279

Contact the library directly if you would like to attend--I'd love to meet you and hear about what you're working on!


  1. I wish I could make the trip to go-- sounds great.

    I have an MA in Higher Ed with a counseling emphasis and I do pull that out from time-to-time for articles or essays I write. It is nice to have a little background oomph sometimes.

    1. I wish you could go as well...I secretly fear I'll be teaching to crickets :-)

  2. Good luck with the class, Rebecca. I work in I.T. and loved writing about the madness of corporate politics!

    1. Ooo, insider info. Your comment makes me think of THEN WE CAME TO THE END loved that book.