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Creative Writing for Startups 2 - 'I hate my deadline' - Anti-Procrastination Tips and Tricks

Creative Writing for Startups 2 - 'I hate my deadline' - Anti-Procrastination Tips and Tricks

‘I hate my deadline’ – Anti-Procrastination Tips and Tricks

After our sold out creative writing workshop in September, Bangkok Writers

Workshops returns with more tailor-made solutions for startups!

The life of a startup is full of deadlines. And those deadlines can be very stressful.

Luckily, now, you no longer have to face them alone.

Workshop leader Anette Pollner is an award winning author, and a veteran of

thousands of deadlines. She will share her knowledge and experience, and there

will be many practical exercises in how to create a better relationship with your


Every participant will go home with at least 3 short texts written during the

workshop – another three deadlines covered! Procrastination doesn’t have to be a

lifestyle. Write yourself out of it and into a more productive startup.

Issues addressed both in theory and practice:

- Why do we procrastinate?  Psychology and economy.
- ‘I hate my deadline’ – is there a way to make this feeling useful?
- Which ‘deadline method’ is best suited to you?  Learn from famous writers around the world.

Early Bird (for those who transfer and pay by DEC 07) - 1200 baht 
Regular (for those who transfer and pay after early bird period, but before the event) - 1500 baht 
Walk-In (for those who show up and pay - this includes anyone who hasn't transferred before the event) - 1800 baht 


1. A basic understanding of English is required for this workshop, but you can write in any language.
2. Make sure to bring your writing device such as laptop or tablet; it is a must!


Workshop leader bio:

Anette Pollner is the leader of the Bangkok Women’s Writers Group, and co-author and editor of the short story collection ‘Bangkok Blondes,’ 2007, still a Thai-English language bestseller.  In December 2014 a second collection, ‘Monsoon Midnights’, will come out.  Anette writes a regular column in the Big Chili, and has won several novel and essay prizes.  She is published by a big name publisher in the UK under a pseudonym.  Her stories and articles are published in the US and UK, including by Cleis Press, Mergers and inquisitions, and MarieClaire.  She has been featured as a local author in Thailand and Malaysia, and been interviewed by BBC UK and the London Guardian.  During her 15 years in London she studied and later taught creative writing at the City Lit and City University, as well as at the Arvon Foundation and the Groucho Club and was a regular reader at the London Poetry Society.  Anette also leads the famous ‘Introduction to Working with Dreams’ workshops in Bangkok. In her ‘first life’ she was a theatre and opera director.

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