Episode 5: Dealing with Writer's Block and Other Writing Fears

Wake Tech English Department faculty member and poet Kelli Allen gives some tips on overcoming writer's block and fear and provides a little writing pep talk as we prepare for National Novel Writing Month.

Published on:Nov. 08, 2022

Episode Guest

Kelli Allen

Kelli Allen's work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and internationally. Allen is the co-founding editor of Book of Matches literary journal. She is an award-wining poet, editor and dancer. Her fiction has appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2022, and she is the recipient of the 2018 Magpie Award for Poetry. Her chapbook "Some Animals" won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook "How We Disappear" won the 2016 Damfino Press award. Her collections include "Otherwise, Soft White Ash" ( John Gosslee Books 2012), "Imagine Not Drowning" (C&R Press 2017) and "Banjo's Inside Coyote" (C&R Press 2019). Allen's latest book is "Leaving the Skin on the Bear" (C&R Press, 2022).