Our talk is likely to be pretty free flowing. We won’t move robotically through an outline or PowerPoint presentation. However, in order to help you follow along with some of the discrete units of our thesis around the big parallels between sports and writing, we’re providing a more detailed outline of some of those units below.


  • Showing up
  • Chipping away
  • What qualifies as writing?
  • Measurement of progress


  • Multi-faceted
  • Holistic
  • Self-perception


  • What it is
  • What it isn’t
  • How to tell the difference
  • The cure/heading it off


  • Stopping
  • What rest look like?
  • Delaying/percolating
  • Reading/studying
  • Cross training
  • Recharging
  • Evaluating motivation and feeling


  • Attitude toward failure
  • Normalizing failure
  • Faith in self
  • Belief in goal


  • See from the outside
  • Wellness support
  • Mental health
  • Exceptional circumstances

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