Thank you for your interest in allowing me to speak to your group! I love the opportunity to meet new people and to combine my loves of psychology and writing.
Many of the talks below can be adapted for formats from 45 minutes to three hours. I’m also willing to discuss a custom lecture or workshop if you have an idea or want to use one of the talks below as a springboard for other ideas.
Alternately, if you would like to invite me to attend your conference as a panelist and/or attending professional, please let me know. I have had the pleasure of being an attending professional at Anachrocon, MidSouthCon, and the Steampunk World’s Fair, and I have been a panelist at DragonCon. Conference guests and attendees often tell me how much they enjoyed my perspective, which is different from what they normally hear on writing conference panels. Click here to read an article on the writer’s block panel at DragonCon 2017, after which I was approached by several people with compliments.
“…I highly recommend her workshops for writers at any level of their career.”
VP of Programming for Heart of Dixie RWA
Scroll down below the workshop descriptions for the rest of Christine’s testimonial and others.
Workshops I’ve given previously include:
Not tonight, Morpheus, I have a deadline: How busy professionals can make friends with their sleep
Do you feel the tug between productivity and the need for self-care? Is sleep the first thing to go when you’ve got deadlines looming? Let an expert guide you as to which sleep rules are important and which can be tossed into the night as well as tips and tricks to make sure you meet your deadlines AND get a good night’s sleep.
Overcoming procrastination: Creative strategies for creative avoiders
Are you a champion procrastinator? Would you get more done if only you could make yourself do it? Rather than being an easy problem to solve, procrastination encompasses many motivations behind one behavior, and if you’re not addressing the key underlying problem, you’ll never overcome it. In this workshop, I discuss the different types of procrastination and matching strategies to overcome them.
Psychology 101 for writers
While it’s important to include characters with psychiatric problems, it’s important to do so compassionately so you don’t further the stigma of mental illness. Consequently, it’s important to make your characters layered and complex — especially your villains. So, it’s time to toss out the serial killer who kills because the voices in his head tells him to and build in layers from the ground up.
Characters on the couch: Personality as the key to internal conflict
Internal conflict is one of the toughest principles for new writers to understand and master. Myers-Briggs personality types can provide the building blocks to discovering a character’s internal conflict and the challenges that will help them grow.
If you’d like a more hands-on, intensive experience, I can easily add material and exercises to this one to lengthen it into a three-hour workshop.
Hysteria and the occult in Victorian times
The Victorian era was notable for several reasons including the acceleration of medical discovery and the fascination with the occult. Find out what one has to do with the other in the context of the history of mental health.
Testimonials: (Note: Cecilia Dominic is a pen name. These reference my professional identity.)
Anne Bartolucci’s presentations go above and beyond the usual PowerPoint slide show. She understands her subject matter, makes it fun to learn, and is extremely professional when sharing her knowledge. I’ve attended two of her workshops and was so impressed that I asked her to present a program to my local writing chapter. I highly recommend her workshops for writers at any level of their career.
VP of Programming for Heart of Dixie RWA
Having attended Dr. Bartolucci’s presentation at the GPA Annual Meeting in 2016, I was pleased to ask her to consider presenting for GPA again the following year. Dr. Bartolucci is knowledgeable in an area in which so many of us hear of distress in our patients – sleep – and eager to share this knowledge with her colleagues. Her presentations have focused on not only treatment of sleep disturbances, but also educating her audiences about the underlying architecture of sleep, and how to best assess the nature of sleep disturbances. She has also been a pleasure to work with on the logistical aspects of putting together a presentation.
Rachel Anne Kieran, Psy.D., past president, Georgia Psychological Association
Georgia Romance Writers has benefited on two occasions from the workshops presented by Dr. Anne Bartolucci. Her Overcoming Procrastination workshop was highly attended, and she not only defined procrastination in a simple and effective way, but she also aided our members by discussing where procrastination comes from and presented helpful tools on how to get around it. I especially appreciated her advice on creating defensive to-do lists and benefited personally from her sharing her insights.
Tanya Agler, VP of Programming for the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America
When I stepped into the writing conference seminar titled “Not tonight, Morpheus, I have a deadline,” I thought I was going to hear about ways to increase my writing productivity when I had limited times to write.
Instead, I received something much more valuable.
As someone who writers in spurts when he has a few minutes, I treat each opportunity as a way to get a few more paragraphs down on my next project. However, I’d never considered the effects of late-night staring at the blue screen of a computer can have on my sleep habits.
Through attending Anne Bartolucci’s seminar, a writer can learn strategies that allow them to focus on tasks that won’t impinge on a good night’s sleep, as well as ways to power down from tasks that already have.
I heartily recommend this seminar for anyone trying to squeeze additional minutes out of the night and into their sleep.
– Walt Mussell, Author, The Samurai’s Heart
If you would like to discuss my coming to speak for your group, either in person or via an online platform, or to invite me to be an attending professional at your con, please submit the contact form. Thank you!