When Fear Doesn’t Go Away—How to Continue Creating

As a French horn player, I’ve spent most of my life performing. It started with small recitals, then grew to more serious chair competitions, auditions, judged solo performances, and solo recitals. I don’t remember my fifth and sixth grade years being particularly scary, but soon after that stage fright set in. It was important to … Continue reading When Fear Doesn’t Go Away—How to Continue Creating

Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

Robin L. Flanigan launched a writing career in the early ‘90s while living in a graveyard, and has worked in newsrooms, winning several national reporting awards, for eleven years. She now freelances for magazines and newspapers, and has had essays published in various anthologies. Robin’s coffee-table book on the city of Rochester, New York, where … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

D.J. Lutz is a corporate executive assistant who spends the early morning hours writing culinary-themed cozy and historical mysteries. D.J. has a short story being published in the literary review, The World Unknown, due out in late 2014.  An avid proponent of social media for writers, D.J. is active on Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress. He … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

The One Reason You Should Not Set Goals This Year

There are a lot of blog posts published at this time of year telling us how to set goals. It’s rather of a useless activity, though, if you’re doing it simply because you think you should, or because everyone else is doing it, or because you did it last year. When we set goals, we … Continue reading The One Reason You Should Not Set Goals This Year

10 Ways to Maintain a Writing Routine During the Holidays

We’re knee-deep in holiday season this week. Are you still getting your writing done? It’s probably one of the most difficult times of the year to stick with a daily writing practice. Most of our routines are completely upended, and routine is the writer’s friend when it comes to getting in a daily number of … Continue reading 10 Ways to Maintain a Writing Routine During the Holidays

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