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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Lynne

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 15, 2016 5 Comments • views: 894
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Lynne

The biggest challenge to being a full-time writer for me is a routine. Routine related to wellness, you ask? Working outside of the house offered me a strict timeline both when I was a air traffic controller and when I was a teacher. I hit the gym at four-thirty a.m. I hit the shower no […]

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How My Novel Taught Me to Listen to My Own Intuition

Filed in Novel Ups & Downs by on June 14, 2016 2 Comments • views: 845
How My Novel Taught Me to Listen to My Own Intuition

In “Novel Ups & Downs,” authors talk about the mental, emotional, & spiritual challenges and triumphs experienced while writing one particular novel. by Susan Mary Malone [The story] came to me in a night dream. Driving up the big hill and then descending down into the small burg of Sociable, Texas—a town that time forgot—I […]

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What to Get Dads Who Are Writers for Father’s Day

Filed in The Writing Life by on June 13, 2016 0 Comments • views: 336
What to Get Dads Who Are Writers for Father’s Day

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for. My father was always happy with tools, but then I knew that he had most of the ones he needed, so it was always difficult not to get a duplicate. Any other gift was a gamble. This year I’m thinking about all the writers out there—those who are […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Froelich

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 8, 2016 0 Comments • views: 570
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Froelich

I have chronic back and neck pain, along with chronic migraines, which makes it impossible for me to sit at a computer all day long. Still, that would be true if I was a programmer or an actuary, so I try and keep that in mind. At least as a work-at-home writer, I can get […]

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Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

Filed in Novel Ups & Downs by on June 7, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1053
Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

In “Novel Ups & Downs,” authors talk about the mental, emotional, & spiritual challenges and triumphs experienced while writing one particular novel. by Sydney Scrogham I wrote this story as a way to do an emotional cleanse after a bad breakup. It was easy to me to pursue because as I wrote, my emotional health […]

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A Garden of One’s Own—How Green Spaces Can Benefit Writers

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 6, 2016 2 Comments • views: 709
A Garden of One’s Own—How Green Spaces Can Benefit Writers

Writing and gardening. Do they go together? It depends on who you ask. George R. R. Martin famously said, “I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners…. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect.” He was talking about those who outline and those who don’t—the plotters and the […]

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