Featured Writer on Wellness: Crissi Langwell

Crissi Langwell lives in Petaluma, California with her husband and their blended family of teens. She is the author of fiction novels, A Symphony of Cicadas, Forever Thirteen and The Road to Hope, as well as her upcoming novel, Come Here, Cupcake. When not writing novels, Crissi works for her local newspaper, “The Press Democrat,” … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Crissi Langwell

Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

Scott Keen grew up in Black River, NY, the youngest of three children. While in law school, he realized he didn’t want to be a lawyer. So he did the practical thing—he became a writer. Now, many years later with an MFA in script and screenwriting, he is married with four daughters, two of whom … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

The Best Time to Nap for Optimal Creativity

I have a confession to make. I take a nap, pretty much every day. It’s in the late afternoon, after lunch, which follows my morning fiction writing and a heavy several hours of typing out my freelance articles. By that time of day, my brain has had it and needs a break. It’s usually only … Continue reading The Best Time to Nap for Optimal Creativity

Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

S.B. Roozenboom grew up in the Great Northwest. She is the author of three young adult novels: Markings, Predator Girl, and Taste of Silver. Her first science fiction novel will be released next year from WiDo Publishing. When not writing, S.B. can be found high up in the Cascade Mountains, down on the Oregon coast, … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

The Surprising Ways Tea Can Make You a Better Writer

The great C.S. Lewis was quoted as saying: “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Turns out he wasn’t the only writer who loved tea. Simone de Beavoir couldn’t start the day without a cup of tea. The great German philosopher Immanuel Kant got up … Continue reading The Surprising Ways Tea Can Make You a Better Writer

Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Melissa Palmer is the author of Twin Oaks (Open Books), and A Life Less Normal (forthcoming, WiDo). Her short stories have been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and the Eric Hoffer Award. Though her non-fiction life is intense and serious (she writes about mental health issues and autism), her hashtag gaming on Twitter is fairly silly, … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

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