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A Tip to Help Women Writers Achieve More

Filed in Writing Well Wednesday (WWW) by on January 9, 2018 0 Comments • views: 377
A Tip to Help Women Writers Achieve More

~Writing Well Wednesday Tip~ Ladies, when it comes to achieving your writing goals, you may be missing something. According to a recent survey by “Leadership IQ”—founded by bestselling author Mark Murphy (Hard Goals: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be)—men and women differ when it comes to setting […]

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How to Boost Focus & Productivity with a Writing Space Makeover

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on January 8, 2018 8 Comments • views: 825
How to Boost Focus & Productivity with a Writing Space Makeover

When was the last time you changed up your writing space? If it’s been a while, I suggest you think about it. Especially with the new year upon us, it’s a great time to re-evaluate where you write, and how you might be able to improve it. I’m talking about this because I’m super excited […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sandy Fussell

Filed in Boost Creativity, Writers on Wellness by on January 3, 2018 0 Comments • views: 745
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sandy Fussell

The sedentary nature of working at a desk during the day and then at night writing is a real health trap for me as I get older. I’m a busy person, always up and down the stairs and choosing to walk as much as possible when I’m out, but I don’t enjoy structured exercise and […]

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Ditch Excusitis to Keep Your Writing on Track

Filed in Writing Well Wednesday (WWW) by on January 3, 2018 0 Comments • views: 320
Ditch Excusitis to Keep Your Writing on Track

~Writing Well Wednesday Tip~ We all do it. We give ourselves an out. “I’ll write tomorrow,” we say, fully intending to do it, but then tomorrow comes and the writing doesn’t happen. You may be setting (or have already set) writing goals for 2018. Beware of “excusitis,” as it can set in quickly. You know […]

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5 Bad Writing Goals and How to Make Them Better

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on January 1, 2018 2 Comments • views: 648
5 Bad Writing Goals and How to Make Them Better

Did you set good writing goals for 2018, or did you set goals that will only discourage and delay your progress? I talk a lot about goals in the Writing and Wellness “Start the Year off Right” bundle, which you can download for free here, but I thought it might help to look at some […]

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My Top 10 Books for 2017: Novels, Writing Help, & Indie Spotlight

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration, Boost Creativity by on December 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 890
My Top 10 Books for 2017: Novels, Writing Help, & Indie Spotlight

As we come to the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to share my top 10 books for 2017. Like most writers, I love reading, and feel like I can never read as many books as I’d like to. But I’ve made room in my schedule in two ways: I read […]

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30 Quotes to Inspire a New Year of Writing

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration, The Writing Life by on December 26, 2017 0 Comments • views: 2075
30 Quotes to Inspire a New Year of Writing

Need some inspiration for a new year of writing? Last year and the year before, I put together some of the best quotes from the author features here on Writing and Wellness, and highlighted them in a single post. Those posts were among the most popular here on the site, so I’ve decided to make […]

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What Increases Writing Focus and Inspiration? Try This!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on December 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 680
What Increases Writing Focus and Inspiration? Try This!

by Emily Johnson Did you know that every day, music affects how you think, feel, and act? In movies, background music enhances the story and moves the action from scene to scene, but it’s main task? To evoke certain emotions in you, the viewer. The same thing happens in television commercials. Media companies use music […]

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New Ways to Gain Confidence in Your Writing Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on December 18, 2017 4 Comments • views: 695
New Ways to Gain Confidence in Your Writing Voice

I had the pleasure of playing French horn in a recent local theatrical production of “The Little Mermaid.” The typical process goes like this: the orchestra meets a few times on their own to become familiar with the music, then the orchestra meets with the actors/singers to go through the music alone (no acting, just […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lavinia Collins

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 13, 2017 2 Comments • views: 827
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lavinia Collins

For me, the biggest physical challenge is getting so wrapped up in the writing that I sit in the same position for hours until one of legs goes dead, or something like that. I can feel the discomfort creeping up but it’s the case of “just until I get to the end of this bit” […]

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How to Maintain Creative Confidence During Holiday Visits

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on December 11, 2017 2 Comments • views: 818
How to Maintain Creative Confidence During Holiday Visits

No matter your spiritual affiliation (or not), few would argue the fact that the holiday season is mostly about family. This is when we take time out of our busy schedules to reconnect with those we grew up with, as well as with our in-laws, extended family, and closest friends and loved ones. It’s what […]

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How I Use Yoga to Achieve Writing-Life Balance

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 6, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1195
How I Use Yoga to Achieve Writing-Life Balance

by Melissa McPhail When I think of the greatest challenges I’ve had to face, time is often a factor within them. Time to finish the manuscript. Time to coordinate a hundred varying logistics. Time to deal with an emergency. Time to write. Time is one of the greatest hidden stressors of our lives. We often […]

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