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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 27, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1070
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

The sun’s rays gleam through the picturesque window as her fingers click the keys. A steaming cup of coffee sits within arm’s reach, and her calico cat sleeps on her lap. She languidly types on, the story flowing from her mind onto the screen. She smiles to herself. Her masterpiece is almost complete, and she […]

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10 Ways to Banish the Writing Blahs

Filed in When the Going Gets Tough by on January 25, 2016 2 Comments • views: 508
10 Ways to Banish the Writing Blahs

You’ve probably heard of “seasonal affective disorder” or SAD, that form of depression that can take over in the winter months. But what about the “writing blahs?” Symptoms of SAD can include lack of energy, a low mood, social withdrawal, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Sometimes winter weather can be a factor in the “writing blahs,” […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Donna Cook

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 20, 2016 4 Comments • views: 765
Featured Writer on Wellness: Donna Cook

While there are many physical challenges we writers face, it took me a while to find the time (and determination) to schedule physical exercise. My motivation, frankly, came from seeing my parents age and noticing what a difference physical health makes in a person’s quality of life. I realized if I wanted to be healthy […]

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Why Writers Need to Give Themselves More Time

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on January 18, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1447
Why Writers Need to Give Themselves More Time

According to PBS, Herman Melville first thought of the idea for what would become Moby Dick after reading a 1839 article by Jeremiah N. Renolds entitled “Mocha Dick: Or, the White Whale of the Pacific.” For years he researched and thought about the story. It wasn’t completed and published until twelve years later, in 1951. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Mindy Halleck

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 13, 2016 3 Comments • views: 794
Featured Writer on Wellness: Mindy Halleck

Biggest physical challenge of being a writer? Sitting for long periods of time. If I sit for too long my lower back hurts, then my legs and so on. It’s so unhealthy. I now have a stand-up desk where I spend my afternoons instead of seated all day. Afternoon walks and stretching reduce the potential […]

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7 Drinks to Give Writers a Natural Energy Boost

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on January 11, 2016 1 Comment • views: 593
7 Drinks to Give Writers a Natural Energy Boost

After a long day, you want to get in at least a page or two of writing. Once you sit down, though, your eyelids droop and your mind goes blank. Your day is catching up with you. Suddenly that energy drink looks really attractive, but watch out: the ones you buy off the shelf or […]

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