Archive for May, 2017

How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on August 21, 2017 0 Comments • views: 25
How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

One of the most common complaints I hear from other writers is this: I don’t have enough time to write. Why is it we feel so rushed for time these days? Are we really that much busier than we used to be a few decades ago? Is it technology, or just the way we’re looking […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 16, 2017 4 Comments • views: 338
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

I think the biggest physical challenge to being a writer is it’s basically a stationary profession. Sounds pretty obvious, but I never really thought about it before. I write on my laptop, so I can move from my desk to my dining room table to my sofa to my deck when the weather is nice. […]

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The Secret to Procrastination and How to Outsmart It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on August 14, 2017 4 Comments • views: 603
The Secret to Procrastination and How to Outsmart It

Procrastination is deadly to a writer. Writing a book is simply too big a task to accomplish in one or two short spurts. We need consistent effort over a long period of time to make it happen. If we put off our work until tomorrow, and tomorrow put it off again, we may never complete […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Cari Lynn Webb

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 9, 2017 2 Comments • views: 794
Featured Writer on Wellness: Cari Lynn Webb

Writing is one of those job you can do at any time, in any place. As I write this blog post, I’m sitting in my car outside my daughter’s school. I arrived early for the 8th grade send-off so I decided to use the time to write. I carry my laptop, a clipboard and pencil […]

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What Smart Writers Spend Their Money On

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on August 7, 2017 0 Comments • views: 883
What Smart Writers Spend Their Money On

In most cases, being a writer is not a get-rich-quick sort of endeavor. There are often years of hard work in the trenches, so to speak, before we start to see any cash coming back to us. Even if we are making an income from our work, the cost of just about everything continues to […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments • views: 337
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

As a young mom, I left medical school after only one year, unable to find the right balance in my life. When I found a job working in admissions and teaching Latin at the Waldorf School my kids’ attended, I was thrilled and committed. It perfectly suited my desire to be a hands-on parent and […]

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How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments • views: 570
How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

by Jason Brick The initial idea for Wrestling Demons jumped on me as I was driving home from a martial arts event in LA. My protagonist (Connor Morgan) started talking to me, and after a while I turned off my radio and started to listen. The biggest challenge was getting the voice just right without it […]

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Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on July 31, 2017 4 Comments • views: 990
Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Did you know that your personality can determine what health problems you may face as you age? You’ve probably already heard that a “Type A” personality—one who drives himself or herself hard, works overtime, and has difficulty relaxing—is more at risk for a heart attack. There are other types of personalities at risk too, though. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1108
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Probably lack of time to exercise is my biggest physical challenge as a writer, as that causes other problems like back problems, aches/pains, insomnia, and weight gain. I’ve had to be really strict about working some amount of exercise into my daily routine, or it doesn’t seem to happen, which usually means getting up earlier […]

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7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 24, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1678
7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

You know you’ve come to the culmination of your writing career when a client asks you to write about poop transplants. This happened to me a couple weeks ago. As a health writer, I’m often asked to write about the latest advances in medical science. These things usually interest me, but sometimes it can be […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 735
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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How to Get What You Really Want Out of Your Writing Career

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on July 17, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1014
How to Get What You Really Want Out of Your Writing Career

Last summer, I attended a panel filled with award-winning, bestselling literary writers. The experience was outstanding in many ways, but I was surprised by what one author had to say. This author had been lauded over and over again for his talents. He’d won numerous awards for his fiction, including international awards and the PEN/Hemingway […]

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