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How Writing a Book Helped Me Get to Know Myself

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments • views: 118
How Writing a Book Helped Me Get to Know Myself

Jane Nannono I have been a voracious reader since the age of six and reading books had made me a global citizen long before Vint Cerf and Robert E. Kahn invented the Internet. By 1994, I felt I had read enough books to write my own mainly to contribute to the literary world which had […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Gwenyth Snow

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 10, 2019 0 Comments • views: 261
Featured Writer on Wellness: Gwenyth Snow

My motivation for writing wasn’t because I dreamed of being a bestselling author, but rather because of my son, David, born with a severe form of cerebral palsy. Although he lived a full and happy life, in spite of his health problems, David became irreversibly ill just short of his twentieth birthday. At that time, […]

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7 of My Favorite Jokes About Writers

Filed in The Writing Life by on July 8, 2019 10 Comments • views: 366
7 of My Favorite Jokes About Writers

Laughter is the best medicine, as they say. Studies have proven it to be true. When we laugh, we ease stress and anxiety, boost the immune system, improve mood, support heart health, burn calories, and even relieve pain. Laughing at ourselves might be even better—particularly for writers. We tend to take our work and ourselves […]

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Four Ways to Stay Calm When Your Book Deadline Is Looming

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on July 3, 2019 0 Comments • views: 284
Four Ways to Stay Calm When Your Book Deadline Is Looming

by Will Williams Being a writer tends to involve lots of deadlines. Generally speaking, they are a helpful part of the creative process. In fact, many books may have remained unfinished without them. Yet no matter how necessary they may be, looming deadlines can be difficult. Knowing that the clock is ticking and that we […]

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7 Reasons Why Writers Need to Play More

Filed in Productivity and Time Management, The Healthy Writer by on July 1, 2019 2 Comments • views: 329
7 Reasons Why Writers Need to Play More

The other day, I spent the afternoon looking at bikes. The last time I rode a bicycle was over 10 years ago, and it wasn’t mine. I haven’t been on one since then, and have preferred to jog rather than ride anyway. But lately, I’ve been thinking that biking might be fun. I know myself […]

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How Writing Helps Me Make Sense of Life

Filed in The Writing Life, Writers on Wellness by on June 26, 2019 0 Comments • views: 525
How Writing Helps Me Make Sense of Life

by Sienna Tristen It took me five years to write my debut novel, The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming, and I credit it with both the total loss and the safeguarding of my sanity. It would be a different kind of writing, I knew from the start—slower, more introspective, more Socratic than anything I’d attempted before. […]

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One Surprising but Easy Way to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on June 24, 2019 10 Comments • views: 579
One Surprising but Easy Way to Boost Your Writing Productivity

I had the good fortune to hear humor writer Chuck Sambuchino speak at a writer’s conference several years ago. And I’ll never forget how he closed his speech. He was sharing some writing and productivity advice based on what he’d learned over the years, and after his wrap-up, he added one final thought. I can’t […]

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Learning to Manage Writing Rejection Through Self-Care

Filed in When Writing Is Hard, Writers on Wellness by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments • views: 653
Learning to Manage Writing Rejection Through Self-Care

by Anita Kushwaha Ernest Hemingway famously said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.” While this quote might seem a tad hyperbolic, it nevertheless speaks to the costs of leading an artist’s life. The deeply personal investment it takes to share part of yourself with others. The […]

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What Writers Need to Do to Benefit from Stress

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on June 17, 2019 0 Comments • views: 439
What Writers Need to Do to Benefit from Stress

Americans are the most stressed out people in the world. That’s the news according Gallup’s most recent annual Global Emotions report. A total of 55 percent of Americans said they’d felt a lot of stress the day before the survey. The global average was 35 percent. If the survey had consisted of only writers, I’ll […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Moore

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 12, 2019 2 Comments • views: 496
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Moore

My biggest emotional challenge is balancing writing with promotion. And frankly, I often feel it’s a challenge I’m not mastering. I find it difficult to carve out the time to write when I’m in the midst of promoting a book. I admire writers who seem to manage it all so smoothly. Another emotional challenge for […]

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The Unexpected Signs that Fear is Blocking Your Writing

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on June 10, 2019 2 Comments • views: 644
The Unexpected Signs that Fear is Blocking Your Writing

Oh man, I’m just sooooo busy, I haven’t had time to get that story done. Those stupid editors! They don’t know what’s good anyway, so I’m not going to try submitting. Why do I feel so tired lately? I want to write but I just can’t seem to find the energy. We’ve all used excuses […]

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