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Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 31, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1239
Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Writing doesn’t seem like a physically taxing job, and compared to lumberjacks or professional athletes, it isn’t, but it is challenging. As a writer, most of your time is spent sitting at a desk or in a coffee shop with a laptop, staring at an artificially lit screen. It wreaks havoc on your eyes, turning […]

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How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 29, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1364
How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

We all know by now that spending too much time in the wrong chair can set you up for a lot of pain. The answer has to be finding the right chair, right? And there is no shortage of options out there. The gurus of ergonomics have pulled out all the stops to design top-of-the-line, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 24, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1400
Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

They say that memory and emotion are deeply connected to our olfactory senses. Wandering through the grocery store not too long ago I caught a sudden scent of perfume and was instantly whisked backward in time, to the summer I worked in Park County, Wyoming and shared a single bathroom with nine other girls in […]

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A Quirky Way for Writers to Reclaim Their Unique Creative Power

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on May 22, 2017 12 Comments • views: 1693
A Quirky Way for Writers to Reclaim Their Unique Creative Power

Have you given your creative power away? Let’s find out. Imagine for a moment you’re a character in a fantasy novel, and at the very beginning of the story, you’re given the power to write. There you are in your cool leather outfit walking around with your writing power, and all of a sudden it […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 18, 2017 1 Comment • views: 936
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

For me the biggest physical challenge of writing is also my biggest emotional challenge: the alone time and the isolation it requires to write. You see, I am an extrovert. I am that person who when you introverts are sitting quietly alone at a coffee shop, shatters your solitude with her banal chatter. Writing is […]

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How I Finally Caught My Novel-Writing Dream

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on May 17, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1384
How I Finally Caught My Novel-Writing Dream

My best friend of thirty years was not doing well, both emotionally and physically. She’d been through a lot over several years and I knew I was losing her (the cancer she had at thirty came back, and she passed away). She and I, along with two other friends, spent a lot of time together […]

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7 Things to Help Exhausted Writers Get More Quality Sleep

Filed in Healthy Writer Recipes by on May 15, 2017 5 Comments • views: 1305
7 Things to Help Exhausted Writers Get More Quality Sleep

We all need between 7-8 hours of sleep per night for good health. Less than that has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and even early death. Writers are creative folks, and need their sleep to keep their brains sharp. A 2010 study found that sleep, especially deep REM […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1082
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

When I was younger, I would hear other writers talk about how sitting at their writing desk for long periods made their joints stiff. I couldn’t relate to their pain at the time, but now that I’m in my forties I know exactly what they were talking about. With all the demands of family and […]

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5 Things Smart Moms Know that Writers Need to Learn

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on May 8, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1561
5 Things Smart Moms Know that Writers Need to Learn

How often have you, as a writer, called your book your “baby?” A lot of us do it, because we put so much of ourselves into our work. We talk about “conceiving” ideas, “incubating” plotlines, and “birthing” our stories when the time is right. Nothing compares to having a real child, but writing and publishing […]

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Easy Tips to Help Writers Stop Weight Gain in its Tracks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 3, 2017 1 Comment • views: 985
Easy Tips to Help Writers Stop Weight Gain in its Tracks

by Marcia Yudkin When I lived in Boston as a work-at-home writer, I stayed trim and lean despite having no exercise plan. The Boston Public Library was a 20-minute walk away, and ditto for Star Market, which I’d visit every other day to keep our refrigerator and pantry stocked. Because some people described our South […]

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The Best Pet for a Writer’s Health and Well Being

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 1, 2017 10 Comments • views: 2250
The Best Pet for a Writer’s Health and Well Being

Ask a writer about his or her pets and you’ll likely hear a story of long-term friendship and love. We spend a lot of our time alone with our computers, so it’s likely that we, perhaps more than others, appreciate the benefits our pets bring into our lives. They are the ones that sit close […]

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Does Writing Make You Happy?

Filed in The Writing Life by on April 26, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1087
Does Writing Make You Happy?

Don’t get me wrong, being an author has many challenges, whether the writer chooses to pursue traditional publishing or goes the indie route. Still, words make me happy. I’ve been a reader since I was very young. In fact, one of my earliest memories is of waking in the night at age five. Because my […]

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