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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Before Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity by on January 16, 2018 0 Comments • views: 130
5 Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Before Writing

~Writing Well Wednesday Tip~ Most writers are sensitive creatures. That’s good when it comes to imagining how our characters feel in various scenes. But it’s not so good when it comes to managing our moods. If you find that you’re feeling irritable, sad, or out of it lately, you may have a hard time sticking […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on January 15, 2018 2 Comments • views: 285
7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower

It’s the third week in January. How are you doing on your writing goals? If you’re like most people, you’re already struggling. You’ve heard the statistics: University of Scranton research suggests that just eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. I want to help you be one of those eight percent. To do […]

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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: 777
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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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: 892
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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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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How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

Filed in Boost Creativity by on December 4, 2017 4 Comments • views: 931
How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

I think of myself as a pretty “mindful” person. I’ve studied mindfulness for years as a part of my health writing, and I make it a point to try to be present in my life. I practice focusing in on what I’m doing, and have gotten pretty good at overcoming the child mind’s desire to […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 13, 2017 31 Comments • views: 2351
7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Congratulations Mel and Celia! You are the winners of Jadie’s giveaway. Watch your email for details and thank you to all who entered! by Jadie Jones When Colleen asked me if I would write a post for her about time management… I laughed at the idea that I—a mom of three small kids, sole operator […]

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20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on October 30, 2017 6 Comments • views: 2032
20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

If you’re making the commitment to get your novel written this November, you can bet that somewhere along the way, you’re going to hit a wall. We’re talking about 30 days of motivating yourself to write perhaps more than you’ve ever written before. The goal is 50,000 words. That’s about 1,666 words a day, and […]

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What Are You Wearing? Why Writers Should Care

Filed in Boost Creativity by on October 23, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1221
What Are You Wearing? Why Writers Should Care

Do you dress up for Halloween? If not, do you dress up at any other time? Do you go all out for an awards dinner, for example, dress up to give a presentation, or even dress up like one of your characters to get into his or her head? I spent a few years teaching […]

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5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

Filed in Boost Creativity by on October 9, 2017 7 Comments • views: 1970
5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

Walking is great for writers. I talked about it in a previous post (“What Famous Writers Know About Walking”), and shared some great quotes from famous authors like J. K. Rowling and Charles Dickens. In general, writers love walks not only because they provide an easy and enjoyable way to exercise, but because they encourage […]

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on October 2, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1257
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

My family and I took a trip to Alabama one year to see my younger brother, who was attending military school there at the time. We went out to lunch at a cute little restaurant, and when the waitress asked if we wanted something to drink, I requested, as I often do, both a glass […]

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Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on September 3, 2017 32 Comments • views: 1368
Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Congratulations to Alexandria and J.P.—you are the giveaway winners! Today’s demands on writers and other creative artists are overwhelming. Ever since I started “Writing and Wellness” back in 2014, I’ve heard stories from writers and other creative artists about their number-one difficulty: finding time to write (or create). I understood their struggle, as I’ve experienced […]

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