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What Smart Writers Spend Their Money On

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on August 7, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1352
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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Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on July 31, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1209
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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5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on July 10, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1843
5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

When writers think of book clubs, they normally think of them as potential avenues for marketing their own books. Writers want readers, after all, and where better to find them than book clubs? This post isn’t about marketing your book, though. This is about how book clubs can benefit writers in other ways that have […]

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How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 26, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1631
How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Has writing become a literal pain in the butt? Answer the following questions: Do you experience… Pain in the buttock muscle on just one side that radiates down the back of your leg? Numbness and tingling along the back of the leg? Sciatic pain? Pain that gets worse the longer you sit? Pain that causes […]

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Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Writers on Wellness by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1351
Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

by Sarah E. Boucher When I debuted on Writing and Wellness I was a first-time author with bright eyes and bright hopes. Then life happened. The last three years have been a blur of funky health. Until then, the worst illness I had experienced was the occasional cold or stomach bug. I had no idea […]

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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: 1356
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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Easy Tips to Help Writers Stop Weight Gain in its Tracks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 3, 2017 1 Comment • views: 980
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: 2235
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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7 Ways to Beat Writer Weight Gain that Actually Work

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 10, 2017 7 Comments • views: 2378
7 Ways to Beat Writer Weight Gain that Actually Work

In featuring many writers on this site over the years, one thing I’ve found is that weight gain is a common struggle for us. And no wonder. We spend much of our days at the computer and often have a hard time fitting in regular exercise. All that time in the chair also tends to […]

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The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management, The Healthy Writer by on March 27, 2017 9 Comments • views: 2575
The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

To write well and write fast, you need two things: energy, and a sharp brain. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall short on both of these. Busy days with long to-do lists can leave you feeling fatigued and dull, like you couldn’t think up a new scene to save your life. If you find yourself feeling […]

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What You Need to Know About Potential Laptop Dangers

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 13, 2017 3 Comments • views: 1786
What You Need to Know About Potential Laptop Dangers

I love my laptop. I do all my fiction writing and blog writing on it, and I take it with me everywhere. My desktop gets a great workout on my freelance projects and submissions, but for just about everything else, I’m on my laptop. Imagine my dismay, then, when I read recently that it may […]

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How Reading Books Can Boost Your Life Expectancy

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on December 12, 2016 6 Comments • views: 2284
How Reading Books Can Boost Your Life Expectancy

Writers are regularly told to read. It’s through reading that we become immersed in story. We learn from the masters, and intuitively gain experience in plot, characterization, pacing, and more. Most writing teachers will tell you that if you’re not reading—a lot—you can’t expect to become a better writer. Well, now you have even more […]

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