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How This Artist Helps You Find Your Unique Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on September 28, 2017 0 Comments • views: 816
How This Artist Helps You Find Your Unique Voice

by Carrie Brummer My first professional post was teacher at the age of 22. I spent years in the classroom LOVING what I did. But then, something started to niggle in the back of my mind. I started to wonder, “was this really enough?” “How else could I make an impact on a greater scale?” […]

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Why Writers Need to Watch More Sunsets

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on September 25, 2017 14 Comments • views: 1602
Why Writers Need to Watch More Sunsets

One of the reasons I love this time of year is that it brings amazing sunsets. Unsettled weather patterns and varied cloud types combine to create some of the most beautiful displays we see all year long. I often walk west and just stare at the horizon. It’s a sort of meditation, focusing on the […]

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After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

Filed in Writing to Heal by on September 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1071
After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

by Carl Towns Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, Getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, And enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. – Stephen […]

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How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on September 18, 2017 2 Comments • views: 857
How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

Oh we thought we were so clever, didn’t we? After we heard about all the health hazards associated with sitting at the computer so much (read more about those here), many of us switched to standing desks. Some of us bought new ones to fit into our writing spaces, and some of us made our […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1042
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

My biggest challenge is lack of time. I am a writer who doesn’t want to start work on an aspect of a project unless I have a good couple of hours. It takes me time to reacquaint myself with where I was and my mindset. Sometimes, though, that becomes an excuse to avoid it. Physically, […]

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How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on September 12, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1945
How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Here’s a question I’ve gotten from Writing and Wellness readers recently… How do I take a project from beginning to end without losing it somewhere in the middle? So how do we do that, exactly? Getting to “The End” Means Getting Through the Dreaded Middle I think most writers would agree that when we’re talking […]

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How to Make Your Life Story Life-Changing

Filed in Writing for Change by on September 7, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1287
How to Make Your Life Story Life-Changing

by Dr. Diana Raab Writing for Bliss is a culmination of my life’s work. Ever since my mother gave me my first journal when I was ten years old to help me cope with the loss of my grandmother, I’ve used writing as a form of healing, and have tried to inspire others to do […]

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Let Me Tell You About These Awesome Writers!

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 4, 2017 2 Comments • views: 739
Let Me Tell You About These Awesome Writers!

Sometimes in life, you get lucky and meet smart, kind, amazing people. When that happens, you just have to let others know about how awesome these people are. That’s what I’m doing today. I’m honored to know the following amazing folks, who have been especially supportive of Writing and Wellness, and are just awesome, in […]

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How to Keep Your Day Job from Destroying Your Writing Dreams

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on September 4, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1169
How to Keep Your Day Job from Destroying Your Writing Dreams

Most writers these days are advised to keep their day jobs. The odds of earning a full-time living from writing alone are just too great to risk going without, and no one wants to worry about how they’re going to pay their bills while they’re trying to put together their next novel. But staying employed […]

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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: 1135
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Chris Patchell

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 30, 2017 0 Comments • views: 467
Featured Writer on Wellness: Chris Patchell

If they’re right when they say that sitting is the new smoking, although I’ve never had a cigarette in my life, I have a 2-pack a day habit! I spend way too much time sitting. It’s not a new problem. My 20+ years working in hi-tech also involved a lot of sitting. I spent hours […]

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The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on August 28, 2017 18 Comments • views: 1418
The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Most writers, no matter their level of success, want to improve. When you think about your next story, you probably want it to be better than the last. To make that happen, you may hire an editor, take your story to a writing group, or study up on things like plot and character. These are […]

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