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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments • views: 444
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

As a young mom, I left medical school after only one year, unable to find the right balance in my life. When I found a job working in admissions and teaching Latin at the Waldorf School my kids’ attended, I was thrilled and committed. It perfectly suited my desire to be a hands-on parent and […]

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How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments • views: 710
How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

by Jason Brick The initial idea for Wrestling Demons jumped on me as I was driving home from a martial arts event in LA. My protagonist (Connor Morgan) started talking to me, and after a while I turned off my radio and started to listen. The biggest challenge was getting the voice just right without it […]

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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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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1185
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Probably lack of time to exercise is my biggest physical challenge as a writer, as that causes other problems like back problems, aches/pains, insomnia, and weight gain. I’ve had to be really strict about working some amount of exercise into my daily routine, or it doesn’t seem to happen, which usually means getting up earlier […]

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7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 24, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2032
7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

You know you’ve come to the culmination of your writing career when a client asks you to write about poop transplants. This happened to me a couple weeks ago. As a health writer, I’m often asked to write about the latest advances in medical science. These things usually interest me, but sometimes it can be […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 847
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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How to Get What You Really Want Out of Your Writing Career

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on July 17, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1297
How to Get What You Really Want Out of Your Writing Career

Last summer, I attended a panel filled with award-winning, bestselling literary writers. The experience was outstanding in many ways, but I was surprised by what one author had to say. This author had been lauded over and over again for his talents. He’d won numerous awards for his fiction, including international awards and the PEN/Hemingway […]

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How to Go Beyond Your Voice to Make Your Novel Shine

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 12, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1487
How to Go Beyond Your Voice to Make Your Novel Shine

When I first drafted “Moonlit” in 2013 (which will be republished as “Wildwood” via Parliament House Press this September), I was a first-time mother climbing out of the hole of postpartum anxiety and borderline agoraphobia. The love and protectiveness I felt for my daughter had consumed me to the point of breathless panic attacks, because […]

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Finding Your Unique Story in a Popular Genre

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 11, 2017 2 Comments • views: 984
Finding Your Unique Story in a Popular Genre

by Jennifer Froelich Before I ever wrote my first novel, Dream of Me, I came up with the setting concept for a futuristic society based on the idea that tolerance and intolerance would become the same thing. I never wrote it, though. Then a few years ago, the idea of a patriotic heist began stirring […]

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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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 747
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

First of all, you can’t sit scrunched up over your laptop all day. Yes, I know when you are on a roll, you don’t want to stop. In fact, you lose all track of time. Now that can be dangerous and can, believe it or not, lead to strokes and all manner of problems. Your […]

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How to Turn Disappointing Nonevents Into Opportunities

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 5, 2017 15 Comments • views: 1738
How to Turn Disappointing Nonevents Into Opportunities

Jennifer was over the moon. Her book had been picked up by a publisher that she admired. She never thought she’d see one of her books with this publisher’s logo on the title page, but now it was going to happen. Finally, all her hard work had paid off! Two years later, Jennifer was on […]

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