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One Novelist Refused to Let Her Beloved Game Characters Die

Filed in Novel Writing Inspiration by on September 21, 2016 0 Comments • views: 757
One Novelist Refused to Let Her Beloved Game Characters Die

I was a player of an MMORPG [massively multi-player online role-playing game] called “City of Heroes.” This was a game where you would create a character by putting together how they looked from a collection of parts, decide what kind of superpowers they had, write out their biography in a little box specifically provided for […]

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Will Inversion Therapy Help You Work Pain-Free?

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on September 19, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1040
Will Inversion Therapy Help You Work Pain-Free?

If you’ve ever struggled with back pain, you’ve probably heard of inversion therapy. It’s the idea that inverting the body (upside down) can help treat conditions of the spine, potentially easing back pain, reducing pressure on spinal nerves and discs, and even increasing the space between the vertebrae to promote a healthier spine overall. The […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 14, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1864
Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Just a couple of years ago I weighed over 270 pounds, the heaviest I had ever been. I am down to a comfortable dance just above what I would consider my ideal weight of around 210. That comes in part from being a workaholic, something I am recovering from, and sitting way too much. Also, […]

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Writing to Find the Hero In Ourselves

Filed in Novel Writing Inspiration by on September 13, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1158
Writing to Find the Hero In Ourselves

by Carol Pratt Bradley My family enjoys watching historical films and we loved the 2003 movie, Luther, about Martin Luther and the Reformation. I had also read a book about William Tyndale, the man who translated the Bible into English. At the time, I was searching for an idea for my thesis novel for an […]

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7 Ways to Make a Bad Writing Day Good

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on September 12, 2016 4 Comments • views: 1288
7 Ways to Make a Bad Writing Day Good

You know how it goes. You sit down, ready to work. You’ve silenced your cell phone, closed the door, and set yourself up for 30 minutes of uninterrupted writing. You open your laptop ready to make another sizable dent in your project. After all, you’ve done everything right. You’ve set aside the time, you’ve gotten […]

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How to Balance an Out-of-Control Writing Life

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on September 7, 2016 5 Comments • views: 1238
How to Balance an Out-of-Control Writing Life

by Alayne Kay Christian Colleen asked me to be a guest blogger just when I was about to enter into a major life transition. At one time, she suggested that perhaps I could share how I maintained my health during the stress of transition. Believe me, there were plenty of times that I did not […]

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Why You Should Take More Chances with Your Writing

Filed in Novel Writing Inspiration by on September 6, 2016 0 Comments • views: 869
Why You Should Take More Chances with Your Writing

by C. Hope Clark Echoes of Edisto is the third in the Edisto Island Mysteries. Along the way, protagonist Callie Jean Morgan has suffered much in losing her profession as a detective, her husband, a child . . . then she relocates to Edisto unemployed, widowed, with one teenage child left to raise. She drinks. […]

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Where to Find Answers When Your Imagination Fails You

Filed in Boost Creativity, When Writing Is Hard by on September 5, 2016 0 Comments • views: 620
Where to Find Answers When Your Imagination Fails You

John Rhys-Davies, perhaps best known for playing the dwarf “Gimly” in Lord of the Rings, had a repeating role years earlier on the television Star Trek spinoff, “Voyager,” as the holodeck recreation of Leonardo da Vinci. In an issue called “Scorpion, Part I,” the captain of Voyager finds herself in a conundrum, and turns to […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. D. Marx

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 31, 2016 0 Comments • views: 633
Featured Writer on Wellness: D. D. Marx

I am still working full-time in addition to being a writer, so I am on my computer 10-12 hours a day between work and writing. I work out of a home office that is not set up ergonomically correct, so I consistently have back, neck and shoulder pain due to poor posture and not having the proper […]

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How to Use Writing Contests to Get Closer to a Publishing Contract

Filed in The Writing Life by on August 30, 2016 0 Comments • views: 437
How to Use Writing Contests to Get Closer to a Publishing Contract

This post first appeared on “Writers and Authors” as part of a book tour for “Loreena’s Gift.” Before I starting getting publishing contracts, I spent a lot of years writing and trying to become a better writer. A lot of years. I submitted to some publishers and agents along the way, but what really helped […]

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Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 29, 2016 10 Comments • views: 1475
Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

I’m just now getting used to standing up while I work. After researching the dangers of sitting for hours (over six hours increases your risk of, um…death), and looking into the options that are out there today for standing desks, I kind of convinced myself of the need to make a change. I haven’t invested […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 24, 2016 1 Comment • views: 852
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” In writing and in life, I have to remind myself of that fairly often. Do the best you can and don’t worry about it beyond that. But I worry. I stress. There’s no shortage of things to fret about. From the purely physical to the all-in-our heads […]

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