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7 Reasons Why a Writer Needs Heroes

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Writing Life by on July 7, 2015 3 Comments • views: 2474
7 Reasons Why a Writer Needs Heroes

Who are your writing heroes? Can you name them—right now? Do you know who they are? Does it matter? I’ve asked a number of people these questions. I’ve been amazed by how many blank looks I’ve received. Maybe it’s because my writing heroes are so important to me—and I believe, to my progression as a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Carol Pratt Bradley

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 16, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1826
Featured Writer on Wellness: Carol Pratt Bradley

Writing is part of who I am, but it is not all of me. I like the description of myself as a house filled with various rooms, each with a different purpose. If I give all of my attention to only one room, making it bigger and more elaborate than the other rooms, then my […]

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Root Out Hidden Writer’s Anxiety to Restore Creativity

Filed in The Inner Life, When Writing Is Hard by on April 3, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1644
Root Out Hidden Writer’s Anxiety to Restore Creativity

A friend of mine wasn’t getting her writing done. It had been over a month since she’d made any progress, or even sat down to focus on the work. It was her second novel and for a long time she was really in the zone with it, but then she found out that her first […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 28, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1086
Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Early morning is when I do my best writing. When I’m in the zone, time passes so quickly that I might sit for hours in one position without realizing it. Rising with a fuzzy mind, stiff back and neck, as well as joints, all I want to do is recline on the sofa. However, this […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 754
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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