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Featured Writer on Wellness: David Edward Walker

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments • views: 717
Featured Writer on Wellness: David Edward Walker

Physically, I’ve worked hard for the last year and shed twenty pounds I gained while writing my first two novels. These days, I set my laptop on the kitchen breakfast counter so as to stand, having been told I burn calories that way, but the truth is I do have a bar stool I cozy […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Iain Broome

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 30, 2014 1 Comment • views: 831
Featured Writer on Wellness: Iain Broome

I should probably start with a disclaimer. I’m a dad to two-year old identical twin boys and that has completely changed the way I write. And many other things too, of course. Balancing Fatherhood with Writing Before they came along, I’d have probably said backache or a little RSI [repetitive stress injury], but without doubt […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: E. Rose Sabin

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 13, 2014 1 Comment • views: 481
Featured Writer on Wellness: E. Rose Sabin

For me the biggest challenge is getting enough exercise. Sitting at the computer all day is not healthy, but it’s easy to do. Fortunately, my dogs demand attention and distract me, making me get up and move around. Still, I do suffer from frequent back pain, the best remedy for which is exercise. I try […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 4, 2014 6 Comments • views: 766
Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Kathleen Ryan

I find I get very stiff if I sit in one position for too long. I’ve had neck pain for years, and I have to be pretty careful of my position. Also, I’m very antsy. I have trouble sitting for longer than about twenty minutes at a time. The Problem of Sitting Too Much I’ll always find […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 5, 2015 8 Comments • views: 1062
Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

People always think it’s exciting to be a writer—perhaps they’re picturing Hemingway on a big safari game hunt—but the reality is that it’s more like being Homer Simpson in front of the TV:  you sit and snack a lot on sugary, salty treats while your brain goes into overdrive. Probably the biggest challenge for me, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 12, 2015 2 Comments • views: 474
Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Since my physical health is not typical, the obvious, typical answer for me would likely not apply to, or benefit, most authors and aspiring authors. So, I will direct attention to another physical “matter,” which is sometimes a challenge and sometimes a blessing: Yes, I speak of the hours we keep. Creativity and inspiration cannot […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 30, 2015 1 Comment • views: 474
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Whether I like it or not, the dang human body needs sleep, even if I’m on a roll. I tend to stay up way too late writing, much to the chagrin of anyone who has to deal with me during the daylight hours. I work out as often as I write. The body feeds the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 7, 2015 2 Comments • views: 994
Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Gosh, these last two years have held so many physical and mental challenges for me that have really messed with my writing ability. I used to sit down at a computer and complete ten, fifteen pages a day with no problems. I knew exactly where I wanted to go with the story, I knew exactly […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Kirazian

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 25, 2015 3 Comments • views: 1716
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Kirazian

Being sedentary for so long [is the biggest physical challenge of being a writer]. Not getting enough exercise. And posture/eyesight—it’s so easy for me to forget re-adjusting them every so often. I’m in the process of trying to lose weight that I gained the last several years. So the “sedentary” life of writing is 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: 1535
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sydney Scrogham

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 3, 2015 6 Comments • views: 1152
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sydney Scrogham

Biggest physical challenge of being a writer? Not plowing my way through a bag of chocolate when I’m writing. Wow, that’s hard. I don’t feel like I have any trouble getting exercise (my horse keeps me active), but when it comes to emotional eating… Writing is an incredibly emotional thing, and if I’m not taking […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Jones Gowen

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 10, 2015 17 Comments • views: 1609
Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Jones Gowen

I’m so excited to have Karen sharing her thoughts here on Writing and Wellness. She is a prolific writer, editor, AND publisher, so she knows about the difficulties writers face from all angles. Enjoy! I’m not the kind of person who can squeeze in 10 or 20 minutes here and there to write. I’m an […]

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