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Not Sure What You Want? Take a Trip to Fantasy Island

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on February 23, 2011 0 Comments • views: 460
Not Sure What You Want? Take a Trip to Fantasy Island

You may remember a television show that was popular in late 70s and early 80s—Fantasy Island. It starred the handsome Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) as the island’s host, and his sidekick, Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize). It ran for seven successful seasons on ABC, ending in 1984. In case you missed it, characters would pay to come […]

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Your First Novel—Keep Trying, or Give It Up & Move On?

Filed in The Writing Life by on February 27, 2014 2 Comments • views: 928
Your First Novel—Keep Trying, or Give It Up & Move On?

Author and visionary Steven Pressfield recently addressed a question from a hardworking writer. (Read the entire post here.) In essence, the question was: “When do you know if you need to return to a project and polish or start anew?” The writer had put years into his first novel, seeking feedback and making changes, and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Hudson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 2, 2015 4 Comments • views: 1340
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Hudson

Being both writer and artist is a double-whammy in terms of the long-term health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. I developed severe near-sightedness in my early teens (which made me even less likely to go outside or get active) and I’ve always struggled to maintain a healthy weight. While I was pregnant, I was prone […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: S. L. Saboviec

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 4, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1244
Featured Writer on Wellness: S. L. Saboviec

For the past five years, I’ve had a sore back off and on, but I thought it was just a part of living and getting older. However, two years ago, while I was about four months pregnant with my first child, something in my back gave out while I was rolling over in bed. From […]

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Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on June 7, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1777
Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

by Sydney Scrogham I wrote this story as a way to do an emotional cleanse after a bad breakup. It was easy to me to pursue because as I wrote, my emotional health increased. It was like I could breathe again. For some reason, Ariel: The First Guardian was the easiest story ever to write. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Katherine Bogle

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 10, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1097
Featured Writer on Wellness: Katherine Bogle

When you become a writer, there’s a lot that other writers don’t tell you. There’s your newfound coffee addiction, back pain from sitting in that computer chair all day, anxiety, weight gain, eyestrain, headaches, and much more. Being an author is supposed to be some magical profession, that when you make it, you make it, […]

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How Finding Your Voice Can Inspire New Novels

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on November 29, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1348
How Finding Your Voice Can Inspire New Novels

by Simon Williams I had the basic idea floating around for some time and decided to see how it would turn out if I turned it into a full-length novel. At the time (this was many years ago) I had been mostly writing short stories—in fact I hadn’t completed a longer work for years. The […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sara Secora

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 21, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1176
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sara Secora

For me, I’ve had issues that mostly stem from sitting at my desk for too long. That can lead to problems such as: back pain, eyestrain, hand/wrist pain, weight gain, and a slew of other physical health issues. I am sure that isn’t true for all writers, but for me, I tend to like writing […]

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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: 1131
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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Let Me Tell You About These Awesome Writers!

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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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