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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 27, 2016 6 Comments • views: 2019
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

The sun’s rays gleam through the picturesque window as her fingers click the keys. A steaming cup of coffee sits within arm’s reach, and her calico cat sleeps on her lap. She languidly types on, the story flowing from her mind onto the screen. She smiles to herself. Her masterpiece is almost complete, and she […]

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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: 559
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 5, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1459
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer is tearing myself away from my story to exercise. Right now, I’m also dealing with sciatica, so I’m not exercising like I usually do. The sciatica pain is due to an old injury that has reared its ugly head again. Right now, I’m just walking a couple […]

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The Stress-Free Way to Build Your Author Platform

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 25, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1155
The Stress-Free Way to Build Your Author Platform

by Tiffany Shand Building and maintaining an author platform is a must for today’s successful author. We know it, but it can get tough to fit it all in. I didn’t start building my own platform until after I published my first novel. I realized that to sell books I needed to treat publishing like […]

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What’s It Really Like to be Part of a Writing Team?

Filed in The Writing Life, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on October 26, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1944
What’s It Really Like to be Part of a Writing Team?

Patty and Roz met through a mutual friend in the mid 1970s. After writing separately for years, they began writing together in the early 1980s. They have five (almost six) books published in “The Val & Kit Mystery Series” (The Disappearance of Mavis Woodstock, The Murder of Susan Reed, Death in Door County, Lethal Property, […]

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What Rejection Does to a Writer—and How to Recover

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on January 16, 2017 15 Comments • views: 2183
What Rejection Does to a Writer—and How to Recover

Grow a thick skin, they say. If you’re going to be a writer, you gotta toughen up. People are going to criticize your work. Agents and editors are going to reject you. Readers will impale you with bad reviews. Publishers will turn their backs if your sales are lackluster. Rejection awaits at every turn, so […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1210
Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

The biggest physical challenge in writing is probably having to sit so long in one place. When I first starting writing novels, I would only write for an hour a day and then go about my business, but now I sit for about seven and a half! I start writing as soon as my kids […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments • views: 994
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

When I was younger, I would hear other writers talk about how sitting at their writing desk for long periods made their joints stiff. I couldn’t relate to their pain at the time, but now that I’m in my forties I know exactly what they were talking about. With all the demands of family and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 31, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1127
Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Writing doesn’t seem like a physically taxing job, and compared to lumberjacks or professional athletes, it isn’t, but it is challenging. As a writer, most of your time is spent sitting at a desk or in a coffee shop with a laptop, staring at an artificially lit screen. It wreaks havoc on your eyes, turning […]

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