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Featured Writer on Wellness: David Edward Walker

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments • views: 822
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: E. Rose Sabin

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 13, 2014 1 Comment • views: 595
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: Sarah Benson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 9, 2015 14 Comments • views: 1685
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah Benson

I think one of the biggest challenges is setting up a consistent exercise routine. Some of my best writing time is early in the morning, but that’s also my best workout time. When I’m on a writing streak, it’s hard to take a break to exercise, but I’m always glad when I do. I use […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Vigilante

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 6, 2015 1 Comment • views: 967
Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Vigilante

I kind of hate to admit this, but for me the biggest challenge of being a writer is the computer. I can always tell when I’ve had a good writing day—I can’t stand to read from my Kindle at night!  Something about that little lit screen not only tires my eyes, but gets on my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Shelley Wilson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 13, 2015 9 Comments • views: 1401
Featured Writer on Wellness: Shelley Wilson

Before I took myself seriously as an author, I would write in short bursts, either on paper or at my laptop. I did this at my desk, in the garden, or in bed. When I began blogging and writing my non-fiction books, I realized I needed a specific place to help me stay focused. Suddenly […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Alexia Chamberlynn

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 4, 2015 10 Comments • views: 945
Featured Writer on Wellness: Alexia Chamberlynn

I have a lot of neck and shoulder issues. I have an office job, so along with writing in my free time, I’m sitting at a computer 8-5. Also, when I’m really focused on a writing project, usually in the first draft stage, I don’t exercise as much as I should, which doesn’t help with […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Connie Johnson Hambley

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 16, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1491
Featured Writer on Wellness: Connie Johnson Hambley

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer? Sitting. Definitely sitting. Spending endless hours in front of a computer screen is the first domino in a series of physical issues. Weight management, neck strain, eye strain, and aches all start with the necessary evil of showing up for work. I swapped out my regular office […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Lynne

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 15, 2016 5 Comments • views: 1708
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Lynne

The biggest challenge to being a full-time writer for me is a routine. Routine related to wellness, you ask? Working outside of the house offered me a strict timeline both when I was a air traffic controller and when I was a teacher. I hit the gym at four-thirty a.m. I hit the shower no […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 13, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1232
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Writing is a very solitary endeavor. It’s easy to feel lost, to doubt yourself, to feel like you’re wasting your time creating something that no one will read, and if they do, won’t like. Add to that how close the kitchen is and before you know it, half—who am I kidding? An entire—bag of Special […]

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The One Thing You Must Have to Make Any Dream Come True

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on October 12, 2016 2 Comments • views: 845
The One Thing You Must Have to Make Any Dream Come True

by Katie Harrison, a.k.a. The Girl with the Tree Tattoo I’m at a loss. I’ve started this article at least five times and five times inspiration has left me halfway through. I’m starting to seriously doubt my abilities as a writer. So, in other words, it’s a normal day. Actually, it doesn’t usually happen this […]

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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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sara Secora

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 21, 2016 2 Comments • views: 982
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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