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Follow the Inner Voice Or Not? The Power of Choice

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on May 27, 2011 0 Comments • views: 314
Follow the Inner Voice Or Not? The Power of Choice

I really admire the writing of Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of “Author” online magazine, a product of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. He posts a daily blog and I’m always amazed at his ability to write so profoundly on such a demanding schedule. In one of his recent blogs entitled “Born This Way,” Kenower talks about […]

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Go Within, Young Man

Filed in The Inner Life, The Writing Life, Your Purpose as a Writer by on June 3, 2011 0 Comments • views: 295
Go Within, Young Man

At the risk of sounding ignorant, I’m going to admit something here: I’ve never read Letters to a Young Poet by Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I’ve heard of it, of course, but never read it. Maybe my teachers were negligent in school. Maybe for whatever reason it just hasn’t hit my reading radar. It […]

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Hands Too Cold to Type? Try These

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on February 18, 2014 0 Comments • views: 13635
Hands Too Cold to Type? Try These

My mom got me these cool hand warmers for Christmas one year. They stretch up over your wrists and forearms to help keep your fingers warm while you’re typing. Handmade, they were a find from a local farmer’s market. As we go into the the fall and winter seasons, there are a lot of mornings […]

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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: 616
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: Elizabeth Brooks

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 621
Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Brooks

A few things came to mind when I started thinking about the physical challenges of writing: the slouchy way I sit at my desk for example, or that unpleasant feeling of being mentally but not physically tired. However, if I had to pick the biggest challenge, I think I would say it is the difficulty […]

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What Your Computer Could be Doing to Your Face

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on March 4, 2014 25 Comments • views: 29893
What Your Computer Could be Doing to Your Face

As if our culture wasn’t already obsessed enough about aging, now comes “computer face,” a new term to describe the premature aging effects of sitting for hours at the computer. What is computer face, and do you need to worry about it destroying your looks before your time? What Is “Computer Face?” In September 2010, […]

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What Famous Writers Know About Walking

Filed in The Healthy Writer, The Writing Life by on March 6, 2014 2 Comments • views: 4344
What Famous Writers Know About Walking

By now most of us know that walking is good for us. Research has linked it to a lower risk of diabetes, stronger bones, a healthier cardiovascular system, reduced body fat, increased energy, and a more focused mind. Long before modern studies revealed these benefits, though, writers had already keyed into the wonders that walking […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 7, 2014 1 Comment • views: 649
Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

I do suffer from a degenerative disc and that gives me quite a lot of pain some days. I also get lost in my writing and forget to cook meals for myself. For my back, I keep changing positions. I make reasons to jump up and move around at least once an hour. I also […]

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7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on March 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 5212
7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

The American Chiropractic Association states that one-half of all working Americans suffer back pain symptoms each year. Talk to any serious writer or office worker and you’ll likely hear about back pain. “Like many writers,” says author Jana Richards, “I spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer. Add to that the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Trimingham

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 14, 2014 0 Comments • views: 562
Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Trimingham

I don’t like to sit still, so I find that I write in spurts, and sometimes standing up at an improvised desk (my laptop atop a fat dictionary atop a short bookcase). I make all my phone calls when I’m out walking. I need to get outside and move, otherwise I get crabby and can’t […]

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Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1067
Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

If you go too long without taking time off—real time off—you run the risk of suffering from cerebral congestion, which sabotages creativity and imagination.

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 21, 2014 0 Comments • views: 589
Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

When I am at a computer for long stretches of time, I tend to get snack-ish. It’s a guarantee. I will crave sugar and chocolate and chips and soda and everything unhealthy I can imagine. When I used to work in an office, I gained ten pounds in a year (which may not seem like […]

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