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The Reality of Writing Full-Time: I Was Petrified

Filed in When Writing Is Hard, Writers on Wellness by on February 10, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1291
The Reality of Writing Full-Time: I Was Petrified

by Trisha Faye When my step-father got cancer many years ago, I scurried to the health food store. I took all the classes I could on healthy eating. A few years later, a precancerous diagnosis sent me running to my favorite spot—a mountain stream in southern California. I sat by the banks, crying, afraid I […]

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Speedbumps on Your Way to Determining Genre

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments • views: 890
Speedbumps on Your Way to Determining Genre

by K. K. Allen Inspiration for me usually comes in the form of nature and art, which is probably why my favorite place to write is outside, or looking out my second story window. Up in the Treehouse, in particular, was actually inspired by a storyline in The Descendants (Book 3 of The Summer Solstice […]

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How to Get Out of the “I Don’t Want to Write” Funk

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on January 31, 2017 10 Comments • views: 1888
How to Get Out of the “I Don’t Want to Write” Funk

Everything’s been going along great. You’ve been writing, producing more and more work, and perhaps even publishing and selling. You’ve received good comments from readers, maybe good reviews, maybe even some recognition in contests. In other words, things have been fine, but all of a sudden, in the words of the great Righteous Brothers song, […]

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How to Overcome Unique Challenges as a Highly Sensitive Writer

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on February 20, 2017 1 Comment • views: 2121
How to Overcome Unique Challenges as a Highly Sensitive Writer

Are you “highly sensitive?” Do you know what “highly sensitive” is? I didn’t until I read The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron. Wow. What an eye-opener. If you’ve ever been told that you’re “too sensitive” and you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend you do. If you’ve read it and you know […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Christine Johnson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 4, 2017 1 Comment • views: 885
Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Christine Johnson

My mental and physical health are inextricably linked. I’ve shared my personal space with anxiety and depression my entire life, and any attempts to mitigate or improve with medication has run the spectrum from ineffective to disastrous. I long ago learned that physical activity and a carefully tuned diet are among my best resources for […]

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