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5 Reasons Why I Do What I Do

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on September 23, 2014 6 Comments • views: 1445
5 Reasons Why I Do What I Do

The Romantic Notion of the Self-Destructive Writer We’ve all heard the romantic stories of writers who lived on alcohol and drugs and still wrote masterpieces: Truman Capote experienced frequent breakdowns, was in and out of rehab clinics, and died at the age of 59 of liver failure caused by phlebitis and frequent drug intoxication. He […]

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The Surprising Reason You’re Already Failing at Your New Year’s Resolutions

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on February 24, 2015 4 Comments • views: 867
The Surprising Reason You’re Already Failing at Your New Year’s Resolutions

How’s it going with those New Year’s resolutions? Are you still working on them? Odds are, you aren’t—or it won’t be long before you forget about them. A study from the University of Scranton reported that just eight percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. If this is happening to you already, relax—you’re […]

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7 Questions to Help Writers Set Meaningful Goals

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on December 30, 2015 4 Comments • views: 4346
7 Questions to Help Writers Set Meaningful Goals

Setting goals. You either love it or hate it. But most likely, if you’re a writer, you’ve done it at least a time or two. “I’m going to publish a novel.” Even if you’re not a goal-setter, it’s likely you’ve made decisions like this that have moved your career forward, such as when you decided […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Caroline Slee

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 8, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1069
Featured Writer on Wellness: Caroline Slee

My left hand likes to protest typing, as loudly as possible. Five years ago, I went to a physical therapist for lymphedema that resulted from surgery for breast cancer. While undergoing physical therapy, I mentioned that my hand had been hurting a great deal—I thought it was related to the lymphedema. From the physical therapist […]

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