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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: 1620
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: 966
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: 4578
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: 1200
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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5 Bad Writing Goals and How to Make Them Better

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on January 1, 2018 2 Comments • views: 832
5 Bad Writing Goals and How to Make Them Better

Did you set good writing goals for 2018, or did you set goals that will only discourage and delay your progress? I talk a lot about goals in the Writing and Wellness “Start the Year off Right” bundle, which you can download for free here, but I thought it might help to look at some […]

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Ditch Excusitis to Keep Your Writing on Track

Filed in Writing Well Wednesday (WWW) by on January 3, 2018 0 Comments • views: 436
Ditch Excusitis to Keep Your Writing on Track

~Writing Well Wednesday Tip~ We all do it. We give ourselves an out. “I’ll write tomorrow,” we say, fully intending to do it, but then tomorrow comes and the writing doesn’t happen. You may be setting (or have already set) writing goals for 2018. Beware of “excusitis,” as it can set in quickly. You know […]

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A Tip to Help Women Writers Achieve More

Filed in Writing Well Wednesday (WWW) by on January 9, 2018 0 Comments • views: 726
A Tip to Help Women Writers Achieve More

~Writing Well Wednesday Tip~ Ladies, when it comes to achieving your writing goals, you may be missing something. According to a recent survey by “Leadership IQ”—founded by bestselling author Mark Murphy (Hard Goals: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be)—men and women differ when it comes to setting […]

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