Tag: writing motivation

3 Things Writers Can Learn from Chantek, the Orangutan

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on August 5, 2014 4 Comments • views: 2599
3 Things Writers Can Learn from Chantek, the Orangutan

I enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Great fun! But that’s not what inspired this post. It was actually a PBS special entitled, “The Ape Who Went to College.” In case you haven’t seen it, it told the story of Chantek, a baby orangutan raised as a human child on the University of […]

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Have You Killed the Spark Between You and Your Writing?

Filed in The Writing Life by on February 3, 2015 5 Comments • views: 1366
Have You Killed the Spark Between You and Your Writing?

A Valentine’s Letter from Your Writing I’m sorry, but it’s just not working between us anymore. I’ve lost the feeling, and I haven’t been able to get it back. It’s not you, it’s…well, yeah, it’s you. You’ve killed the spark between us. Me? You’re blaming me? Well, whatever. If that’s what you want to think. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 29, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1096
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer? The lack of movement. When I am sitting at my desk for hours, especially if I get into a creative zone, I have to literally stop and remind myself to get up and stretch, let alone get a proper workout. For me, creative writing is such a […]

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How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on September 12, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1128
How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Here’s a question I’ve gotten from Writing and Wellness readers recently… How do I take a project from beginning to end without losing it somewhere in the middle? So how do we do that, exactly? Getting to “The End” Means Getting Through the Dreaded Middle I think most writers would agree that when we’re talking […]

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