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: 2761
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: 1494
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: 1197
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: 1953
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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20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on October 30, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1760
20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

If you’re making the commitment to get your novel written this November, you can bet that somewhere along the way, you’re going to hit a wall. We’re talking about 30 days of motivating yourself to write perhaps more than you’ve ever written before. The goal is 50,000 words. That’s about 1,666 words a day, and […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 13, 2017 31 Comments • views: 1394
7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Congratulations Mel and Celia! You are the winners of Jadie’s giveaway. Watch your email for details and thank you to all who entered! by Jadie Jones When Colleen asked me if I would write a post for her about time management… I laughed at the idea that I—a mom of three small kids, sole operator […]

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