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Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 21, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1815
Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Facing my biggest physical challenge is what actually inspired me to become a writer. I have always identified as a creative person. A pianist with a music degree, I’ve also sewn, quilted, painted, refinished furniture . . . you name it. (Ask me about the three-foot balloon-and-paper-mâché kangaroo I made for my report on Australia […]

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How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 26, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1837
How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Has writing become a literal pain in the butt? Answer the following questions: Do you experience… Pain in the buttock muscle on just one side that radiates down the back of your leg? Numbness and tingling along the back of the leg? Sciatic pain? Pain that gets worse the longer you sit? Pain that causes […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 28, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1263
Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Early morning is when I do my best writing. When I’m in the zone, time passes so quickly that I might sit for hours in one position without realizing it. Rising with a fuzzy mind, stiff back and neck, as well as joints, all I want to do is recline on the sofa. However, this […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 838
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

First of all, you can’t sit scrunched up over your laptop all day. Yes, I know when you are on a roll, you don’t want to stop. In fact, you lose all track of time. Now that can be dangerous and can, believe it or not, lead to strokes and all manner of problems. Your […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 964
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 24, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2401
7 Tips to Help You Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

You know you’ve come to the culmination of your writing career when a client asks you to write about poop transplants. This happened to me a couple weeks ago. As a health writer, I’m often asked to write about the latest advances in medical science. These things usually interest me, but sometimes it can be […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1297
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Probably lack of time to exercise is my biggest physical challenge as a writer, as that causes other problems like back problems, aches/pains, insomnia, and weight gain. I’ve had to be really strict about working some amount of exercise into my daily routine, or it doesn’t seem to happen, which usually means getting up earlier […]

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How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on August 2, 2017 0 Comments • views: 793
How Martial Arts and the Bushido Code Inspired My Latest YA Novel

by Jason Brick The initial idea for Wrestling Demons jumped on me as I was driving home from a martial arts event in LA. My protagonist (Connor Morgan) started talking to me, and after a while I turned off my radio and started to listen. The biggest challenge was getting the voice just right without it […]

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The Secret to Procrastination and How to Outsmart It

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on August 14, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1317
The Secret to Procrastination and How to Outsmart It

Procrastination is deadly to a writer. Writing a book is simply too big a task to accomplish in one or two short spurts. We need consistent effort over a long period of time to make it happen. If we put off our work until tomorrow, and tomorrow put it off again, we may never complete […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 16, 2017 4 Comments • views: 835
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

I think the biggest physical challenge to being a writer is it’s basically a stationary profession. Sounds pretty obvious, but I never really thought about it before. I write on my laptop, so I can move from my desk to my dining room table to my sofa to my deck when the weather is nice. […]

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The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on August 28, 2017 18 Comments • views: 1435
The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Most writers, no matter their level of success, want to improve. When you think about your next story, you probably want it to be better than the last. To make that happen, you may hire an editor, take your story to a writing group, or study up on things like plot and character. These are […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Chris Patchell

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 30, 2017 0 Comments • views: 474
Featured Writer on Wellness: Chris Patchell

If they’re right when they say that sitting is the new smoking, although I’ve never had a cigarette in my life, I have a 2-pack a day habit! I spend way too much time sitting. It’s not a new problem. My 20+ years working in hi-tech also involved a lot of sitting. I spent hours […]

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