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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: 2285
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1216
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

My biggest challenge is lack of time. I am a writer who doesn’t want to start work on an aspect of a project unless I have a good couple of hours. It takes me time to reacquaint myself with where I was and my mindset. Sometimes, though, that becomes an excuse to avoid it. Physically, […]

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, Finding & Following Your Voice by on October 2, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1325
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

My family and I took a trip to Alabama one year to see my younger brother, who was attending military school there at the time. We went out to lunch at a cute little restaurant, and when the waitress asked if we wanted something to drink, I requested, as I often do, both a glass […]

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How History, Mystery, and Chemo Led Me to My Book Launch

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on November 8, 2017 3 Comments • views: 1443
How History, Mystery, and Chemo Led Me to My Book Launch

I discovered a historical murder case in a 19th-century forester’s diary here in Germany, where I live. The forester detailed his role in a murder investigation. The mayor of Bönnigheim was assassinated in 1835 and a letter came from the USA in 1872 offering the solution to the murder. The forester found the critical corroborating […]

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How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief

Filed in Writing to Heal by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1467
How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief

by Beth Castrodale In late 2014 and early 2015, both of my elderly parents died within four months. Although their deaths were far from unexpected, I found myself unable to forge ahead on the novel I’d been working on over the previous two years. Against the loss of my parents, the novel felt trivial. Furthermore, […]

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How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

Filed in Boost Creativity by on December 4, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1001
How to Fight Creative Burnout in a World of Increasing Demands

I think of myself as a pretty “mindful” person. I’ve studied mindfulness for years as a part of my health writing, and I make it a point to try to be present in my life. I practice focusing in on what I’m doing, and have gotten pretty good at overcoming the child mind’s desire to […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lavinia Collins

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 13, 2017 2 Comments • views: 897
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lavinia Collins

For me, the biggest physical challenge is getting so wrapped up in the writing that I sit in the same position for hours until one of legs goes dead, or something like that. I can feel the discomfort creeping up but it’s the case of “just until I get to the end of this bit” […]

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30 Quotes to Inspire a New Year of Writing

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration, The Writing Life by on December 26, 2017 0 Comments • views: 2248
30 Quotes to Inspire a New Year of Writing

Need some inspiration for a new year of writing? Last year and the year before, I put together some of the best quotes from the author features here on Writing and Wellness, and highlighted them in a single post. Those posts were among the most popular here on the site, so I’ve decided to make […]

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My Top 10 Books for 2017: Novels, Writing Help, & Indie Spotlight

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration, Boost Creativity by on December 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1025
My Top 10 Books for 2017: Novels, Writing Help, & Indie Spotlight

As we come to the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to share my top 10 books for 2017. Like most writers, I love reading, and feel like I can never read as many books as I’d like to. But I’ve made room in my schedule in two ways: I read […]

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Ditch Excusitis to Keep Your Writing on Track

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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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