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Finding Your Unique Story in a Popular Genre

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on July 11, 2017 2 Comments • views: 728
Finding Your Unique Story in a Popular Genre

by Jennifer Froelich Before I ever wrote my first novel, Dream of Me, I came up with the setting concept for a futuristic society based on the idea that tolerance and intolerance would become the same thing. I never wrote it, though. Then a few years ago, the idea of a patriotic heist began stirring […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on July 10, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1300
5 Reasons Why You Need to Belong to a Book Club

When writers think of book clubs, they normally think of them as potential avenues for marketing their own books. Writers want readers, after all, and where better to find them than book clubs? This post isn’t about marketing your book, though. This is about how book clubs can benefit writers in other ways that have […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 560
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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How to Turn Disappointing Nonevents Into Opportunities

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on July 5, 2017 15 Comments • views: 1332
How to Turn Disappointing Nonevents Into Opportunities

Jennifer was over the moon. Her book had been picked up by a publisher that she admired. She never thought she’d see one of her books with this publisher’s logo on the title page, but now it was going to happen. Finally, all her hard work had paid off! Two years later, Jennifer was on […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 28, 2017 2 Comments • views: 808
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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How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 26, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1194
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: Karen Tuft

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 21, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1365
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 Stop Giving Up Your Writing Time

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on June 19, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1351
How to Stop Giving Up Your Writing Time

Do you find that even though you have a scheduled daily writing time, it’s often interrupted? Jennifer had the perfect situation for a while. She wrote while the kids were in school and her husband was at work, which worked out beautifully until summer break came. Then she was constantly interrupted with her family’s requests […]

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Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Writers on Wellness by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1215
Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

by Sarah E. Boucher When I debuted on Writing and Wellness I was a first-time author with bright eyes and bright hopes. Then life happened. The last three years have been a blur of funky health. Until then, the worst illness I had experienced was the occasional cold or stomach bug. I had no idea […]

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How to Rephrase Your Self Talk to Boost Your Writer’s Confidence

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on June 13, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1017
How to Rephrase Your Self Talk to Boost Your Writer’s Confidence

We all know that negative self-talk can be destructive. Most of us are much meaner to ourselves than we ever would be to a friend. When a story is rejected we privately bash our own writing ability. When we fail to stick with our writing commitments, we bemoan our own lack of discipline. “You’re so […]

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From Spiritual Journey to Coaching Practice to Successful Book

Filed in Writing for Change by on June 7, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1114
From Spiritual Journey to Coaching Practice to Successful Book

by Laurie Buchanan I was 33 years old when my mother died of breast cancer at the age of 53. I was dismayed—no, shocked!—at what traditional medicine did, and failed to do, for people in that position. In my heart of hearts it seemed there must be something more. That horrific experience prompted me to […]

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Why You Need to be Bad Now and Then to Write Well

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on June 5, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1061
Why You Need to be Bad Now and Then to Write Well

I saw part of an original Star Trek episode the other day that got me thinking about our “dark sides.” It’s the episode where a transporter malfunction splits Captain Kirk into two people. Called “The Enemy Within,” it follows the story of the two as they display unique characteristics. Seems there is a “good” Kirk […]

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