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Books Save Lives?

Seriously? That's a thing. Yes, this is a thing. Apparently, smart people working at Harvard have in fact studied the health benefits of expressive writing with surprising results. In fact, one such study found that students who wrote about trauma and traumatic events in their daily journal used less pain reliever than those who kept... Continue Reading →

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Does keeping a journal make you a better writer?

A healthy mind is a terrible thing to waste. They say, confession is good for the soul. Turns out, that could be true. The research is coming back with a big thumbs up for baring the soul on paper. University of Texas at Austin psychologist and researcher James Pennebaker contends that regular journaling strengthens immune... Continue Reading →

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When trolls attack…

Photo by Bich Tran on Pexels.com Sometimes it feels like writers specifically have to cross a troll bridge every day. Thing is...It takes a toll, and emotional one, on writers. It's become so commonplace you can google it now. The internet search engines are brimming with articles on how to deal with trolling if you're... Continue Reading →

Optimizing your optimism

Where do we go now? It's so hard to be optimistic these days, especially for us artsy types. We all have good days and bad days, but the most important thing you can do is capitalize on those good moments. You treasure that moment, and you fight for it. Some days it doesn't work, and... Continue Reading →

Why am I doing this again?

Simple ways to improve your writing. Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We all start writing for different reasons, but we continue for the same reason. That reason: We want to be better. We want to tell a better story. Anyone who doesn't want that quits because it is hard. Brutal, in fact. No one stays... Continue Reading →

Should writers choose controversy?

J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Salmon Rushdie; All have criticized the current occupant of the White House broadly, mostly on Twitter. However, it's not fair to say, I think, that it's the only place they condemn the policies of the Trump administration. It's just the most widely distributed because- let's face it- more of us read... Continue Reading →

Skillshare.com - This is an internet classroom basically with experts in every field teaching classes for a subscription fee each month. The blogging and content writing classes have been invaluable. Fanfiction.net- Fan fiction is the perfect place to learn craft. It's also no pressure. You aren't world building unless you want to. You're just wading... Continue Reading →

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