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 →

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 →

Wellness tips for writers

Overcoming the Sedentary Lifestyle For an eyeopening experience, every writer should read this article from Hopkin's Medicine detailing how a sedentary lifestyle can destroy your heart health. They call it "Sitting Disease", and writers are particularly at risk. I recommend everybody track their steps, with a fitness tracker, your phone or a simple pedometer. We... Continue Reading →

The Liberated Writer

So much advice always. Photo by Prateek Katyal on Pexels.com I'm not here for that because half the time I'm as clueless as the next girl. What I do know is that writing only gets better with age and use? It's a skill that needs to be exercised. Dobby is a free elf! It's hard... Continue Reading →

Writing Voice Explained For Beginners

You're going to hear about voice a lot. It's this elusive thing that writer's think they will magically just develop, but it's not magic. Not at all. Literarydevices.net says this about voice: When a writer engages personally with a topic, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from... Continue Reading →

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