Archive | July, 2017

What Kind of Meditation Do Writers Need?


Based on the secondary research I’ve done and personal experience, I know meditation is good, in a whole slew of ways, for our brains including enhancing creativity. Clearly, it matters that writers meditate. It didn’t occur to me that how we meditate might also matter. Research by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato’s demonstrates that different kinds […]

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Do Writers Need to Keep Our Butts in the Chair?


In 1937, Sinclair Lewis shared his version of an often repeated and often reworded bit of writerly wisdom: And as the recipe for writing, all writing, I remember no high-flown counsel but always and only Mary Heaton Vorse’s jibe, delivered to a bunch of young and mostly incompetent hopefuls back in 1911: ‘The art of […]

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Would You Rather have Writer’s Block or Insomnia?


Insomnia: the frustrating and painful condition of wanting and needing to change your state of consciousness and being unable to do so. Writer’s Block: the frustrating and painful condition of wanting and needing to change your state of consciousness and being unable to do so. In both insomnia and writer’s block, you can’t make the […]

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How to Stop Giving Up Your Writing Time: Guest Post by Colleen M. Story


I found a new source of writing inspiration on Twitter’s MondayBlogs.  I particularly love it when I see a post from Colleen M. Story’s Writing and Wellness blog. And I kinda hate it because as I read Colleen’s post, I keep thinking “Exactly. This is so true. I should have written this.” Then I realize […]

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