3 Paths to Holistic Writing

The past two weeks, I have been reading articles on holistic approaches to psychology, martial arts, lifestyle, and medicine. So of course I decided to explore what people said about holistic writing on blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the web in general. I found near silence. So I decided to tackle the idea myself. Holistic comes […]

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Benefits of a Writer’s Support Network

Writing can be a lonely profession. But a writer does not need to be completely alone in his or her efforts. By building connections with people, writers find affirmation, encouragement, challenge, accountability, and grounding. Although a writer can write alone, I believe that a support system greatly increases a writer’s staying power – the ability […]

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Expand Your Writing Routine

A recent car trip severely disrupted my writing routine. At the same time, I read a passage in a writing book that made me question the advantages of a strict writing routine. Routines can help us write when the going is difficult but they can also handicap our productivity when we become dependent on them. […]

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The Tao of Writing

According to legends, Laozi leaves China on his water buffalo. Renard, (2002), p. 16 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A personal confession. I love the Tao te Ching, by Lao Tzu. It isn’t just about the abstract ‘life’, it is about life. As in learning, walking, martial arts, music, and writing. Yes, writing. Here are four examples […]

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5 Ways to Raise Your Word Count Rates

The point of these techniques is to get the words flowing faster and freer and temporarily shut down the inner critic that can slow your flow of words. Prompts. You can start with ones written by someone else but I recommend eventually making your own. When you write your own prompts, the topic is more […]

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A Year in Your Life: Looking Forward

I’m not much of one for big year-end goals. Instead, every time I reach one goal, I set a new one. But I understand why the start of a new year can mean turning over a new leaf.Your writing will improve, decline, or remain is stasis depending on the choices you make this year. Personal […]

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