8 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Writers

Some of you might be wondering why I’ve decided to write a post for writers on how to stay healthy. I realize that nearly everyone knows basic guidelines for staying healthy (it’s mostly just a matter of ignoring temptation), so why can’t writers just do the same thing? Glad you asked! I am armed and ready with an answer to this question.

If you’re a writer, or know writers, you’ll understand that such a life is very sedentary. We read, write, edit, brainstorm, and do everything else writing related while sitting down and/or hunched over a notebook or screen. This is because everything we do writing related, whether getting inspiration or actually doing the art, either comes from or goes on a piece of paper or a blank document. To sum it up, writing is definitely not an active activity, if you haven’t already noticed.

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Writing Tips for NaNoWriMo

*sings* It’s the most craziest tiiiiime— of the year.

You say it’s too early to be singing parodies of Christmas songs, but the Santa Claus decor has been out for a while. I’ll sing all I want.

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Advice and Encouragement from Your Favorite Characters

Sometimes writer’s block seems to be getting the best of you and you feel like you need to actually hit your head on an actual block. But never fear! Encouragement is not far … just read a little further down. Sometimes it can be even more motivating coming from your favorite characters than from yourself …

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The Writer’s Wish List: The Aspirations of Writers DEBUNKED

It is embedded in the origins of humanity for all full-functioning, self-ambitious human beings to wish for things. Trends in relevant statistics reveal that human beings wish for things such as vacations, game or theater tickets, snow, money, certain relationships, etc. This goes for a wide majority of the world’s population, despite differences in personality, status, or well-being. But writers? Well, sometimes the things these totally normal people wish for fall into three general adjectival Categories, listed below:

  • Deeply unusual and questionable
  • Seen as bizarre and ridiculous to everyone except themselves
  • Are either impossible or never could happen.

If you happen to have a friend who is a writer and have had to restrain yourself from taking him to the nearest psychologist, The Writer’s Wish List is for you. Its sole purpose is to finally reveal and explain the deepest wishes of these odd and scatterbrained, yet thoughtful and imaginative people we know as “writers.”

Ladies and Gents … The Writer’s Wish List.

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A Strong Theme: Your Story Has One

Writers can express what they believe through words. Words have the power to encourage, inspire, give hope, change someone’s mind, make people think again about themselves, other people, the world, the meaning of life. Words have power to make the world beautiful, and if we use those words right, we can. A Strong Theme Your Story Has One  Tea with TumnusRead More »

Inspiration: Using Images as Writing Prompts

“Actions speak louder than words.” I’m sure we’ve all heard that phrase before. However, today I’m going to switch some words out to get: “Pictures speak louder than words.” As writers, anything can pique our curiosity, spark some inspiration, and get our minds whirring. Our observations don’t only cause us to think, “Oh, that’s odd and interesting,” but will also make us wonder, “Hey, what a good story/character idea.” These little sparks of inspiration just come from life experience, but good story starters, character ideas, and dialogue bits can also come from pictures … any pictures.

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