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Me and My Office

Kathy Radigan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I not only love my corner of the world, I need it. A place that's all mine and where I can not only remember the woman I was before I became a mom, I can work on the woman that I will be after my kids leave the nest.

Do You Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

Do something that inspires you. Do something that makes you feel relaxed and content. Do something that makes you feel challenged and just a bit scared, in a thrilling sort of way.

Is Writer's Block Really So Bad? No, and Here's Why

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Writer's block is the dreaded mental stumbling block many authors have come to fear. You know, the awful feeling you have when your usually prolific talent with words hits a verbal roadblock?

Writing Saved My Life

William Kenower | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Sitting down every day and asking yourself what you care about most and what you would most like to share with the world becomes a ritual of finding meaning in a life that sometimes appears meaningless.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can choose this.

The Joyful Pain of the Creative Life

Barry Kibrick | Posted 08.22.2015 | Education
Barry Kibrick

Although we have much in common with the rest of the animal kingdom one of the key things that separate us is our creativity.

Halo and Horns: Exploring My Mother's Legacy

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Mother ceaselessly sought to mentally destroy me as a prepubescent, because I was the outlet most handy and available to absorb the pain of her losses and dereliction.

Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.

What It Feels Like To Be Part Of The First U.S. Generation Worse Off Than Their Parents

Culture-ist | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Culture-ist

I kiss my dog, who nudges me back into a normal position. I stare at him on the floor and think I'd be fine living in a shack as long as my family was with me. There are people who have it far worse off than I, and I can't allow myself to continue complaining.

Jeffrey Goldberg's Assault on Free Speech

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
Chaker Khazaal

Let me be clear, I have no sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood and would never cast a vote in their favor. However, labeling the Arabic HuffPost as a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood is not only patently false, it is an attempt to constrain free speech that endangers journalists who are already suffering for simply reporting facts, or their insight, on Arab issues.

A Letter to Creatives Not Creating

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Erin Lindstrom

Darling, you're an artist. Yup. You are. Even if you're not writing/painting/photographing right this minute. It's in you. Like it or not, you wer...

What I Learned When I Self-Published My Book

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Books
Lisa Marie Wilson

My whole point of writing, Traveling Daisy, was to help others through cancer. I drank a glass of wine and thought of the people afflicted with cancer that I could share my tips and advice to.

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Writer

Laura Munson | Posted 08.08.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter is a trending hashtag on the internet and one which Jodi Picoult, Amy Tan and others are having fun with...so I thought I'd chime in. After three decades of living the writer's life, I have many more than ten juicy possibilities for this list. But here is my all-time personal favorite.

How to Start Before You're Ready

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Conventional wisdom tells us that to know where we want to go and how to get there, we must first understand where we are. We must love ourselves before we can properly love others. We need to take care of ourselves before we can provide for anyone else.

Writing and Publishing a Novel in 589 Easy Steps

Andy Kutler | Posted 08.05.2015 | Books
Andy Kutler

I wrote a novel. It has been months now since I signed my first publishing contract, and I'm still struggling to process the meaning of those four words. Writing this book has taken a personal toll. Still, I am certain all of that personal sacrifice was worth it.

#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter Is Funny, But Also Good Etiquette

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Twitter: Worst thing that’s ever happened to civilization, or the very worst thing that’s ever happened to civilization? Just kidding. Des...

Learning to Write in Hemingway's Spain

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Jane Cutler Yepez

In an attempt to heal my broken heart, I cast about for ways to fill the empty days that had once been spent with a beloved companion. I searched for activities that were meaningful, or at least distracting.

13 Pretty "Shimmer-Words" to Make You Sound Cooler

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Lulu Salavegsen

The only thing that creates a similar eruption of discovery-joy and elation to my finding a book that finds me and the excitement and anticipation to read it is...

The Addict's Hustle

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

I always knew about the addict's hustle. "Just lend me a fiver and I'll give it back tomorrow." Or "I need a place to stay just for a day or so." Or "I'm going clean tomorrow if you just..." However, what I never knew until today was how addicts are hustled.

John Amen Talks Poetry vs. Prose

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

John Amen is the author of five collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris), and, most recently, strange theater.

Beloved Historical Fiction Author E.L. Doctorow Dead At 84

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its ...

Guess What Else Hemingway Didn't Say?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

It must be wonderful to be dead and keep writing. I guess when you're a genius, nothing can stop you.

To Live With Intention, Don't Take Dictation

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

If you haven't already, start today. Don't ask someone else any questions. Just ask yourself, and agree to take on the work required to create your own process for living life with intention.