Writer's block is a dreaded malady in the life of many writers. So, what's the best way to overcome it?
We know more about our personal characteristics today than we did when Lewin was around. Perhaps most importantly, we know that your abilities are not fixed in stone. You can improve.
"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." -- Virginia Woolf When I read this quote I felt my shoulders drop and a bi...
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." -- Georgia O'Keeffe ...
One no longer has to be an expert in a field to voice one's opinion. The result is a surplus of articles and blog posts filled with opinions, ideas, and ruminations that range from pointless to profound.
I enjoy watching students stay connected with their friends and classmates in a variety of ways throughout their days, and I don't care if their notes to each other are grammatically correct.
Years ago, a much more experienced writer helped me start thinking about what my time was worth when I was invited to speak somewhere. It's not just the day of the event, she said, if it's only a day.
Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.
Hope C. Clark's latest mystery, Murder on Edisto, uses setting for depth, and it has become her brand to place fiction in a real place. The locals of...
Regardless of whether it's a bad parenting day or a good one, it's the long-term strategy, right? The child you're turning into an adult.
The new year started in a whirlwind. I wrote three essays over the holidays. Two of them got on media outlets of high traffic volume. The third one ...
Helene Pappamarkou, Melena the Leopard Girl, Yagureté or "true carnivorous beast": these names are aliases, and Eleni Sikelianos jumps into each one in her genre-refusing essay-memoir-invention You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek).
You'll often read or hear the advice that writing is basically getting to it, sitting down and doing it, or more elegantly that 'The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.'
The health and fitness industry is filled with unnecessary complexity and thousands of experts sharing conflicting ideas. If there is anything I've learned during 10 years of strength training, it's that mastering the fundamentals is more valuable than worrying about the details.
Once you build the habit of exercise, you can find thousands of ways to improve. Without the habit, every strategy is useless. Build the habit first, worry about the results later.