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Micro-Roasted Writing: 3 Mindful Writing Tips to Move Beyond Writer's Block

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

You can also use these writing techniques to identify your passion and purpose because all of these writing strategies are meta-cognitive in nature, which is a big fancy word that means you call attention to your thoughts and think about your own thinking.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

Smashing Through the Writer's Block

Laura M. Artis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Books
Laura M. Artis

Just as you start getting into the swing of things, daydream of marrying words into paper forever at your leisure -somewhere on a remote beach -- suddenly, you run into the Armageddon of all problems -- writer's block.

If Only I Could Find the Time to Write

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

If you want to be an actual writer that puts words down on the page, you may need to change how you look writing and make choices to do it. It isn't the forces of the world that conspire against your time for writing -- it's your own way of approaching the world.

How Being a Writer is Like Being a Parent

Abby Heugel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Abby Heugel

Most people I know do have kids, so it's not like I'm a stranger to the toils and troubles that most parents face. Given what they say on a regular basis, I realized that being a writer isn't all that different from being a parent at times.

Actually Useful Tips for Becoming a Writer

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Ashley Hardaway

"How did you become a writer?" The first time I was asked this, I felt like a fraud. I too, have asked this question.

Wrestling With the Wrath of Writer's Block

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Staring at a blank page and not having the words flow the way they did last week, or even yesterday, is every writer's nightmare. To help out, I tracked down willing writers of various genres who have faced the plague of writer's block, and who were willing to share their cures or tips for preventative maintenance.

How Long Does a Novel Take to Write?

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I binged this past weekend. Not on reality TV or chocolate or martinis, but on writing. I booked a cheap off-season condo in Maine and wrote 17,822 words.

How Writing For The TV Show Community Cured Me

Andy Bobrow | Posted 07.19.2014 | TV
Andy Bobrow

This is something I have never talked about publicly. Five years ago, shortly after my beautiful daughter's third birthday, I was diagnosed with advanced SWS -- Shit Writing Syndrome.

A Rabbinic Take on 'Limitless'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

I thought it would be wonderful to be able to take a pill and suddenly become an analytical savant. I did not do this, but Eddie Morra in the intense drama Limitless does.

Sue Monk Kidd Shares Her Trick To Overcome Writer's Block

OWN | Posted 04.16.2014 | OWN

Sue Monk Kidd's decades-long writing career has produced a host of bestselling books, from the literary phenomenon The Secret Life of Bees to the late...

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

Need To Overcome Writer's Block? There's An App For That

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Oftentimes, being constantly distracted by emails, tweets, updates and alerts can take a toll on our creative thinking. But as distracting as technolo...

How to Keep Your Writing Warm When You Can't Write

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Unfortunately, a writing retreat, there's always the letdown. You come back and family life is the same exhilarating, exhausting Bermuda Triangle it always is. And there your bag sits with those fresh pages of your novel, untouched, as mine has been for the past four days since coming home.

How I Overcame A Bad Case Of Writer's Block

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 04.16.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

Now, I can see how competitive the application process is. If I would have spent winter break doing something else rather than college applications, then I am sure I would have been lagging behind in the race to get to college

Always on My Mind

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

The loss of a good idea is like losing a good woman. Ideas come to me in fleeting moments. Sometimes it's when I am in a compact subway car with a rank odor floating around.

9 Ideas to Break Through Blogger's Block

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Consider creating a few writing rituals. Rituals can help you set the mood. They help you turn your writing brain on and everything else off. Great rituals range from a cup of coffee and an outline to meditation or a quick walk around the block.

Bryan Cranston Made A Movie With A Production Assistant

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Many of us are sad that one of the greatest television shows ever, "Breaking Bad," (at least we have "Better Call Saul" to look forward to) is over. O...

Why I Wish I Had Writer's Block

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Evelyn Lauer

Sometimes writer's block is not you in front of the page and nothing comes out; it's you never in front of page because life takes over. It's breastfeeding and potty training, driving one kid to music class and the other to swim lessons.

New Year's Eve: Stay Home and Watch the Ball Drop, or Go Out and Watch My Mouth?

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

As I see it, I have three choices: Follow up on that query letter to Saint Nick, cancel our plans to attend a party or get crying, cursing and cobbling.

The Nightmare of a New Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Once I barge past that initial feeling of immobilization, the writing assumes its own energy. Many things emerge. They seem to come from some deep mental recess. The experience can seem like a mystifying, dreamlike process, or even a strange form of magic.

Effects and Remedies for Scatterbrain Creativity

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Like a fantastic dream you don't want to awake from, you want the floodgates of genius to flow for as long as possible. Here are five easy tips to sustain the flow when it arrives.

19 Tips to Keep Your Writing Career in High Gear

Tom Lowery | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Anyone who's a writer will tell you it does have advantages but can be tough. For many, the challenges are nearly insurmountable. Whether an author of books, articles or a blog, the best of us embrace those challenges and allow them to shape us.

Writer's Block: When Life Gets in the Way of Inspiration

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Where do these dry spells come from? Why can they take days or weeks or months to pass? Does everyone suffer from them? Many writers do, and I always enjoy reading how successful writers deal with the ugly monster of perfectionism or when the creative well dries up. How do you write when life gets in the way of inspiration?

The REAL Reason You Have Writer's Block

Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We've all been there: Staring at a blinking cursor on a bright white screen, your brain as blank as the Word document in front of you. Creativity can ...