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Just Write Some Words, You’ll Feel Better: Writing as a Practice

“Just write some words, you’ll feel better,” said no normal person ever. A writer, however,¬†says this. Specifically, I’m saying this to myself right now. I’m alone tonight. My son is with his dad. It’s just me and the cat. I have no reason to not write. At least no good reason. So even though I’m…

Having a Writing Lifestyle is More like a Relationship, Not a Hookup

Having a writing lifestyle takes commitment, effort, practice, and ownership. For all these reasons, it’s like a relationship. Or at the very least, it’s like any other lifestyle decision: establishing a workout routine; changing to gluten-free; joining a club or organization; introducing mindfulness to each day. I’m defining lifestyle as: a way of life or…