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7 Habits for Staying Present
How a few small habits have changed my quality of life as a writer
The horror of memory loss
(Plus, why horror protagonists typically lack curiosity)
The dopamine drip of writing by hand
There's a surprising benefit to a slower, more labor-intensive writing method.
What ripping my hair out taught me about writing habits
An unfortunate childhood compulsion ended up being the foundation for my creative practice.
Ray Bradbury on training as a writer
How Ray Bradbury understood writing has as much to do with athletics as with creativity.
Crawling out from under burnout
I'm recovering from a serious case of burnout. Here's what I've learned.
The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
Self-publishing and what it means to be a ‘working’ writer
When the Mind Fights the Body, the Body Wins
Phones, sleep, and the cost of device availability
There's Emotional Risk to Pursuing Our Dreams
There’s an emotional risk to pursuing a calling that we don’t often talk about.
Develop Better Ideas by Going Steady
Develop your ideas into higher-quality pieces with less effort
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