13 Ways to Maximize Your Writing Pleasure
For me, the worst part is the first draft, which is always somewhat of a slog. I love it and dread it at the same time. It’s like running a marathon when you’ve forgotten how to run. But you haven’t really, you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Bird by bird.
When I remember this, the writing is not quite so hard. And I am reminded that writing is not all angst and adverbs. Sometimes it’s actually—dare I say it—fun. There are undeniable pleasures, however fleeting or abstruse or just plain unfathomable to Other People (non-writers) they may be. Keeping them in mind can help us enjoy the writing process more, even on those days when we struggle to make our word count.
The next time you sit down to write, notice—and applaud!—when you…
10 Writing Lessons We Learned from 2020
Hindsight is 2020. I stole that great line from my son Greg Bergman, Editor-in-Chief for capitalwatch.com. This year was a nightmare, but we did learn a lot—the hard way—about our industry, ourselves, and each other.
A Writer’s Gratitude Journal
This year, finding the silver lining in what often seems like an endless sky crowded with darkening clouds may be difficult, but as writers we are blessed in many ways. Just being a writer is in and of itself a blessing. Holding on to that understanding can be tough...
Namastay at My Computer
Yoga and writing are my practices, and each informs the other.
The Art of Gifting Books
Books make the best gifts. And giving books is good reading for the receiver, good business for the industry, and good karma for the giver.
The Year of Giving and Receiving (Okay, Mostly Receiving)
Late last year, fresh off my yoga teacher training and full of good intentions, I decided to declare 2012 The Year of Giving. I would give something away every day for a year—and blog about it.
The universe rewarded my hubris promptly.
Embrace the Open Window
All you really need to know you can learn from Maria von Trapp and John Irving.
Breathe through Your Superbowl Stress
Watching the Superbowl can be a nerve-racking ordeal. Here’s a little half-time breathing exercise to go with your chips, dip, and Bud Lite.
Breathing Upside Down
Sometimes, being upside down is just where you need to be.
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