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When you work long hours at a desk, it can be more than uncomfortable. It can be downright painful. Hunching forward to see your screen better... always looking down at your monitor... simply sitting too long. None of that is good for you. And it used to leave me with...read more
I’ve made it no secret that 2017 has been a crappy year for me. Some of that’s work-related, though work has been more affected by problems I’m dealing with rather than causing them. Focus has been hard to come by, and motivation even more so. But that doesn’t mean I...read more
Review of Peter Bowerman's Well-Fed Craft: The Fast Track to Marketing-Writing Mastery June 2017 Update! Peter Bowerman's Well-Fed Craft has re-opened to students looking to improve their commercial writing skills, tackle new types of freelance writing...read more
In all the years I’ve worked with fellow writers, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard colleagues just like you say you struggle with the lack of paid sick time and paid vacations you’d get from an employer. We’ve talked about this here before, but I want to...read more
"Everything is a choice." That's what I told a fellow writer yesterday when he said he'd been feeling a bit stuck. More specifically, he said he felt like he had an "inability" to write recently. I pointed out it wasn't an inability so much as an unwillingness to do...read more
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