Column by Jay Wilburn March 3, 2022
Writers are a notoriously sedentary bunch with a long tradition of unhealthy choices. Here are a few exercises and diet tips with low points of entry to help you get healthy.
Column by Peter Derk January 4, 2022
We're going to make it through this pandemic. But will the library?
Column by Jay Wilburn July 5, 2021
As a kidney transplant patient, Jay Wilburn is immunocompromised. This impacted his life during the pandemic and impacts his decision about returning to live events.
Column by Peter Derk
You didn't finish your novel during the most locked down, least social point in modern history? Join the club.
Column by Christoph Paul June 17, 2020
This started as a column about weight loss through the Noom App and how it relates to writing, but I kept thinking about the cops killing innocent people...
Column by John Skipp May 25, 2020
Enjoy these COVID stories from Skipp, all bundled together using the ABC model. May they inspire you to construct your own.
Column by Karis Rogerson April 28, 2020
Writer Karis Rogerson answers a pressing question she's often asked: why share openly, through writing, about her mental illness?
Column by Peter Derk February 27, 2020
In which our columnist plays dad and says, "Lights out!"
Column by Autumn Christian January 16, 2020
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.
Column by Annie Neugebauer
At the computer all day errday? You're probably feeling the effects in your neck, shoulders, wrists, butt, and eyes. Here are some simple tips to help ease (and prevent) the ache.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky
An old friend of the site needs our help.
Column by BH Shepherd May 31, 2017
What a severe head injury can teach you about reading.
Column by Keith Rawson
Hack Dad gets all whiny and complain-y about life not going how he wants it to.
Column by Michael David Wilson April 19, 2017
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.
Column by Riki Cleveland
If you’ve ever found yourself unable to create in the bleakest of times, here are several ways to find your love for writing once again.
News by Raine Winters
Proof that writing can benefit a noble cause.
Column by Peter Derk January 25, 2016
Writing gave me hemorrhoids. Don't let it happen to you.
Column by Jessica Meddows April 17, 2015
Sitting at your desk, hunched over your keyboard is one of the worst things for your body, and one of the occupational hazards of being a writer. Read the exercises you should be doing to help this.
News by Peter Derk April 7, 2015
Would you rather eat off a toilet seat or a plate of pens?
News by Rob Hart February 10, 2015
Here's one of Amazons reviews: "As a carpenter who specializes in itty bitty coffins I can't say enough good things about this book, my customer base has been growing at an epidemic rate!"
News by Peter Derk December 23, 2014
Tablets, smartphones, and colorectal cancer. Sleep tight.
Column by Ed Sikov August 11, 2014
Illness is a great subject for literature; it's surprising there aren't more disease novels.
News by Nathan Scalia December 19, 2013
University student Kirsty Ashman's severe dust allergy puts her life at risk whenever she opens a book.
Column by Kimberly Turner July 15, 2013
From ten-month-long sleep sessions to extreme vanity and homicidal jealousy, these seven horrifying medical conditions show us just how tough some of literature's favorite characters had it.