These Boots were Made for Talking – Writing via Dictation

For the most part, writing is something that happens when we’re sitting still. Maybe if you’ve converted to a standing or treadmill desk, you’ve counteracted that a bit. Even then, though, you’re locked in to that one spot in your house, office, or coffee shop (don’t take your treadmill into […]

Write Strong Guest Post: Fantastically Fit

by Molly Tanzer I’ve always hated cardio. So why, this summer, did I train for (and complete) my first triathlon? My fitness (and philosophical) nonpareil is Conan the Cimmerian. That guy is strong. And tough, and nimble, and flexible. Even better, to my mind at least: he maintains his level […]

Pick Your Poison – Alcohol, Fitness, and the Writer

*Cough* Aside from what the title might suggest, this post isn’t intended to be a sermon against drinking or anything of the sort. Let’s say it straight: There’s nothing inherently bad, wrong, evil, wicked (hey look! a thesaurus!) about alcohol and drinking it. There is a long-standing cliché or tradition […]

Muscle Through It – An Argument for Strength Training

You’ve likely heard writing be referred to as a muscle at some point or another. In order to get stronger as a writer, you’ve got to exercise that skill. You’ve got to lift heavy vocabulary and endure long enough to get to the end of a story. Like a muscle, […]

One Size Doesn’t Fit You Forever – Adjusting Your Fitness Parameters & Goals

Have you ever gone back to a story you wrote a year ago, maybe five years ago, and cringed because you can now see some of the errors or poor technique you didn’t catch back then? As writers, we’re (hopefully!) constantly learning, growing, and honing our craft. It doesn’t mean […]