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Do writers have more mental illness?

Yes, according to a new study: “Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people. Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar … Continue reading

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How do you blow off steam?

GOOD QUESTION! HOW NOT to Blow Off Steam: Yell at others, or otherwise blame them for your own unhappiness. Drink too much liquor and/or smoke too much…OR drive too fast or badly, especially at night or when you’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Get out of your mind, and into the world!

As a writer, I know I can tend to hibernate in my head.  I don’t know if it’s genetic or my upbringing, but I am one of those people who feels stuck in my mind at times.  Yesterday I began … Continue reading

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Do you regularly lose your confidence as a writer?

I know I do.  I’ll be going along just fine for a while, believing what I do is useful and meaningful.  And then one day, out of the blue, I’ll suddenly decide, “This is crazy!  What am I doing here?” … Continue reading

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