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The Embodied Writer: How to get physically healthy in a sedentary desk job

As writers, we can often feel like heads on sticks. Our focus is on the mental world, where the cognitive tussles of structure, logic, and creativity take priority, and the body is easily forgotten. Yet as writing is such a desk-based, sedentary pursuit, it’s vital that to stay healthy we become more embodied in our writing practice. But how to do this, when it seems that the very conditions of our occupation limit our opportunities for physical movement?

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How to Quickly and Easily Outline Your Writing

In my previous post, I discussed how to craft a thesis statement. If you have yours to hand, get it out—you’ll need it for your outline. If you haven’t written one yet, reread the previous post and write one. Once you have a thesis, you’re ready to outline. Before I continue, I should confess that… Continue reading How to Quickly and Easily Outline Your Writing