3 Ways to Beat Impostor Syndrome

Saturday, April 13, 2019

I struggle with impostor syndrome.

On this blog, I work hard to be positive and provide helpful tips for writers. I desire to have an air of expertise to convey authority on the subjects I’m speaking about. Because of this need, I don’t talk about my writing insecurities often, but I deeply struggle with impostor syndrome.

Fountain of Youth

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Julie stands on the desolate sidewalk, staring at her feet. Even though it is midday, the sidewalk is barren, except for Julie who is pondering her life decisions while continuing to stare at her toes. The rattling sound of a trolley car on an abandoned track breaks her from her trance. The trolley cars are only dragged out for an overpaying resident or tourist, “who want the full effect of town,” making them a rare sight. She looks up and squints her eyes to see an old wooden trolley car, covered in cracking paints in various pastels. It clearly has been sitting in a city yard for a while, aging in silence. In the center of the trolley car’s paint job is a fresh sticker proclaiming, “You’re Next!” To Julie’s dismay, the second line says, “Forever Young.”

Do Blue Light Glasses Work? A Writer's Perspective

Saturday, March 30, 2019

I took the plunge two weeks ago and purchased my first pair of blue light blocking glasses on Amazon for $20. The Cyxus blue light glasses had the highest reviews on Amazon, but there was a large disparity between reviews. Either they were life-changing, or ineffective at best. Blue light glasses are all the buzz right now, but I’ve always asked, “Do they really work?” In order to answer this question for myself, I committed to wearing blue light glasses over the course of one week at work and at home.

5 Easy Ways for Writers to Practice Self-Care

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Everyone needs to participate in self-care, including writers. Grinding away on your work-in-progress every day, while also dealing with life can be mentally and physically straining. Since most writers write on the side, I believe it is even more important for us to participate in self-care because we have so much on our shoulders. In this blog post, I’m outlining five easy ways you can practice self-care to keep yourself refreshed and writing.

Being a Woman in 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #balanceforbetter, meant to promote a future where both women and men are equal in professional status, media perception, positions held, and much more. This year for International Women’s Day, I wanted to ponder for a moment what it is like for me to be a woman in 2019.

How to Turn Your Workspace into a Writer's Haven

Saturday, March 2, 2019

I have a confession. My “workspace” since I moved out of my parent house has been the couch. Sure, a lot of people work on the couch, but what makes this more embarrassing is that I have a perfectly fine desk I could work on. Working on the couch has been incredibly distracting for me (due to television, the dog, conversation, etc.), so I wanted to make my own writing/blogging haven that would immediately put me in work mode when I sat at it.

Happy 3rd Birthday to The Writing Addict

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tomorrow on Sunday, February 23rd, The Writing Addict will be three years old. Over the past three years, I have accrued 6,803 page views with 2,326 page views on a single post, 1 donation on Ko-Fi, 77 followers on Instagram, 36 email subscribers, 30 likes on Facebook, and 32 followers on Twitter. I have published 31 blog posts and have 3 free writing resource worksheets.
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