Why You Must Craft Your Own Reality

I almost titled this, “The post in which I get real.” Because here’s the thing: It’s easy to write a post targeting X reader about Y project.  It’s simple to write a cookie-cutter article sharing five steps toward accomplishing Z. Seriously, after 800+ articles and dozens of books, I can do that in my sleep. […]

Slogging It Out: Sometimes You Just Have to Suffer Through It

Last weekend, I competed in a half marathon race. I awoke early that morning, had my typical breakfast of avocado toast and coffee, and donned my racing gear. I gathered my running “fuel” of nutrition blocks and electrolyte drink. With my race number secured to the front left leg of my shorts, I got into […]

10 Reasons Running Makes You a Better Writer

Writers are not known for living healthful lives. Drinking, smoking, working (or partying) into the wee hours of the evening—these are all more typically attributed to writers than strict diets and exercise regimens. But while those qualities might seem sexier than eating veggies and running a 10K, they don’t do much for a writer’s productivity—or […]

Why Writers Should Run

To the many writers who do not find inspiration in running, I ask you: When else can you be so totally and completely disconnected from the mundane of the day-to-day?  When else can you leave behind your cell phone and computer, the compulsion to check e-mails and social networking sites, and the need to make […]