Writing with Chronic Pain

Column by Megan J. Kaleita
What to do when your body doesn't give a shit about deadlines.

High Impact Exercises and Low Effort Diet Hacks for Busy Authors

Column by Jay Wilburn March 3, 2022
Writers are a notoriously sedentary bunch with a long tradition of unhealthy choices. Here are a few exercises and diet tips with low points of entry to help you get healthy.

Will Libraries Ever Recover From COVID?

Column by Peter Derk January 4, 2022
We're going to make it through this pandemic. But will the library?

Returning to Live Events as an Immunocompromised Person

Column by Jay Wilburn July 5, 2021
As a kidney transplant patient, Jay Wilburn is immunocompromised. This impacted his life during the pandemic and impacts his decision about returning to live events.

Why You Didn't Finish Your Novel During COVID

Column by Peter Derk April 22, 2021
You didn't finish your novel during the most locked down, least social point in modern history? Join the club.

Writing, Weight Loss, and Cops

Column by Christoph Paul June 17, 2020
This started as a column about weight loss through the Noom App and how it relates to writing, but I kept thinking about the cops killing innocent people...

Skipp's Self-Isolating ABC’S of the COVID-19 (Stage One)

Column by John Skipp May 25, 2020
Enjoy these COVID stories from Skipp, all bundled together using the ABC model. May they inspire you to construct your own.

Why I Write My Mental Illness into My Non-Fiction

Column by Karis Rogerson April 28, 2020
Writer Karis Rogerson answers a pressing question she's often asked: why share openly, through writing, about her mental illness?

How Late Nights Are Killing You and Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk February 27, 2020
In which our columnist plays dad and says, "Lights out!"

How To Recover From Writer Burnout

Column by Autumn Christian January 16, 2020
Feeling sick, stressed, anxious, and dry when it comes to your writing life? Everyone can suffer from burnout. Here's how to get back on track.

Crick in Your Neck? Tips and Stretches to Combat the Writing Life

Column by Annie Neugebauer
At the computer all day errday? You're probably feeling the effects in your neck, shoulders, wrists, butt, and eyes. Here are some simple tips to help ease (and prevent) the ache.

Temporary Illiteracy: Life Without Books

Column by BH Shepherd May 31, 2017
What a severe head injury can teach you about reading.

Hack Dad’s No Good Very Bad Day

Column by Keith Rawson May 24, 2017
Hack Dad gets all whiny and complain-y about life not going how he wants it to.

17 Recommended Podcasts To Help You Improve As A Writer and Human Being

Column by Michael David Wilson April 19, 2017
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.

How to Write When the Going Gets Tough

Column by Riki Cleveland February 21, 2017
If you’ve ever found yourself unable to create in the bleakest of times, here are several ways to find your love for writing once again.
John Grisham Gives Away New Book for Free

John Grisham Gives Away New Book for Free

News by Raine Winters February 25, 2016
Proof that writing can benefit a noble cause.

Writing Gave Me Hemorrhoids

Column by Peter Derk January 25, 2016
Writing gave me hemorrhoids. Don't let it happen to you.

Exercises All Writers Need To Do

Column by Jessica Meddows April 17, 2015
Sitting at your desk, hunched over your keyboard is one of the worst things for your body, and one of the occupational hazards of being a writer. Read the exercises you should be doing to help this.
The Pen That Fights Flu?

The Pen That Fights Flu?

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2015
Would you rather eat off a toilet seat or a plate of pens?
Amazon, Anti-Vaxx, Barnes & Noble, Censorship, News, Self-publishing

Self-Published Book About Not Vaccinating Kids Trolled Hard By Amazon Reviewers

News by Rob Hart February 10, 2015
Here's one of Amazons reviews: "As a carpenter who specializes in itty bitty coffins I can't say enough good things about this book, my customer base has been growing at an epidemic rate!"
eBooks, Sleep, and the Threat To Your Rectum

eBooks, Sleep, and the Threat To Your Rectum

News by Peter Derk December 23, 2014
Tablets, smartphones, and colorectal cancer. Sleep tight.

You Make Me Sick: 5 Novels About Disease

Column by Ed Sikov August 11, 2014
Illness is a great subject for literature; it's surprising there aren't more disease novels.
Fatal Allergy Prevents Student From Finishing University

Mightier Than The Sword: Fatal Allergy Prevents Student From Finishing University

News by Nathan Scalia December 19, 2013
University student Kirsty Ashman's severe dust allergy puts her life at risk whenever she opens a book.

7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

Column by Kimberly Turner July 15, 2013
From ten-month-long sleep sessions to extreme vanity and homicidal jealousy, these seven horrifying medical conditions show us just how tough some of literature's favorite characters had it.