Month: March 2017

How to Overcome Depression

Many writers struggle with depression, and today’s guest, Harrish Sairaman talks about ways to overcome it. Depression can be a potentially serious medical illness that negatively affects the way you feel, think, or act. Anybody can be affected by depression irrespective of age and surprisingly in today’s world, even youngsters are a victim of this. When one is depressed, he or she feels low and sad and will have no interest in any activity. Depression leads to emotional and physical problems. In extreme cases, it leads to suicides and hence needs to be understood, prevented and healed well. Some symptoms of depression  Feeling sad or having a gloomy mood. Loss of interest in daily activities and getting distracted. Loss of appetite and sudden weight loss without dieting. Sleeping disorder and excessive negative thoughts. Feeling exhausted and fatigue on a consistent basis Feeling guilty, insignificant and worthless and sometimes even without specific reasons Increase in distracted activities like speaking to the mirror, listening sad songs. Increase in thoughts of committing suicide for peace. These are some of the major indications that you are suffering from depression and you need to get back the control over yourself and overcome depression. How To Over Depression – Accept Your Depression – The first challenge is to identify the depression. Don’t get labeled that it is all in your head and there is no way...

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Business 101 for Writers: Production Part 2: How to Write More

We ended the last post on a cliffhanger, something you should always do to yourself. I mean, it is great advice to write some words. If you are going to have a writing based product to sell, you need to have something written. However, the first step in production is where writers often get tripped up. They get caught up in the business side, especially when they first become stoked about writing for a living, and they get so busy creating an author platform, getting their website ready, and being sucked into social media (Oy!) that they neglect the...

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Business 101 for Writers: Step One Part One: Write some Words

This is the first of a post in a series about writing as a business. If you are not sure why I am sharing this with you, you can go back and read the introduction. So far we have covered that, like any other business, this one has three parts: production, distribution, and marketing. All of these are made up of several different parts, and over the next several weeks we will examine all of them. Part One: Write some Words This is the stage at which you plagiarize the alphabet: you are going to rearrange those 26 letters...

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The First Year: A Marriage of Ideas

When any two people come together in any kind of relationship, you can expect that certain ideas will clash, and others will meld perfectly. As a man I once knew said, “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.” The adage is just as true today as the first time I heard it. If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary. Click To Tweet So I’m not going to tell you a fairy tale here about the first year of marriage. It will not be a tale that will inspire those of you...

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Doing What you Love for Money

It is said that writing is the world’s second oldest profession, and it is just about as respected. From a young age, I was taught that doing what you love was no way to make a living. In some ways, those who dispensed that wisdom were right: writing for a living is hard, and there are seasons where it is less hard, but it is never easy. I was told this despite the fact that many who told me I needed to plan for a “real job” were Christian school teachers, pastors, and others who certainly had not pursued...

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