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Creative Crosstraining (Ep 026)

Fun ways to keep those creative muscles fresh without even breaking a sweat (unless you want to!).

Writing Retreats At Home (Ep 025)

This summer, Sarah did a mini writing retreat at her home. Here’s how she did it, why, and how you can create something similar for yourself. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/)  Until next week, Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com

Social Media for Writers (Ep 024)

Why use social media as a writer? Nicole and Sarah discuss two ways to approach the wild west of FB, Twitter, Instagram and more.

Writing With Depression: Why I Kicked My Daily Morning Writing Ritual (on Purpose)

***This post is part of the Writing with Depression series on this blog. Do you have an experience to share about writing with depression or other mental health issues? Submit a pitch for a guest post here!*** When trying to be a “real” writer (whatever that means), the most common piece of advice is to…
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Writing with Depression MIDDLESODE (Ep 023)

Despite being relatively depression savvy in other areas of my life, it’s taken me a while to recognize the unique ways depression affects my writing. In this week’s middlesode, I share my experience of being a writer who struggles with depression. If that’s you, too, I hope you’ll share your journey! Resources Writing with Depression…
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We’re Back! (Ep 022)

In this episode, Sarah and Nicole talk about their writing summers and share what they’ve recently learned about submitting book proposals and finishing book projects. Plus, a tip and tool about Google Voice. Resources we mention in this episode: Nicole’s new blog series on writing with depression: https://www.nicoleroccas.com/1240-2/ Google Voice: https://voice.google.com Alternatives for people outside…
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“When I write–joy!” Alexander Schmemann on Writing

I’ve recently begun re-reading the Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann (1973-1983). Schmemann, if you haven’t heard of him before, was a highly influential scholar of liturgy and sacramental theology who died in 1983. He wrote from an Eastern Orthodox perspective, though his work is read and loved by Christians of many traditions. His journals, I’d…
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I’m starting a new podcast with my husband!

Have you ever doubted? Do you ever feel like you’re leading a double life, split between the faithful pilgrim in the pews, and the burned-out, faithless failure who secretly wonders if God is even there? If the answer is yes, you might enjoy the podcast my husband and I are launching with Ancient Faith Radio.…
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5 Audible Books that Put Me to Sleep (in a Good Way)

When I got married five years ago, I dreaded being unable to sleep in the same bed as someone else. I’m a light sleeper and growing up, the only way I could fall asleep was with a huge box fan right next to my bed for the white noise. I’d long since weaned myself off…
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Writing with Depression: A New Series on This Blog

One of the major themes of this blog and the Writing on Wednesday Podcast is the pursuit of a happy, healthier (writing) life. If I’m honest, a sizable personal challenge on that front is depression–not the severe, debilitating kind, thank God, but the kind that creeps up imperceptibly, gradually making a balanced, energizing sense of…
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