Tips for Writers Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

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If you’re caught in the endless cycle of being extremely particular about your work, but also don’t have the energy to perfect it, here are a few adjustments you can make to smooth out the process. An article I wrote for the Write or Die Tribe:

https://www.writeordietribe.com/writers-craft/tips-for-writers-struggling-with-anxiety-and-depression

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Poets That Inspire Me to Write

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Poetry has grown and adapted to take several forms over the years, whether it’s poetry from a century ago that you’d dissect in your high school English class or slam poetry that’s plastering social media in 2019. I combined the most inspiring poets from all realms in this piece for the Write or Die Tribe:

https://www.writeordietribe.com/poetry/poets-that-inspire-me-to-write

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10 Writing Exercises to Help Your Creativity Flow

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On the days you’re struggling to put ink on your paper or your fingers to the keyboard, try following these 10 writing exercises to help your creativity flow. A listicle I created for the Write or Die Tribe:

https://www.writeordietribe.com/writers-craft/ten-writing-exercises-to-help-your-creative-flow

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Aftermath

Poetry

A friend, a daughter, a sister.

She grinned ear to ear until she was alone–her danger zone.

Where she collected beer tabs and hid empty prescription bottles under the bed.

What was spinning in her head? I question.

All I know is that the signs felt like pinches

until they slapped me in the face.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention:

  • Ten people will lose their lives today by suicide in Canada.
  • In 2016, there were 3,926 suicides in Canada.
  • Men are three times more likely to die by suicide, although women are three times more likely to try.
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One Night

Poetry

L i s t e n.

Your scent wafts too many regrets for my heart to possibly grip…

but I know how to cure this:

we’ll lock ourselves away for a night

and I’ll inhale your sweet smell like it’s the only oxygen here.

These walls hold no boundaries.

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