5 Tips for Writers Limited by a Chronic Illness

Writers with chronic illnesses, whether that’s fibromyalgia, mental health issues, ALS, multiple sclerosis, etc., often feel like we are seriously limited in our ability to produce quality work. Here are five tips to help you do what you can without using up all of your spoons.

NaNoWriMo is Hard

Writing every day is a great way to get words on the page that you can fine tune later. Since November 1 I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo, the acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Since I’m working on my science memoir, it’s probably more accurate to call what I’m doing NaMeWriMo. The idea is that…

Gardening as Editing

There’s a Dutch landscape designer whose work I really admire. Piet Oudolf has been creating lush garden landscapes for over 35 years. His goal is to create gardens that look wild even though they aren’t, as they use perennial grasses and flowers that may or may not be native to a particular area. His trick…

Writing a Book (Part 2)

The past few months have been pretty busy. Then suddenly it all stopped, with the exception of one book review for Science. As I wrote last week, I’d been having a ‘high’ mood, so I was able to juggle a couple of deadlines and projects. But, as always happens after a high, I’ve now fallen…