health tips for writers

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10 Ways to Write Faster and Better With Dragon Naturally Speaking

I quickly learned how to be a faster and better writer with Dragon Naturally Speaking; my only regret is I waited so long to use speech recognition software in my work. I was introduced to Dragon Naturally Speaking more than five years ago but I hesitated to invest in it because I didn’t think it would work for me. Boy, was I […]

7 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel for Writers

If you rely on writing – longhand or keyboard – for your livelihood or pleasure, you need to know how to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Writers, don’t set yourself up for unnecessary health issues in the future! The best way to prevent carpal tunnel is to wear a wrist brace regularly, such as the PerfectFit Wrist Support pictured. I wear a wrist […]

How to Use Speech Recognition Software – 5 Tips for Writers

Speech recognition software is one of the best ways to become a more productive and successful writer; these writing tips will get the most from this tool. This post was dictated using Dragon Naturally Speaking, and was contributed by guest writer Sharon Hurley Hall. She is not an affiliate for Dragon Speech Recognition Software, and isn’t trying to sell anything with […]

7 Health Tips for Writers Who Don’t Get Enough Exercise

Unless you write on a walking treadmill, you probably don’t get enough exercise. These health tips are for writers who know that healthy bodies equal healthy minds…and healthy minds increase creativity, productivity, and overall happiness. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.” […]

5 Fitness Tips for Writers

Physically and emotionally healthy writers are happy writers (creative, productive, and resilient). These five fitness tips for writers range from the unusual to the simple — and all but one are tested by moi. I can’t stress it enough: the healthier and happier you are as a writer, the easier it’ll be to flow with the ups and downs of freelance writing, […]

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for Writers

Repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the repetitive motion of typing on a keyboard. Writers, bloggers, anyone who uses a computer every day — if you recognize the symptoms of carpal tunnel, you can (and should!) prevent it. Here’s one way to avoid carpal tunnel for writers and bloggers: if you daydream, think, write, or blog in your head, don’t […]