3 Self-Care Tips for Writers by Zhanna Hamilton – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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3 Self-Care Tips for Writers

As a writer, self-care is just as important as improving your craft. Here, I list three essential tips for taking care of yourself while on your writing journey.

Don’t Compare

Someone might be an award-winning author with a large fanbase. Another might be writing their seventh novel. A different writer could have just sold their first screenplay.

None of these writers have anything to do with you.

Their success does not take away from your future success. In fact, every time a writer wins, they show what’s possible for you, too. There’s no need to compare your journey to others since they are on a different path. Trust the divine timing of your life.

Move Your Body

As writers, we sit around a lot. We sit at our desks. We sit in cafes. We sit whenever we are ready to write.

That’s a lot of sitting, isn’t it?

While exercise takes us away from our work, it will help us become better in the long run. Don’t skip it!

Healthy body + healthy mind = better writing.

Focus On the Craft

It’s not about you. The faster you realize this, the faster you can take the ego out of the process and concentrate on perfecting your craft. Get curious about how good you can get at writing and then put in the work. With a focus on mastering the craft instead of questioning if you’re good enough, you’ll naturally advance over time.

I hope these tips help you improve and enjoy the writing process a bit more.

A former human turned military spy bot escapes the oppressive Solar Government, leaving behind a secret that turns order into chaos. Now, she’s being hunted.

Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That (Short Story 4 of The Blank Series):

An unexpected visit from sex bots turns into a secret mission with deadly consequences

Enjoy an Excerpt

Arlo read a large sign passing by on the boulevard.

KILL ALL BOTS!

“What the hell is Razor doing?”

“She’ll be fine. She does it all the time.”

“Does what all the time? Never mind. Don’t tell me. We have to stop her.”

Zen crossed her legs, tapped the console with long, golden nails and stared past the protest.

“You stop her.”

He watched Razor lift a helmet off the ground and put it on, pumping her fist as she walked into the chanting crowd.

“I can’t be in a protest, Zen. I have a career to protect.”

“Sounds inconvenient.”

“Don’t we have somewhere to be?”

“And we’ll get there.”

“This is ridiculous,” he said, stepping out of the pod. He tried to spot her. Nothing but angry strangers. Walking towards the crowd, he felt the electric energy of frustration.

“PEOPLE OVER BOTS! PEOPLE OVER BOTS!”

He stood at the edge of the moving spectacle and scanned for Razor.

Against the grain of the crowd, he spotted the oversized biker’s helmet with flowing blonde locks extending beyond the edges. She grabbed a bat off the ground near a closed psychedelics store.

“Razor, no!” he yelled, his voice drowned by the raging chorus.

About the Author: Zhanna Hamilton is a science fiction writer and the creator of The Blank Series. In May 2019, she released the first installment of the scifi series on Wattpad, “Blank: Begin Again,” which has been named in the top 100 list of femme fatale stories and chosen as an “Undiscovered Stories” Wattpad Pick on the independent storytelling platform–home to 90 million readers worldwide. Readers and future readers can follow Hamilton on Twitter.

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