11 Charming Photographs of Famous Authors

We know them for their books, which have offered us glimpses into their lives, veiled it is true behind the fine fabrics of their fiction. And we know them through their biographies, too. But sometimes a photograph is worth indeed a thousand words… From Tolstoy to Hemigway, the lives of wonderful writers have been captured in memorable photographs…

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How to Write Standing Up and Why You Should Do It

Ernest Hemingway Writing Standing Up
Ernest Hemingway Writing Standing Up

Did you know that sitting for more than four hours every day increases your risk of suffering from a chronic disease and reduces your life expectancy*? Now that’s alarming considering how glued we are to our desks and computers, to restaurants, cafes, and pubs, to cars and buses and couches. Writers are especially at risk of sitting too much. Whether we type or handwrite, we usually work at a desk or table, and whether we create or revise, we can lose the notion of time for hours on end. I certainly do. Now, getting up every once in a while and doing some stretching, some bouncing, or at least some moving about the house does help, but what is even more healthy and effective is writing standing up, if not every day, then at least several times a week.

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