Over the years I’ve collected a ton of great tips on how to write a novel — but I’ve never actually written one. So I’m sharing some of the best advice I’ve seen over the years, but I’d love to hear yours as well!
NOT THAT KIND OF GARDENING.
I recently read about how having a non-verbal hobby is so important, and started thinking about other needs that hobbies might be/could be fulfilling…
What hobbies and other part-time pursuits are on your bucket list — but maybe tabled until you have more time? Novels, languages, civic involvement… let’s hear it!
On one of our older Hobby Wednesday posts, a reader noted that making digital photo albums were her jam — and I thought OH YES, me too. I made some great ones when I was younger with physical photos and mementos (my teenaged summer at Harvard Summer School is TOTALLY well documented, as is my … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: How to Get Started with Digital Photo Books
We haven’t had a Hobby Wednesday in a while — today, Rebecca Berfanger is sharing with us her love of cross stitch for stress relief! (Check out other discussions in our series, including how to learn a new language, adult coloring books, and more!) Thank you, Rebecca! – Kat Do you have crafts and hobbies … Read More about Arts and Crafts for Stress Relief: Subversive Cross Stitch
2018 update: We still think this is a great discussion about how to build good habits, but you may also want to check out our post on how to stay fit in winter. Readers, what are your tips on how to build good habits? Which healthy habits have you successfully started? Have you found that … Read More about How to Build Good Habits: Tips & Tricks
2018 Update: We still think this was an interesting discussion of Instant Pot tips for busy ladies — but you may also want to check out our more recent update of super fast Instant Pot recipes (great for long workdays!). All right, readers — who’s a fan of the Instant Pot? Which are your favorite … Read More about How Do You Use Your Instant Pot? An Open Thread for Busy Ladies
Pictured: one/ two / three / four 2020 Update: We still stand by these recommendations for coloring books for adults — if you’re looking for other repetitive/meditative hobbies, you may want to check out our recent discussion on how to find fulfilling hobbies. What kinds of hobbies do you like to take part in after work and on weekends? … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: Coloring Books for Adults
These are our best tips to turn a bad day around!
Maybe one of your new year’s resolutions is to learn a new language, or to re-learn a language you took in school but can’t speak anymore. We’ve listed the three main options for language learning below, but we’d love to hear your specific suggestions in the comments! Have you learned a new language just for fun, or to further … Read More about How to Learn a New Language
If you have a personal blog that’s not work-related, should you keep your blog a secret at work? When does your company need to know? Reader K wonders… As a fellow lawyer, I followed your blog closely back in my NYC law firm days. I now have a more flexible legal position. (I often work remotely … Read More about Should You Keep Your Blog a Secret at Work?