Just a note:

This blog isn't meant to teach you anything, but I hope you'll have some fun reading it; I think I'll have fun writing it. I'll be posting bits of writing, like short stories and articles. Maybe some help for aspiring writers, a few tips and such. Also there will be journal entries and clips of conversation from the various characters in my books. So if you like the characters in my book, Cherished Preserver, stop by to get the inside scoop on their lives. Above all, enjoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

How NOT To Gain Weight While Writing!

Ever brought a little, or not so little, snack to the computer and then, after writing a particularly exciting piece of narrative, you look down to take a bite and it's gone?  It happens to me all the time.  This is not a mysterious, unnatural occurance, nor have your vivacious characters popped out of the scene and eaten your goodies.  You have simply devoured them without realizing it.

Weight experts alway say to sit while you eat so as not to grab too many snacks on the run, but I would also offer the advice of not eating at all while sitting at the computer writing.  We simply don't realize how much we take in while in the middle of crafting a story.

After several episodes of wondering where my food disappeared while I was deeply imbedded typing, I try to pay more attention to what I'm putting into my mouth, so now I usually just keep a nice glass of ice water beside me to sip while I ruminate.  Or better still, a hot cup of coffee or tea does the job quite nicely.  However, if you are one of those who likes to chew while thinking, try gum or hard candy.

You can also burn a few calories by hopping out of your chair and pacing for a while as you think about what you'll write next.

Oh, one more thing.  Never, EVER buy the king-size candy bars.


  1. Great advice ;) Coffee is the best, with maybe one cookie or something else that has been separated from it's little pals. I know the cherry sours are definitely a weak spot for me. But then after writing a fight scene, I am always quite ravenous!

  2. Hey, Hazel, did you know that cherry sours are really good with dark chocolate?

  3. Yes, I do and you're not helping because I don't have either right now and I'm on to something!