Thursday, June 25, 2009

Breaking Writer’s Block, Part 9: Work Out

Writer’s block could be a constant source of contention for you because you’re not in physical shape. It’s no secret that working out invigorates the body and enhances endurance during the workday. Enough isn’t said, however, about how a fit body contributes to a fit mind.

So here are two thoughts to consider. John J. Ratey. M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, believes that regular exercise directly affects the functioning of the brain ( Also, Benjamin Opipari, Ph.D., a writing instructor for Howrey LLP, an international law firm, insists that a consistent running regimen can induce creative ideas for writers (

Get the picture? If you want to keep your writing pencil sharp, work out!

Here are links to books on writing by Philip Vassallo: