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Creative Walking

They say sitting is the new smoking! That is a scary thought, especially for writers. I was inspired by this post about walking to free the mind to roam and think. Check out the great list of walking quotes by some well-known writers. Walk on!


I always enjoy Writers’ Rumpus blog posts, whether they be debut book announcements, interviews with prolific authors and illustrators, or timely tips of the trade. Children’s book writers and illustrators are a hard-working bunch and are essential for the enrichment of today’s kids. This translates to a lot of long hours spent creating.

We’ve all heard we have to stay-in-our-chairs to accomplish our work. We’ve also heard we have to walk 10,000 steps to stay healthy. They say sitting is the new smoking—yikes. Since there are only so many hours in a day, how can we non-runners possibly achieve this on a regular basis?

I’ll be the first to admit there’s no way I can squeeze in 10,000 steps—usually on vacation, or even a single day off, I can—but every day, no way. HOWEVER, I can do less, 5000 or even 7000, if I push it. Also, I think getting…

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