Posts By: Marie Well

Marie Well

I’m Marie Well, as in healthy well. At least, that’s my aim—to get well and make you well. We all have woes, from breakups to cancer to hoarder houses. I’m here to fix those woes—with tips mixed with my own tales.

Why read me? I’ve got a track record of fixin’ stuff. I’ve cured myself of anxiety. For a decade, I had anxiety attacks that struck almost daily. When not stricken, I’d write Voice articles, mostly on how to combat stress.

And then my world changed. One week went by with no attacks. A month. A year. Two years. And counting.

Now, I want to skyrocket our health—and bolster our creativity. After all, nothing soothes better than strokes of paint or tones of music or reps in a gym.

So, let’s get fit, creative, and well with Marie Well.

The Creative Spark—How to Make Your Three-Act Structure Rock

Do you want to write sizzling stories? I have a confession.  I want to write Christian or inspirational fiction.  Yet, I sleep through movies.  I prefer my friend’s two-minute movie summaries over watching the shows.  Since I became of age, I have read four—yes, four—fiction books.  To put it in perspective, I read four fiction… Read more »

The Study Dude—Twelve Traits of Highly Successful Students

Have you ever noticed we’re all missing a piece when it comes to success? The overachiever may lack close friendships.  Or the overachiever with friends may wind up chronically ill.  Or the genius may put in next-to-no study time and fall miserably behind. We’ve all got weaknesses.  The key is to overcome them.  That’s what… Read more »

The Study Dude!—How to Write the Perfect Essay

What is smart, beautiful, and perfect?  Your next essay, of course.  Here are tips to help you to write a work of art as your next essay.  This guide works mostly for first- or second-year undergraduates, but a graduate student may discover a few tidbits, too. Ready to write? Tip #1: Logical flow begins with… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Simple Tricks to Sweeten Dialogue

If you’ve ever been tasked to write dialogue, you’ll likely stumble at first.  But once you know the rules, your dialogue will excite and rouse readers.  If you’re a student, I can’t stress enough how writing frees the soul.  Writing can cause you to self-publish, position yourself as an expert, and make some extra cash…. Read more »

The Creative Spark—Shakespeare’s Guide to Dialogue

Okay, so Shakespeare didn’t write this guide.  Nor did Chekhov, Tolstoy, or Mama June.  Didn’t Mama June publish?  Regardless, if any of them wrote what follows, they’d be beaming. With that said, here is Shakespeare’s guide to character dialogue: Tip #1: Hey, have you tried cutting out words? Cut out words, even if it hurts…. Read more »

The Study Dude—How I Improved My Highlighting in Five Easy Steps

At university, I highlighted like a wild dog—entire pages soaked in yellow.  I’d take my highlighted points, jot them down on cue cards, and memorize them all.  Study time was gruelling. Weirder still, I couldn’t figure out how other students got A’s taking two more classes than me each semester.  But I showed them: After… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Make Extra Cash Writing Short Stories

Students need extra dough as badly as chocolate bars need chocolate.  Extra dough is the difference between chomping on day-old macaroni and ketchup—versus dining on Steak Neptune. Yet, the economy has shrunk with COVID-19.  So, what can students do to earn extra cash?  Write, of course!  Under a time-crunch, students can make extra dough writing… Read more »

The Study Dude!—Become AU’s Top Science Influencer

You’re one of those gifted left-brain thinkers who wants to make a splash in the science world?  Well, look no further. You could become the next David Suzuki.  Believe it!  But first, consider what The Open University claims is your responsibility as a scientist: “As research scientists you have the opportunity to inspire others to… Read more »