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 Study Dude—Ten Steps to Writing an A-Class Evaluation Essay

You’ve just been assigned a project to evaluate a restaurant.  An evaluation essay is like an opinion piece, so you should express your opinion, right? Not exactly.  Opinion pieces are biased.  Evaluation pieces, ideally, are not. “Though an evaluation essay encourages injecting some opinion, it should not be opinionated! A good evaluation essay is aimed… Read more »

The Creative Spark—How to Make Your Tone Wow Your Readers

Writing an essay? Use formal tone. Writing a nonfiction book? Use conversational tone. Writing a blog post? Try a snappy tone. But how do you create these tones in the first place? Here are seven tidbits for drafting the perfect tone, according to Jennifer Goforth Gregory (2018) in her book Freelance Content Marketing Writer Find… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ten Steps to an A-Grade Persuasive Essay

Writing persuasive essays mean you pick a side, defend it, and fight off naysayers.  In grad studies, the naysayer may be your supervisor.  In the undergrad, it’s your professor.  Make these people happy with your persuasive papers and academic stardom comes easy. Here are 10 steps to help create A-grade persuasive essays according to EssayShark:… Read more »

The Study Dude—Four Ways to Improve Your Analysis Papers

Your analysis papers could nail perfect grades.  Analysis papers zero in on movies, books, or pieces of writing.  Analysis papers will tear it apart, dispassionately but calculatingly.  And then they draw an assertion, ideally a controversial one. But first, wisely choose a strategy for your analysis.  So, what are these analysis strategies?  Let’s look at… Read more »

How Not to Commit Suicide

I don’t believe suicide is the end.  I’ve watched many near-death experience accounts and believe there exists an afterlife.  I’ve seen near death experience tales where the temporarily deceased claim they go into an afterlife, even if the person was atheistic.  These tales say that unconditional love, overwhelmingly beautiful light, and limitless knowledge comprise much… Read more »

The Creative Spark—How Not to Fail at School

If you’re struggling at university, rest assured that many students with amazing potential also struggle.  And I know you have amazing potential.  We all do.  But we also all have setbacks that could lead to failure.  A high potential student might have a learning disability, a track record of underperformance, life challenges, or any other… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—What I’ve Learned About Emotional Wounds

Author, psychologist, and physician Dr. Raymond Moody said life-changing words.  He said something like, “The definition of normal is someone you don’t yet know very well.” In other words, hang around someone long enough, and you discover their flaws and wounds—their abnormalities.  That quote means a ton not for just fiction, but for your life… Read more »

Scholars Start Your Business—Three Business Costs to Cut

COVID struck.  Now, in the aftermath, how can your small business cut costs? First, when running a student business, notice every nickel.  But keep it profitable.  Cut costs and yank up the sales price—that is, until demand drops.  “Finding creative ways to cut costs often means the difference between having a struggling business and a… Read more »