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.

Three Mentors and the Lesson I Learned

Three people changed my world dramatically.  These are my mentors, and this is what I learned: My Mentor, my Brother. I had a mentor who valued intelligence and success.  As a young child, I was mentored by him to excel at school.  He taught me math, Roman numerals, microscopic science, and more math.  He oohed… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Brick Walls May Lead to Bliss

The most painful way to grow is to face a brick wall.  But if managed well, brick walls can lead to bliss.  Indeed, brick walls can make life exciting and rewarding. Let’s examine the role of brick walls for characters in fiction—and for us. Everyday people live exciting lives. If people were to walk in… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Write a Haunting Narrative Essay

Have you ever wanted to tell a story, perhaps about your life?  Well then, you’ve likely wanted to write what is called a narrative essay.  It’s the kind of essay that starts with vivid visuals of the scene—from the scents to the sounds to a smorgasbord for the senses—and ends with a deep reflection. According… Read more »

Eight Ways to Make Your Freelance Business Fail

Freelancers want to succeed.  So, how can you earn six-figures freelancing during COVID?  Let’s look at this question upside down. Let’s instead ask, How can you earn a rock bottom salary—yes, next to nil? Now, that’s the devil’s advocate. Once we know that, then avoiding it should be a piece of cake, right? Jennifer Goforth… Read more »

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 »