Wednesday, November 28, 2007

weekly writing coach: author vision

Do your eyes have it--that glazed-over, squinty, tired look? Every writer we've worked with winds up with glasses and experiences eyestrain at some point. This week, your coach wants you to add a vision protection plan to your daily writing routine. Take the time, as advised in these tips from an eye doctor, to adjust your screen, chair, desk and font size. Make sure you give your eyes a frequent break from looking at your computer screen (it's a good excuse to print out and hand-edit your work for a while). We'd even suggest you shut your eyes and imagine a great ending for the project you're working on--as long as you make sure others' eyes don't see that as napping at your desk. Finally, get your eyes checked annually and make sure you have the lenses and help you need.

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