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The team I work with at Skinny2Strong nutrition and fitness consulting is so wonderful, and we have just finished our latest fitness and nutrition guide (after sitting on it for six months!).
My team, a combination of wellness coaches, nutritionists, and fitness aficionados have helped me write a book that aims to help people change their lives. It's not a diet and workout book; it's a book that asks folks to get off their asses and embrace an active lifestyle. We ask people to stop using their cars as much as their feet. We ask them to eat right and enjoy the little things in life.
It was so fun to write that I wanted to share it here for anybody who may be interested in taking a look at it. If you are interested in a FREE copy, I'd be happy to provide it in exchange for a review on Amazon. Leave a comment below.
Otherwise, you can snag it on Amazon.
I'm excited to announce that my poem Spread Me Out has been published at Ampersand Lit in January 2017. The poem is about a speaker's journey after the death of a close family member. You can read the poem here: https://ampersandlit.com/2017/01/18/spread-me-out-by-s-r-stewart/
Last year, the editors that I work with and I set out to write a writer’s reference book that delivers poetry “writing prompts” only found at the illustrious MFA level.
Of course, many of us are or have encountered the MFA and walked away with little more than a degree and a manuscript. Yes, yes, I know those are GREAT! But what many of us also walk out with are loads of student loans and zero teaching experience.
How the hell are we supposed to get a teaching job with no teaching experience? Anyways while I am grateful for the connections that I made and the book that I’ve produced, I could have done it without the degree…part of my younger self feels a little tricked into the “it’s necessary” speech given to me by other mentors., but hey, it is what it is, right? After all, I am still writing and I am still doing the same job that I was doing prior to entering the MFA program…so, life is still smiling on me.
For poets and writers who cannot afford or do not want to change their entire lives to write. The exercises were developed from real workshop writing exercises, many of which came from esteemed MFA programs. We came up with a little over 50 exercises, enough for once per week.
If you are interested in supporting small presses and writers, then definitely give it a try. It can be purchased as an electronic copy or physical book.
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