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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 01/31/2020

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Stop Writing Alone

What is the type of writing support and writing community that you need? Through the creation of the Stop Writing Alone Happy Campers Club, Nicole found five different types of community meetings and support that each provide their own value. In this episode she describes each type of meeting, their value, and offers an opportunity for you to participate in each one during the week of May 25th in the Stop Writing Alone with Nicole Rivera FB Group.

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Stop Writing Alone

In April 2020, Nicole launched a new one month long writing community experiment. She called it The Stop Writing Alone Happy Campers Club. She made a plan, and a number of people showed up. She didn’t know the country would go into quarantine. She didn’t know how important community would be. She wasn’t sure it would be valuable. It was. This week’s episode is a chat with some of the happy campers reflecting on what they gained from the one month experience and how it helped them in their writing go

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Newspaper columnist Curtis “Grammar Guy” Honeycutt is releasing a brand new book Good Grammar is the Life of the Party this week. Nicole asks Curtis about where his love of grammar began, how he became a newspaper columnist, how he juggles family life and writing, and more. 

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Stop Writing Alone

Being a member of a writing community can be an inspiration, but this week Nicole discusses how creating a community of your own may do the trick too. 

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Stop Writing Alone

In this week’s episode Nicole interviews Betsty Heeney, Baltimore writer, artist, teacher, and host of the Elder and Wiser podcast. Betsy shares her experiences with The Artist’s Way, challenging Julia Cameron’s teachings, finding her own voice, and her advice on how we can become hosts of community events for creatives no matter where we live and what we wish to explore.

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Stop Writing Alone

In this week’s episode Nicole talks with Brian Mooney, creator of the Storymatics games -- Storymatic Classic, Storymatic Kids, Rememory, and Synapsis. They discuss the inspiration and creation of the games, finding writing community, Brian’s own path through writing fiction, poetry, comedy, and his time in theater, as well as so much more. 

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Stop Writing Alone

Tammy Breitweiser, the “accidental inspirationalist,” is a master at taking self-imposed challenges and transforming them into new habits and massive productivity. From her own 100 Rejections Project, to her participation in various online challenges available to all of us, Tammy shows us how to turn be writers with a capital W! 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole discusses some of the struggles that come with being a creative in a crisis. While some have found the change of schedule and environment to be an inspiration, Nicole shares her experience of being blocked and maybe needing a minute to regroup.

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Stop Writing Alone

Nicole takes this very unique week to discuss her experience with social distancing, and how we can bridge that gap using technology you will have access to if you can hear this podcast episode. She also dropped the price of the April Happy Campers Club in light of recent events, offering it now for $30 flat.

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When Writer's (or Speaker's) Block Strikes! show art When Writer's (or Speaker's) Block Strikes!

Stop Writing Alone

Whether writer’s block exists or not is not what’s up for debate. A thing happens and writers become paralyzed. Nicole discusses how this manifests in her own creations and what she’s discovered as one of the culprits and how you can battle against it.

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More Episodes

Nicole includes one final bonus episode for season one of Stop Writing Alone to tell the story of the importance of the strange and powerful closeness that we develop in our writing group relationships.