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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 02/21/2019

Embracing Your Inner Frankenstein show art Embracing Your Inner Frankenstein

Stop Writing Alone

Tis the season of novel writing advice. Which craft book do you subscribe to? Whose teachings are you faithful to? This week Nicole presents a new option: let’s play Dr. Frankenstein with them all and create the novel writing monster that works best for each of us individually!

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole interviews Amy Strong, Jackie Dana, Jamie Angevine, and Susie Evans Taylor  -- all members of the Stop Writing Alone Happy Campers Club -- immediately after they completed the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest over Labor Day weekend 2020. They discuss what they learned, how community helped them through, and how they have changed as writers as a result of the experience. 

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Stop Writing Alone

Have you ever signed up for a writing challenge all because of writing peer pressure? How do you guard yourself against making poor decisions in the flurry of excitement within your writing group? In this episode Nicole shares four guidelines to help you decide when to join the group challenge and when to pass on it.

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole shares some of her favorite reusable writing prompts. It’s one thing to find a great writing prompt, it is another thing entirely to find a writing prompt that can be reused time and time again. What makes a prompt reusable? Each of the exercises shared in this episode and the pdf freebie Nicole is currently sharing with her email subscribers will inspire a brand new story idea every single time you revisit it. 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week the community behind National Novel Writing month at nanowrimo.org announced there will be no in-person events associated with their community due to risks associated with COVID-19. It’s the right move, but how do we sustain the excitement, the energy, and continue to build community without the in-person NaNoWriMo events? Nicole has some ideas and shares them this week, incl tools for virtual connection, tips on how show up, and why this might be the best opportunity for you to find your peeps!

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole discusses part one of Lisa Cron’s book, Story Genius. A deep understanding of story is one of the most important things a writer needs, but when Lisa Cron dared to say that everything we’ve learned about writing is wrong, Nicole was intrigued. 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole discusses (again!) her love of Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages and gives some clarification on what they are, what they can be used for, and — the biggest question of all — what IS three pages?

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It’s a bit of an understatement to say that 2020 has been an atypical year. However, thanks to Emma Isaacs of the Creative Ways podcast, Nicole is thinking about and talking about the fact that maybe this year we may need a reminder to take a minute for rest and self-care.

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Stop Writing Alone

San Diego ComicCon 2020 has been transformed into a virtual  event, which means we ALL can go! In this week’s episode, Nicole discusses why you should head to your computer and attend, including which panels may be of particular interest to the Stop Writing Alone audience.

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Stop Writing Alone

Nancy Canu is a writer, freelance editor, and Nicole’s critique partner. Nancy talks about what motivated her to join Staten Island Writers Meetup. She discusses writing fantasy, romance, and sex scenes.In her role as editor, Nancy tell us why research is so important regardless of what you may be writing. 

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Our first interactive podcast episode! Get your notebooks and pens ready, this episode is all about getting you to write. Stop Writing Alone host, Nicole Rivera, guides listeners through a 15 minute prompt practice from THE WRITER’S TOOLBOX. Then she reads aloud the story she created and invites listeners to do the same via the Stop Writing Alone phone line +1(646)907-9607 or by sharing their story in the Stop Writing Alone FB community.

 

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