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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 01/09/2020

I May Need A MInute show art I May Need A MInute

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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Social Connection Beyond the Social Distance show art Social Connection Beyond the Social Distance

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!

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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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Poetry, Blogging, Camping and More: April is Coming! show art Poetry, Blogging, Camping and More: April is Coming!

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Once again, April is coming, which means there are writing challenges, poetry challenges, blogging challenges, and creativity challenges all vying for our attention. Nicole briefly explains four of the challenges coming up next month that listeners may want to join in on as well as a brand new offer from the Stop Writing Alone community to help get through April with a new kind of writing community support!

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Shoulds, Wants, and Oprah show art Shoulds, Wants, and Oprah

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Recently Nicole discovered that the one question Oprah Winfrey claims to be the single most important question for any person to answer in their lifetime -- What do I want? -- was the one question she couldn’t answer. Ever since discovering this, she has worked to find her answers in her creative life as well as her life as a whole. After listening to Jessica Abel, discuss the “shoulds” in our lives, Nicole discovered they can lead us all to the answer to our wants when it comes to our writing careers

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Nicole is on a family vacation, away from home and thinking about all the things that change when we do the simple thing of changing our location. This week’s episode discusses the benefits we may expect from writing in a new locale. 

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Jenna Britton talks Personal Essays, Podcasts and Newsletters show art Jenna Britton talks Personal Essays, Podcasts and Newsletters

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Jenna Britton writer, podcaster, speaker, and Stop Writing Alone community member discusses writing personal essay, the joy of writing an email newsletter, the struggles and empowerment found when embracing imperfect action, and her latest endeavor into podcasting. 

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Medium Update and **SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** with Sam Kimberle show art Medium Update and **SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** with Sam Kimberle

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This week Sam Kimberle gives the Stop Writing Alone community an update on all of the changes on Medium.com for writers. What are curator looking for? What Publications are seeking submissions? What Facebook groups should writers be members of? These questions and more are answered, before Nicole and Sam share a very special announcement concerning a Spring Writing Retreat!

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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.

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Who Are Your Geese? show art Who Are Your Geese?

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Stop Writing Alone is one year old! After a brief celebration, Nicole discusses the strong community lessons we learn from geese! 

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