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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 02/20/2020

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Stop Writing Alone

In her TED Talk “THe danger of a single story,” Chimamanda Ngoyi Adichie reminds us why it is so important to read widely in order to gain a greater understanding of cultures outside of our own. This week Nicole discusses this topic, the implications it has for our time, and  our consequential responsibilities as writers to write more, read more, and share more diverse stories. 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole asked the Stop Writing Alone community: “What is your biggest writing/writing life question RIGHT NOW?” In this episode Nicole shares the questions from the community and her answers!

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The 5 Writing Group Types You Can Join or Begin Today show art The 5 Writing Group Types You Can Join or Begin Today

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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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When We Stopped Writing Alone | The Happy Campers Club show art When We Stopped Writing Alone | The Happy Campers Club

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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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Interview with Grammar Guy Curtis Honeycutt show art Interview with Grammar Guy Curtis Honeycutt

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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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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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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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Interview with Brian Mooney, Creator of Storymatic show art Interview with Brian Mooney, Creator of Storymatic

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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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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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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. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVER AFTER SPRING WRITING RETREAT with Nicole Rivera & Sam Kimberle, follow this link https://mailchi.mp/898c01af51e2/everafter2020 

 

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Places to connect to the STOP WRITING ALONE community and introduce yourself:

 

When you find a group of people who lift you up on a daily basis, it is important to share their awesome. Here are links to the women in Nicole’s Mastermind group (currently going by the name The Voxer Vixens!). Please support these women who do so much to support Nicole on a daily basis!