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Lessons from Writing Down the Bones | Books on Writing

Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 07/02/2020

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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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Stop Writing Alone

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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Stop Writing Alone

In this week’s episode Nicole asks Mike about his long and winding road to music, where he’s found his inspiration, and how he ultimately made the choice to transition from his career. Mike talks about family inspiration, professional motivation, the business of music, and how he coaches clients looking to make big moves in their life as well. Stay tuned to the end of the episode where Mike shares his first single off of his second album with us!

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Stop Writing Alone

After rereading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones with the Stop Writing Alone Happy Campers Club this June, Nicole reflects upon ten great takeaways from the book and the lessons she learned from the reading.

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Stop Writing Alone

Camp NaNoWriMo returns for the month of July. Nicole discusses what the challenge entails, what she will be tackling, the support system she’s created to get through it, and the most important thing you need to do to make sure you get this project done.

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This week Nicole talks to a NYC’s Laguardia High School teacher Mike Maresca about creating community, characterization, and writing exercises he shares in his sophomore English class including looking at characters through the MBTI lens and using timed writing challenges to improve one’s craft.

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Stop Writing Alone

Social media can be a powerful force when seeking out community, but not always for conversation. Nicole reflects upon the struggle to find the right thing to write in all of these spaces and reminds listeners, with the help of an interview from Jas Waters, that as writers we have greater access to deeper, contextualized conversations in our writing.

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After rereading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones with the Stop Writing Alone Happy Campers Club this June, Nicole reflects upon ten great takeaways from the book and the lessons she learned from the reading.

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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!