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San Diego ComicCon 2020

Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 07/23/2020

Your Writing Space -- Sacred and Safe show art Your Writing Space -- Sacred and Safe

Stop Writing Alone

Now that Nicole has finally created a sacred writing space in her home and found a safe space within the Stop Writing Alone community, this episode is all about why that is important for you to do too!

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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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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.

 

This episode was sponsored by The Coloringbook Coach. Use the code STOPWRITINGALONE15 to receive 15% your services booked at www.thecoloringbookcoach.com 

 

Visit the Stop Writing Alone Bookshop to support Stop Writing Alone and indie bookshops: https://bookshop.org/shop/Stopwritingalone 

 

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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!