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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 10/22/2020

[Happy Campers Interview] Audrea Martin, Cozy Mysteries, Community, and Conferences show art [Happy Campers Interview] Audrea Martin, Cozy Mysteries, Community, and Conferences

Stop Writing Alone

Audrea Martin is a cozy mystery writer getting ready to release her debut novel Blue Blue Christmas. In this episode she discusses how she fell in love with cozy mystery, strove to find herself in the genre and then worked to create the stories she craved. She shares her experiences within writing community, in writing conferences, and her love of books on the craft that she has turned into a new venture with Amy Strong on their YouTube channel The Write Crowd. 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week's episode is Nicole's introduction to her new space to share al the fiction she has been writing while in community. To read the stories for yourself, or to subscribe, use the link below:

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[Happy Campers Interview] Servete Kolar | Writing for Friends, Fun, and Fantasy show art [Happy Campers Interview] Servete Kolar | Writing for Friends, Fun, and Fantasy

Stop Writing Alone

Servete Kolar is a fellow writer from Nicole’s hometown Staten Island, NY. Servete, or Sevey, and Nicole met through the Staten Island Writers Meetup group and have continued their connection in community through Stop Writing Alone. Sevey writes fantasy in between her obligations to her students with special needs. In this episode Sevey demonstrates again and again all the work it takes to show up for yourself through your writing. 

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Stop Writing Alone

Allen Carter is a Canadian author and musician who has taken his love of performance to the page. This week Al shares these experiences in a conversation about finding writing community, battling imposter syndrome, and his love of the power of pens!

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[Happy Campers Interview] Amy Strong | The Write Crowd show art [Happy Campers Interview] Amy Strong | The Write Crowd

Stop Writing Alone

Amy Strong is the co-creator and co-host of the brand new YouTube channel and writing community called The Write Crowd. Along with Audrea Martin, Amy shares perspectives and insights about books for writers with writers. In this episode, Amy discusses this new venture, the books (yes, plural!) she’s working on, as well as the various writing communities she is a part of and growing with. 

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[Happy Campers Interview] Tammy Breitweiser | PUSH Groups & Beyond show art [Happy Campers Interview] Tammy Breitweiser | PUSH Groups & Beyond

Stop Writing Alone

This episode is part of the Happy Campers Interview series.

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[Happy Campers Interview] Susie Taylor | Stix-n-Stonez show art [Happy Campers Interview] Susie Taylor | Stix-n-Stonez

Stop Writing Alone

Susie Taylor is a copywriters, blogger, fiction writer, mom, and all around compassionate human being. In this episode Susie shares her mission behind her Stix-n-Stones blog and FB group, her tips on being a copywriter, the story of how she gained ownership of the title “writer,” and how writing community has helped her through all of these stages.

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[Happy Campers Club Interview] Jackie Dana | Story Cauldron show art [Happy Campers Club Interview] Jackie Dana | Story Cauldron

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Since April 2020, Nicole Rivera has been hosting an online writing community intensive called the Happy Campers Club. Now Nicole is writing the Stop Writing Alone book about all of her experience with writing community, and wanted to the perspective from the members in the club.

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[Happy Campers Interview] Joanne Aartman | Iconic Backpacker Stories show art [Happy Campers Interview] Joanne Aartman | Iconic Backpacker Stories

Stop Writing Alone

Joanne Aartman is currently writing a memoir about her travels. She shares many of her travel stories on her blog https://iconicbackpackerstories.com/ as well. In this interview Joanne discusses her experiences with writing community in and out of Stop Writing Alone, as well as her process for developing her memoir. She talks about the power of finding the right critique group.

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Stop Writing Alone

Fall is a season of renewal, back to school and WRITING COMMUNITY! This week Nicole discusses why she thinks of Fall as the writing community season and how she’s going to show up for it!

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This episode was sponsored by The Creative Ways Podcast. Head to https://emmaisaacs.co.uk to get your fun freebie today!

Visit the Stop Writing Alone website to sign up for the email list to get The Stop Writing Alone Reusable Writing Prompts pdf, and to find links to all of the Stop Writing Alone shops!

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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!