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Stop Reading Alone

Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Where Do I Find Beta Readers? show art Where Do I Find Beta Readers?

Stop Writing Alone

Are you looking for readers? Have you found community first? In this episode Nicole Discusses the simple, but not necessarily easy, path to finding readers.

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Stop Writing Alone

One of  the great benefits of writing community is the ability to talk about writing with others who “get it,” but are you asking your writing questions once given the opportunity?

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Stop Writing Alone

We all get a bit lost in the woods sometimes. Whether it is a blank page, the muddy middle, or just getting lost in the humdrum routines no longer serving us, this week Nicole examines a three step technique she uses to find her way back in the direction she desires in these moments.

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As the school year comes to an end, and the world turns to celebrating grads, Nicole often finds herself thinking about her own pursuit of higher education. In this week’s episode she discusses why she thinks she no longer wonders why she hasn’t investing in an MFA program as a writer thus far.

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Competition has a time and place, but if you are unwilling to release it at all, you may be standing in the way of finding writing community. This week Nicole reads an excerpt from her most recent draft of the Stop Writing Alone book which focuses on the benefits of dropping competition and scarcity mindset in favor of writing community.

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How many blank writing exercise/prompt books do you have on your shelf? Are you ready to commit to them? This week Nicole discusses a commitment to a new exercise book while on a family trip. She shares an exercise from this book.

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole discusses some reflections after beginning to read two different books examining the antiquated notion of the Writer’s Workshop.

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“You often feel tired not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you” -Alexander Den Heijer

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole discusses her process for writing a short story for the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. 

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Stop Writing Alone

This week Nicole shares lessons she picked up during the week from MASTERCLASS and THE WRITER magazine.

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Nicole wants to read Julia Cameron’s new book, THE LISTENING PATH, but she doesn’t want to read it alone. This week’s episode discusses the launch of STOP READING ALONE -- a new book club/discussion group hosted by Nicole to go through the six week’s of THE LISTENING PATH together!

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT AND SIGN UP FOR THIS ROUND OF STOP READING ALONE:

https://mailchi.mp/9a52918d0c5b/9ugj3fuo59 

 

This week’s episode was sponsored by Stop Writing Alone Ko-Fi page!

https://ko-fi.com/stopwritingalone

 

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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!