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Stop Writing Alone

Release Date: 03/04/2021

[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

Stop Writing Alone

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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Writing Community Season show art Writing Community Season

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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Stop Writing Alone

In response to the news that the NaNoWriMo organization has announced that it will not be endorsing live events this upcoming year, this week Nicole discusses her techniques for hosting online writing events.

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Stop Writing Alone

In honor of Tamara Woods hosting an AUTHOR PLATFORM WRITER WORKSHOP on her YouTube channel this Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 1PM EST, this week Nicole is flashing back to her interview with the indie author and community leader.

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Stop Writing Alone

Not all Olympians make a living through their athleticism. No one questions why they spend time at it. This week Nicole shares excerpts from Nicki Porter’s Letter From the Editor in September 2021 issue of THE WRITER magazine that examines writing through the lens of athleticism.

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Writer's Digest Annual Conference 2021 & Find Your Readers Summit RECAP show art Writer's Digest Annual Conference 2021 & Find Your Readers Summit RECAP

Stop Writing Alone

Nicole attempts to run through her notes from two different writing events held this past weekend: The WRITER’S DIGEST ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2021, and DANIEL DAVID WALLACE’S FIND YOUR READERS SUMMIT. She gives each panel two minutes, but asks listeners to reach ut and let her know which panel(s) they want to hear more about.

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Stop Writing Alone

Are you wondering why you keep doing this? Nicole got a win this week and she wants to remind everyone why you need to keep going if you didn’t.

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The Morning Pages (Flashback episode) show art The Morning Pages (Flashback episode)

Stop Writing Alone

One great benefit of finding writing community is sharing best practices. One such tool comes from Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST’S WAY. The morning pages are not a new concept, but Nicole talks through what they are, how they help, and challenges listeners to commit to one month of this practice that has helped countless artists find their creative path.

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What is the purpose of critique and how can we give and receive it in order to serve up our best writing to the world? IN this week's episode, Nicole offers a metaphor for understanding the process that takes us into a place where she finds critique delicious: her kitchen.

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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!