Stop Writing Alone podcast

Episode 122: Why I Haven’t Invested in an MFA

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AYIoIGCLX6X7GI1zNVwuW?si=dTLJr9JRTiaW9pUx35WBIw&dl_branch=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ksG3k-5oY 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… Continue reading Episode 122: Why I Haven’t Invested in an MFA

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Episode 121: Dropping Competition in Favor of Community

https://open.spotify.com/episode/78BA9gXTIMhUjPk02A1zub?si=gt_u4nL9Tv2xsctNQ8r1LQ&dl_branch=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uD2BpxD3Yg 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… Continue reading Episode 121: Dropping Competition in Favor of Community

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Episode 120: The Books We Buy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/59EzXvh2N8bhmfGS6T2bqn?si=APFoiiRWSUWwhYomABVehg&dl_branch=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfP7ArZ7_0I&t=2s 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. Sign up to receive Friday Night Writes emails, including the link… Continue reading Episode 120: The Books We Buy

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Episode 119: Let’s Talk About Race

https://open.spotify.com/episode/32BLa2oibVXpbBAqJF2HgD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lojSpZgKb5c Eoisode 119: Let's Talk About Race This week Nicole discusses some reflections after beginning to read two different books examining the antiquated notion of the Writer’s Workshop. Sign up to receive Friday Night Writes emails, including the link to the monthly Writing Prompt Party! https://mailchi.mp/cc1507dc3fbd/friday-night-writes Mentioned in this episode: Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/homepage AWP Bookshop… Continue reading Episode 119: Let’s Talk About Race

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Episode 118: On Being Tired

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0c4vJHMnRhu4COX4oRwUZw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm3vrHpzgNY Episode 118: On Being Tired “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 In preparation for episode 118, Nicole found herself thinking of the above quote because she was so, so tired. Sign up to… Continue reading Episode 118: On Being Tired