99 episodes

Stop Writing Alone is a weekly show for writers looking for a writing community. In each episode listeners will learn where and how they can find, or create, their own writing community while joining one such community with Stop Writing Alone. The show will provide inspiration, writing activities, critique, and lessons from “distant teachers” in the writing world via their writings, online presence, and interviews. The show is written and hosted by Nicole Rivera, co-organizer of a local writing group, writer, and Pitch Wars 2016 mentee.

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Stop Writing Alone is a weekly show for writers looking for a writing community. In each episode listeners will learn where and how they can find, or create, their own writing community while joining one such community with Stop Writing Alone. The show will provide inspiration, writing activities, critique, and lessons from “distant teachers” in the writing world via their writings, online presence, and interviews. The show is written and hosted by Nicole Rivera, co-organizer of a local writing group, writer, and Pitch Wars 2016 mentee.

    "Wasted" Words

    "Wasted" Words

    When you are in creation mode, words are precious -- we begin counting them and may become miserly in our distributions. This week’s episode explores where we could be “wasting” our words online instead of writing in our novels. 




     To sign up to get the link, head here: https://mailchi.mp/101855cfe7ff/nano-group-2020 


    This episode was sponsored by Sam Kimberle Designs https://samkimberledesigns.com/ 

    • 29 min
    When It Stops Being Fun

    When It Stops Being Fun

    It’s often called the muddy middle, that part of your novel writing that feels like you are slogging through and some of the fun is gone. In NaNoWriMo, it often starts to surface in week three. This week Nicole discusses how to identify what might be sucking the fun out of your writing, and how you may be able to bring it back!

    • 26 min
    NaNoWriMo Blocks

    NaNoWriMo Blocks

    Have you been feeling blocked during your NaNoWriMo writing? Is it your story? Your work life? Your personal life? Nicole shares some quick-fixes for each of these blocks so that you can get on with your writing and, more importantly, create a sustainable writing life during NaNoWriMo and BEYOND!

    • 33 min
    Talk It Out -- A Tool For Drafting Your Novel

    Talk It Out -- A Tool For Drafting Your Novel

    This week’s episode is about the power of talking out your story in the midst of drafting. This is a tool perfect for writers in the midst of NaNoWriMo, or at any stage of creation in their novel.


     To sign up to get the link, head here: https://mailchi.mp/101855cfe7ff/nano-group-2020 

    • 24 min
    Your Invitation to Write With Me!

    Your Invitation to Write With Me!

    For the month of November Nicole will be hosting midnight write-ins each Sunday. To sign up to get the link, head here: https://mailchi.mp/101855cfe7ff/nano-group-2020 

    • 13 min
    NaNoPrep - Tools to Help You

    NaNoPrep - Tools to Help You

    NaNoWriMo is coming -- it’s time to pick the tools that will save you from DISTRACTIONS, be there to MOTIVATE you and help you PLOT & PLAN. This week Nicole shares some of her favorite tools as well as some that come highly recommended for all of these purposes.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Augameister ,

Listen Up!

You won't find a more engaging, honest, & empathetic podcast focused on writing than Stop Writing Alone. In the emerging & rapidly growing gig economy this podcast tackles the silent pain rarely spoken about publicly - isolation from human contact. Of course, there is plently of instruction & learning to be had about the craft of writing as the host of the show, Nicole Rivera, speaks from her experience & knowledge on the subject, but the beauty of this show is the connection with other souls on a similar journey. I highly recommend you give it a listen!!

JazzLover2010 ,

A great resource for writers

Nicole is the teacher that made me like learning. She’s the friend I looked forward to meeting up with all week. She is so warm, genuine, and down to earth, I feel like I am a better writer just listening to her kind, informative voice. Writing is a solo event for me but ever since I found the Stop Writing Alone Podcast, I don’t feel so alone anymore. Great tips and resources are on the website in the show notes. And I have been meaning to sign up for the Facebook group. Lots of resources here for writers. Great job!

TBreit1630 ,

If You are A Writer - A MUST LISTEN

There is always something comforting listening to Nicole's podcast. It is one I look forward to on my Thursday commute and always listen to first. From writing prompts to reviews of creative programs to reflections on life it is a great writing and life podcast. I connect with everything Nicole says and appreciate her honest and friendly approach.

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