100 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.

Stop Writing Alone Nicole Rivera

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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.

    6 Stretches & Exercises for Writers

    6 Stretches & Exercises for Writers

    Show Notes can be found at:
    https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/p/episode-178-6-stretches-and-exercises#details

    • 27 min
    Story Structure for Discovery Writers

    Story Structure for Discovery Writers

    Show Notes can be found on the Stop Writing Alone Substack page, here: https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/p/episode-177-story-structure-for-discovery?sd=pf

    • 34 min
    Announcing Happy Campers Club FALL 2022

    Announcing Happy Campers Club FALL 2022

    HAPPY CAMPERS CLUB IS BACK!!
    What is Happy Campers Club? In short, it’s two months of the support, guidance and writing community you need to transform your writing life!
    What to know even more? Then dive into either the podcast episode above, or the video below where I explain it all. If you are already to sign up, click the link below:
    SIGN UP FOR THE FALL 2022 HAPPY CAMPERS CLUB  

    https://stop-writing-alone-network.mn.co/plans/237272?bundle_token=7d3f1a08480a9574b8a23b10d98f871c&utm_source=manual
    SIGN UP FOR THE STOP WRITING ALONE EMAIL LIST to get videos and podcasts in your inbox weekly (Join the paid list to get invites to community events all month long!):
    Stop Writing Alone Stop Writing Alone is a podcast, a community & a philosophy
    By Nicole Rivera


    . READ NICOLE RIVERA'S FICTION AT STORY HOARDER
    Story Hoarder releasing the hoard of stories I have written to spread the story love to readers everywhere.
    By Nicole Rivera


    JOIN THE STOP WRITING ALONE NETWORK:
    https://stop-writing-alone-network.mn
    ...
    Video Version  

    This is a special episode where I recorded both on video and audio, if you want to see my face for this announcement (as well as the family lizard Lexemo) on video, here is the video version:

    • 16 min
    Doing the Work

    Doing the Work

    It's time to do the work, get serious and start writing, how does it get done? This week Nicole discusses her three pillars to successful productivity when focusing on a writing project.
    SUBSCRIBE to Stop Writing Alone 
    https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/ 
    Join the Stop Writing Alone Network
    https://stop-writing-alone-network.mn.co
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Leonie Dawson courses  (this an affiliate links): https://leoniedawson.mykajabi.com/a/2147486919/UqXsJQRQ  Interview with Jamie Angevine on Stop Writng Alone https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/p/happy-campers-interview-jamie-angevine-fd2#details  StopWritingAlone.Substack.com https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/  STORY HOARDER Substack (The new home for Nicole’s writing): https://storyhoarder.substack.com Stop Writing Alone FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone Bookshop https://bookshop.org/shop/Stopwritingalone NV Rivera YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpPlp1EVzQhDFPdGp5w2KoQ?view_as=subscriber Buy Nicole a coffee (AKA support the podcast!) https://ko-fi.com/stopwritingalone  
    Places to connect to the STOP WRITING ALONE community and introduce yourself:
    Stop Writing Alone FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/stopwritingalone/ Join the Stop Writing Alone with Nicole Rivera FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone website: https://stopwritingalone.com/ Join the Stop Writing Alone email list: https://mailchi.mp/ff8df93e57dc/penpals  Stop Writing Alone Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/stopwritingalone/  Nicole’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/nv_rivera  The Stop Writing Alone voice number (call to introduce yourself!): (646) 907-9607   
    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!
    Kim A. Flodin https://www.kelekilove.com/ Claire Oldham West https://www.claireoldhamwest.com/  Johanna Jaquez-Peralta https://www.instagram.com/latina_livin_keto/ Emma Isaacs https://www.instagram.com/emmaisaacsdesign/ 

    • 36 min
    3 Things Before You Get Started

    3 Things Before You Get Started

    It's time to get started with a "new year" (host Nicole Rivera always defines a new school year as a sort of New's Years opportunity). In this episode Nicole talks about the 3 things she likes to do before getting started on new writing projects and new seasons: 1. clear the slate, 2. choose YOUR "have tos", and 3. find (or create!) your support system.
    SUBSCRIBE to Stop Writing Alone 
    https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/ 
    Join the Stop Writing Alone Network
    https://stop-writing-alone-network.mn.co
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Leonie Dawson courses  (this an affiliate links): https://leoniedawson.mykajabi.com/a/2147486919/UqXsJQRQ  StopWritingAlone.Substack.com https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/  STORY HOARDER Substack (The new home for Nicole’s writing): https://storyhoarder.substack.com Stop Writing Alone FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone Bookshop https://bookshop.org/shop/Stopwritingalone NV Rivera YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpPlp1EVzQhDFPdGp5w2KoQ?view_as=subscriber Buy Nicole a coffee (AKA support the podcast!) https://ko-fi.com/stopwritingalone  
    Places to connect to the STOP WRITING ALONE community and introduce yourself:
    Stop Writing Alone FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/stopwritingalone/ Join the Stop Writing Alone with Nicole Rivera FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone website: https://stopwritingalone.com/ Join the Stop Writing Alone email list: https://mailchi.mp/ff8df93e57dc/penpals  Stop Writing Alone Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/stopwritingalone/  Nicole’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/nv_rivera  The Stop Writing Alone voice number (call to introduce yourself!): (646) 907-9607   
    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!
    Kim A. Flodin https://www.kelekilove.com/ Claire Oldham West https://www.claireoldhamwest.com/  Johanna Jaquez-Peralta https://www.instagram.com/latina_livin_keto/ Emma Isaacs https://www.instagram.com/emmaisaacsdesign/ 

    • 30 min
    Write With Me Friday!

    Write With Me Friday!

    Write with me this Friday: You're Invited! Friday, August 26, 2022, 2 PM Eastern Time is our next community-wide Writing Prompt Party. 
    SUBSCRIBE to Stop Writing Alone 
    https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/ 
    Join the Stop Writing Alone Network
    https://stop-writing-alone-network.mn.co
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Writing Down the Bones Deck https://bookshop.org/a/10928/9781611809008 Writing Down the Bones book https://bookshop.org/a/10928/9781611803082  StopWritingAlone.Substack.com https://stopwritingalone.substack.com/  STORY HOARDER Substack (The new home for Nicole’s writing): https://storyhoarder.substack.com Stop Writing Alone FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone Bookshop https://bookshop.org/shop/Stopwritingalone NV Rivera YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpPlp1EVzQhDFPdGp5w2KoQ?view_as=subscriber Buy Nicole a coffee (AKA support the podcast!) https://ko-fi.com/stopwritingalone  
    Places to connect to the STOP WRITING ALONE community and introduce yourself:
    Stop Writing Alone FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/stopwritingalone/ Join the Stop Writing Alone with Nicole Rivera FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205774733034348/ Stop Writing Alone website: https://stopwritingalone.com/ Join the Stop Writing Alone email list: https://mailchi.mp/ff8df93e57dc/penpals  Stop Writing Alone Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/stopwritingalone/  Nicole’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/nv_rivera  The Stop Writing Alone voice number (call to introduce yourself!): (646) 907-9607   
    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!
    Kim A. Flodin https://www.kelekilove.com/ Claire Oldham West https://www.claireoldhamwest.com/  Johanna Jaquez-Peralta https://www.instagram.com/latina_livin_keto/ Emma Isaacs https://www.instagram.com/emmaisaacsdesign/ 

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

kim smuga ,

Emotional support for writers

Most writing podcasts focus on techniques or how to get published. Stop Writing Alone is less for your writer brain, more for your writer soul. Writing is lonely, a lot of living in your own head. Having a writing group, whether it’s a critique group or just people you write with makes a big difference whether you give up, or stick with it. Nicole explains so much about what goes into finding and forming and nurturing writing communities. Episodes have lots of links and ideas, and she has great interviews with other writers about their practices and communities.

DoriAn mommy ,

The writing buddy everyone needs.

Nicole is the writing buddy everyone needs regardless of what they write.
She is the quiet voice that encourages you to just get on with your writing while giving you tips to find friends in the writing community.
There is no pressure, no judgement, and no one way to do things.
Thank you Nicole for being my writing buddy and putting out a podcast every week!

Adrienne N R ,

Resources, Resources, Resources

Exactly what I love when I dig in on a project...resources and beautiful community. Thank you Nicole for what you have created here.

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