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May 4, 2023

Episode 186: Writing Peer Letters for Better Critique Conversations

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Critique conversations can sometimes be complicated by the reader’s intention rather than serving the author of the piece being critiqued. This month, a small cohort of Stop Writing Alone members is trying out a new process...

May 4, 2023

Episode 185: "Writing Notes" for Critique and Creation

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As the Stop Writing Alone Critique Crew has begun to experiment with a new way to critique our writing, I have discovered a tool in “writing notes” that I wanted to share with the whole community. “Writing Notes” are meant to be...

Mar 23, 2023

AI is here, do you think ChatGPT is a writer’s friend or foe? This week Nicole sits down with three writers who have dove in to use tools like ChatGPT and Jasper to ask them about their experiences. Jackie Dana, Heather Huffman and Susie Taylor share how they have used these tools in their fiction, content...

Mar 2, 2023

The debate over writing prompts continues on, but is there a different way to look at prompts when you choose to do them IN community? I think so! This week I discuss why I think this “Writing Fitness with Friends” activity is something all writers should consider adding to their practice.


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Jan 21, 2023


It’s bound to happen: you are going to write something truly terrible. What do you do when your writing sucks? Nicole came face-to-face with this reality recently and recounted the experience in this week’s episode. Listen in to hear what she felt, what she learned from it, and what she’s going to do...