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Stop Writing Alone

Feb 27, 2020

Recently Nicole discovered, to her horror, that the one question Oprah Winfrey claims to be the single most important question for any person to answer in their lifetime -- What do I want? -- was the one question she couldn’t answer. Ever since discovering this, she has worked to find her answers in her creative life...


Jan 2, 2020

In 2001, Ray Bradbury said, “If you can write one short story a week—it doesn’t matter what the quality is to start, but at least you’re practicing, and at the end of the year you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. Can’t be done.” This year Nicole invites the Stop Writing Alone...


May 30, 2019

Allison Langer and Andrea Askowitz are the powerhouse team behind the Writing Class Radio podcast, website and community. This week Nicole Rivera, host of STOP WRITING ALONE, talks with these women about the importance of us finding our “breakout story,” writing it, and learning through teaching. During this episode...


Apr 11, 2019

Month-long binge writing challenges like Camp NaNoWriMo going on this month are fantastic motivators for writers, but there is no question that week 2 is a source of struggle for many participants. In this week’s episode, host Nicole Rivera discusses why she thinks the struggle is real and gives advice on how to cope...


Mar 21, 2019

Last week Stop Writing Alone’s host, Nicole Rivera, had the opportunity to go to Cathy Heller’s workshop Dreamtopia 2019. In this week’s episodes she shares words of wisdom applicable to writers from Cathy Heller, Andy J. Pizza, Lili Pettit, Jennifer Cohen, Amber Rae, Delanie Fischer, Jeff Goins, Heidi Stevens,...