About Nichole

happy kidsSee these kids? They are why I write. My name is Nichole. I’m a writer, a wife and mother.  I’m a small business owner.  I’ve lived a difficult life and have come out stronger for it.  I love my life.

bumpy start NaNoWriMoI am a graduate of California State University of Fresno with a BA in English.  I am part of the Fresno Scifi and Fantasy Writers group (though we haven’t met in quite a while).  I am heavily influenced by the writers Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Jane Austen, Henry D. Thoreau, Elizabeth Gaskell and the Bronte sisters.  I love many others but it would take too long to list them all.

I care about people.  I want them to know they are worth it and that no matter how hard this life gets, there’s beauty everywhere if we open our eyes.  There is always hope.  There is always a way.

Two recent posts that have floored me with their response are:

  1. Bullying Made Me a Writer
  2. Silly People, Mother’s Day Is For Kids

These two posts are deeply personal and I have been amazed at the stories people have sent me about their own personal experience with these two topics.

I try to learn something in every experience I have so I am often writing about the area I live, my garden, writing experiences and things my kids have taught me.

While this blog is centered on writing, so much of what I learn pertains to much more then that. For example, my post on how to function at 5:00am or earlier, isn’t just about getting up early so  you can write. It’s about getting up early so you can conquer the world and achieve your goals.

I have a series called “Writing Is Like” where I compare writing to something else. The first three posts are:

  1. Writing Is Like Losing Weight
  2. Writing Is like Photography
  3. Writing Is Like Going To A Dance

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