Author: Nicole Roccas

We’re Back! (Ep 023)

In this episode, Sarah and Nicole talk about their writing summers and share what they’ve recently learned about submitting book proposals and finishing book projects. Plus, a tip and tool about Google Voice. Resources we mention in this episode: Nicole’s new blog series on writing with depression: https://www.nicoleroccas.com/1240-2/ Google Voice: https://voice.google.com Alternatives for people outside…
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“When I write–joy!” Alexander Schmemann on Writing

I’ve recently begun re-reading the Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann (1973-1983). Schmemann, if you haven’t heard of him before, was a highly influential scholar of liturgy and sacramental theology who died in 1983. He wrote from an Eastern Orthodox perspective, though his work is read and loved by Christians of many traditions. His journals, I’d…
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I’m starting a new podcast with my husband!

Have you ever doubted? Do you ever feel like you’re leading a double life, split between the faithful pilgrim in the pews, and the burned-out, faithless failure who secretly wonders if God is even there? If the answer is yes, you might enjoy the podcast my husband and I are launching with Ancient Faith Radio.…
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5 Audible Books that Put Me to Sleep (in a Good Way)

When I got married five years ago, I dreaded being unable to sleep in the same bed as someone else. I’m a light sleeper and growing up, the only way I could fall asleep was with a huge box fan right next to my bed for the white noise. I’d long since weaned myself off…
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Writing with Depression: A New Series on This Blog

One of the major themes of this blog and the Writing on Wednesday Podcast is the pursuit of a happy, healthier (writing) life. If I’m honest, a sizable personal challenge on that front is depression–not the severe, debilitating kind, thank God, but the kind that creeps up imperceptibly, gradually making a balanced, energizing sense of…
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Creative Cross-Training: Genealogy

Last month, I submitted my latest book manuscript to my publisher. I still have to get through the editing process before it’s published later this year, but like many writers, I’m already thinking about what book to work on next. The problem is, I’m not one of those authors who can just jump right into…
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Under the Laurel Tree: The Story of My Next Book

Four years ago, I found out that something I assumed would be a given–something I had grown up staking my heart on–may never come to be.

The Best 5 Books I’ve Read This Summer

My favorite thing to do during the summer (besides eating ice cream, finding a lake to swim in, drinking chilled white wine against a setting sun, etc.) is to “go to bed early,” by which I mean pretend to be tired at 8:30 PM but secretly lay in bed for three hours reading FUN BOOKS.…
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Give Me a Break: Highlights from July in Wisconsin

Wisconsin isn’t perfect but there is something about it that makes me feel whole

We’re Going on Summer Break, Plus Strategies for Work-Related Writing

This is our last episode until the fall! We’ll miss you! Check out our episode archives here: www.writingonwednesdays.com  On to today’s episode… When you’re writing for your job, start with your why–why do you write for this organization? What’s the purpose of your writing, for you and for them. 4 Challenges in Work-Related Writing You…
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