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Rental History Essay on The Billfold

An essay I wrote about some of the places I have lived is up on one of my favorite sites, The Billfold. Check it out: http://thebillfold.com/2014/04/the-rust-belt-a-biodynamic-farm-and-other-places-ive-lived/ This is my first piece of internet writing to be published (other than blogging), and I’m excited!

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: University of Wisconsin-Marinette

I’m going to be at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette on Thursday, October 24th. I’ll be giving a lecture on eating disorders, recovery, and writing, and I will probably also be visiting classes. I’ll be posting more specific details at a later date. I love visiting colleges, and I’m especially excited about this visit because I […]

Guns, Women, Writing

I haven’t written anything about this for awhile, but I’m still working on a writing project about learning how to shoot, gun culture, women and guns, and other things I can’t seem to quite categorize or pin down. The project has grown larger in scope than I originally intended, and it’s somewhat nebulous. I’ve been […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Elkins, West Virginia

I am working on logistics for some speaking engagements next academic year, and I can now share with you that I will be headed to Elkins, WV on Friday, September 13th to talk about eating disorders, body image, and recovery with middle and high school students. I am especially excited about this trip because it’s […]

Summertime

It’s summer, and the academic year has ended, which means I have a lot more free time on my hands. I’m going to be blogging again, and not just about books, writing, and psychology (although I will likely be blogging about those things as well). I’m working on some writing projects this summer, as well […]

The Sense Of Immediacy And Thoughts On Revision

I have the luxury of spending roughly four hours on writing-related ventures today (I am so lucky!) due to a fluke in my schedule and a quiet week school-wise. I have been writing like fiend, whenever I get a chance, and I have been caught up in my subject in a way I haven’t been […]

Some Musings On The Evolution Of Authorial Voice

It’s 2:23 on Wednesday, and I’m at my favorite coffee shop in Minneapolis, where I wrote the majority of Purge: Rehab Diaries. I’m drinking some Montana Gold tea, which is my new favorite tea, and watching huge, wet snowflakes fall to the sidewalk and melt. My favorite barista is working. It’s a cozy scene, and a […]

NAMW Teleseminar on the Gifts of Memoir

This Thursday evening (12/8) I will be participating in a National Association of Memoir Writers teleseminar about the gifts of memoir with fellow writer Rachael Herron. It’s free for everyone! Here’s a link: http://www.namw.org/events/namw-roundtable-discussion-rachael-herron-nicole-johns-the-gift-of-memoir/

Skype Interview About Journaling, Writing, and Publishing Purge

Amber Lea Starfire of Writing Through Life interviewed me via skype last week. She has a fantastic website with lots of writing resources that you should check out. We talked about journaling and how I used journals to help write Purge, writing, and publishing Purge. Amber asked great questions and it was a fabulous interview! […]

Literary Envy

Kerry Cohen (author of Loose Girl, which everyone should read) wrote an article about writers and envy for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop that resonated with me. Here is a link to the article: http://www.writingclasses.com/FacultyBios/facultyArticleByInstructor.php?ArticleID=94&utm_source=Gotham+Writers’+Workshop+List&utm_campaign=b105b2653f-WEB_October_Newsletter9_27_2011&utm_medium=email   I am a competitive person, and I sometimes envy other writers, which makes me feel really guilty, especially if the […]