Welcome to the Worthy Writers Podcast!
Patience & Inspirational Writing With Nicole Spindler – Listen on Spotify and all major platforms (LISTEN HERE)
On today’s episode, we welcome Nicole Spindler – writer, public speaker, learning & development enthusiast, and lover of all things Pittsburgh (her hometown). She graduated from John Carroll University, specializing in human resources and management with a minor in Spanish language and culture.
She published her first book, a memoir titled Beyond Life’s Moments, in December 2020 and her debut fiction novel, The Reason Why, in May 2022.
Nicole loves spending time with family, friends, exploring Pittsburgh, traveling, staying active, mentoring fellow authors as they write their first books, and scouring the local bookstores with a cup of coffee or tea in hand.
She and I share a passion for inspiring others through our written work.
We chat about vulnerability in writing and how to find the balance of sharing openly without oversharing, whether you’re writing memoir or fiction.
Though her writing experiences have mainly been positive, there are always challenges that come in. She wrote a memoir, which involved her family and interviews from others in their traumatic journeys. When there’s more people involved, it takes more tact to write a book well.
Not only does she write from personal experiences, but she writes fiction with themes of relationships, the pandemic, and navigating the online world. Though much of her work is modern, relatable, and based on true events, she does not see her work in the “self-help” category. It is much more than that and reaches a wide audience across multiple generations.
One of the main takeaways we hope you receive from this episode is that patience is key in succeeding in your goals. Have the courage to get your story out there and the gain the knowledge on the best way to publish. Your stories will get people talking, and all you need to do is start writing.
How do you bring patience into your writing life?
When writing more personal work, how do you know if you’re under-sharing or over-sharing?
What impact do you hope to have on your readers?
Never forget that you are worthy!
Kirsten McNeill: Confidence & Writing Lifestyle Coach | Book Editor | Artisan