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Nicole Rivera
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Reviving Your Blog - Audience
When you decide it is time for you to revive your blog, one thing you need to consider is who you are writing for. In other words, you need to think about your audience. Keep in mind that your audience can be as large or as small as you wish.  Who Your Audi...
When you decide it is time for you to revive your blog, one thing you need to consider is who you are writing for. In other words, you need to think about your audience. Keep in mind that your audience can be as large or as s...
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My 2015 A to Z Theme Reveal
"A 2015 A to Z theme reveal? What's this? How could Nicole seriously be expecting us to care about some A to Z challenge when she hasn't even bothered to blog consistently in 2015? " I hear you. You're right. And if you just keep on moving, or realize in th...
"A 2015 A to Z theme reveal? What's this? How could Nicole seriously be expecting us to care about some A to Z challenge when she hasn't even bothered to blog consistently in 2015?" I hear you. You're right. And if you just...
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Writing Group Rules
Sometime in the past year, after my son was born, I went from being a member and co-organizer of my local writing group to being the organizer of it. It isn't a huge shift in responsibilities, but when it comes to make any "big" decisions I guess I get the ...
Sometime in the past year, after my son was born, I went from being a member and co-organizer of my local writing group to being the organizer of it. It isn't a huge shift in responsibilities, but when it comes to make any "b...
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400 Words Per Day: Advice From Terry Pratchet
400 words per day does not sound like a lot, but it adds up quickly. Just do the math: in one week you'll have 2,800 words, in thirty days you'll have 12,000 words, in half a year you'll have 72,000 words, and at the end of 365 days you'll have written 146,...
400 words per day does not sound like a lot, but it adds up quickly. Just do the math: in one week you'll have 2,800 words, in thirty days you'll have 12,000 words, in half a year you'll have 72,000 words, and at the end o...
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A friend of mine is a superfan of The Amazing Race and I still have not seen ONE Episode! For fellow fans, check out his review of what's going on!
(Warning: crap-ton of YouTube links to come. Hopefully, they'll stay intact in the time to come. Also, I've writing all this off the top of my head, so coherency might be an issue. My apologies in advance.) I suppose that in ...
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Why I Haven't Published My Novel Yet
The question plagues me: Why haven't I published my novel yet? I changed the title of this post to a statement in order to force my hand into answering this question. The boring answer is "I don't know," but that is unacceptable. This summer I bought myself...
The question plagues me: Why haven't I published my novel yet? I changed the title of this post to a statement in order to force my hand into answering this question. The boring answer is "I don't know," but that is unaccepta...
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My Favorite Moments from the 2015 Oscars
JK Simmons wins Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash The night the 2015 Oscars aired would have been my mother's 67th birthday. She was on my mind all day, of course. Then the Oscars began and the first award was given to JK Simmons who, among other bits of t...
JK Simmons wins Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash The night the 2015 Oscars aired would have been my mother's 67th birthday. She was on my mind all day, of course. Then the Oscars began and the first award was given to JK ...
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Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I don't make new year's resolutions anymore, but I have noticed one tradition that feels like it might be exactly that in disguise: Every year, right around New Year's, I read a book about organizing. Many years were brought in with books on Feng Shui, some...
I don't make new year's resolutions anymore, but I have noticed one tradition that feels like it might be exactly that in disguise: Every year, right around New Year's, I read a book about organizing. Many years were brought ...
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Audiobook Review: The Swap by Megan Shull
I have one question: where was Megan Shull's The Swap when I was in middle school, or even high school?! I know the old adage says not to judge a book by its cover, but it really hasn't steered me wrong yet. In another desperate quest to occupy my brain wit...
I have one question: where was Megan Shull's The Swap when I was in middle school, or even high school?! I know the old adage says not to judge a book by its cover, but it really hasn't steered me wrong yet. In another desp...
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Crying Tears of Book Joy
I don't know if it is mommyhood, or too many episodes of Parenthood , but I have become a crier. My twelve year old self would be so ashamed. She deserves it, of course, for all of the times she made fun of her own mom for crying at the drop of a sappy comm...
I don't know if it is mommyhood, or too many episodes of Parenthood, but I have become a crier. My twelve year old self would be so ashamed. She deserves it, of course, for all of the times she made fun of her own mom for cry...
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Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe for #SuperBowl Time!
I love the Superbowl. This is not to say I am an avid football fan, though I do like to watch games every now and again, but the Superbowl was always something of a holiday here in our home. Mom used to drive around the neighborhood looking for any places w...
I love the Superbowl. This is not to say I am an avid football fan, though I do like to watch games every now and again, but the Superbowl was always something of a holiday here in our home. Mom used to drive around the neigh...
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Last week's episode of #Parenthood got me thinking... and crying, just like pretty much every other episode! #nbcparenthood  
This post could also be called "How Parenthood Made Me Cry Last Week." For fans of this show, you know this is a post that could have been written weekly after each episode! Unfortunately for us, the sob-fest is coming to an ...
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It is their M.O. I have no idea how they do it, but every single week there is something!!!
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RIVERA (me) RUNS (like hell) THROUGH (over and around) IT (reading, writing, viewing, growing and healing)
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Nicole is a life-long Staten Islander, happily married to the love of her life who shares her love of stories, all things geek, but most of all, the joy of raising their first child together (born in May 2014). She's a former teacher turned blogger evolving into a writer and enjoying every bit of the ride!!
Come see my words at http://www.RiveraRunsThroughIt.com
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*Taught Mathematics in a NYC Public High School for 12 years. *Has an Erdos number of 2. *Can discuss, based on first-hand experience, what it is like to be on the brink of blindness due to a rare disease. *Has completed two novels (drafts) that are currently in editing phases.
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