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Vicki Noll is a creative writer, a blogger, and a creativity coach specializing in helping writers get out of their own way. She writes about life, travel, leadership, parenting, and spirituality. She also is currently working on a cozy mystery and a book of essays. Her work has appeared in Walking Magazine, Slice of Life Literary Journal, Grit Magazine, The Polishing Stone, The Akron Beacon Journal, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, and she has had the honor of receiving the Thurber Treat Award from the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio for a humor essay as well as finishing 9th in the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Contest.
She currently lives in Westerville, Ohio with her smart husband and brilliant German Shepherd puppy, Mika.
If you’re still reading this page, that means you’re one of those inquiring minds who really wants to know all the details. Unfortunately, I feel like a kid coming home from school who answers the question, ‘what’d you learn in school today?’ with the very articulate “Nothing”.
I think all there is to know is this:
As a writer, I’ve been published, have received some encouragement from editors and agents and have a large, almost-museum-quality collection of rejection letters. The only thing that makes me different from Stephen King is that he’s rich, famous, and has gotten just a couple of movie deals for just a few of his books. However, we both have a fine collection of rejection letters and that fact is very comforting to me.
As a traveler, I’m out to learn and experience as much of this world as I can. Travel expands my thinking, my attitudes, and my soul. The only thing that makes me different from Rick Steves is that instead of expanding his credit card debt from things like airline tickets and hotel rooms, he’s expanding his savings account…but the important thing is that we both love to learn and experience this world through travel.
As a Writing and Life Coach, I want everyone in the world to have that feeling I get when I’ve created something of value. I imagine it’s a feeling much like runner’s high or that euphoric feeling we women have after giving birth and the labor pain is in the past. The only thing that makes me different from Martha Beck is the number of books we’ve each published: Martha 9; Vicki 0; and the fact that Martha knows Oprah! Still, the important thing is that we both want to empower others to live up to their potential.
My goal is to inspire everyone in the world to create something every day…a loving way of life, a drawing, a photograph, a sculpture, a business, or a sandcastle on the beach, a potholder!
Every creation makes a difference to at least one person in this world.