Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker

I'm a freelance writer & blogger.

I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & blogger. Senior editor at The Billfold, contributor to The Write Life, The Freelancer, The Content Strategist, Popular Science, and more.

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What it's like to take a 36-hour sleeper train from LA to Seattle ...

“We are going to have an adventure,” I wrote. Then I sent Mike a Facebook sticker of a sailor and a mermaid sharing a bottle of Champagne.

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The Secret to Success is Working on the Right Thing

Here’s the advice I would give: You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be persistent. You have to develop your talent and your connections. But—most of all—you have to be working on the right thing .

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The joy of telling people how much money you make

What nerd folk singer Nicole Dieker learned from putting her freelance music income online for a year.

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Excerpt from The Biographies of Ordinary People

Natalie wore a red-and-white checked dress with strawberry buttons, and she could feel the ends of her hair brush her chin.

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The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update

The personal is public, and don't you know it.

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GeekGirlCon is an Oasis of Acceptance

Copywriter Nicole Dieker on how a convention creates a welcoming space with language.

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Less time, more packaging: Amazon Prime Now tested

Even though Amazon Prime Now has been reminding me to “order now and get it by 3 pm” since I first opened the app, the checkout interface tells me I have to pay an extra $7.99 to get it within an hour.

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The Year We All Wore Kigurumi

Why did this idea spread, and not another one? Why the kigurumi, and not, say, the Forever Lazy? Why weren’t we all inspired to go out and buy really nice shoes?

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Does The Gorilla Workout Really Transform Your Body?

Is it possible that a basic calisthenics app can actually change your body? Nicole Dieker hadn’t expected it to, but nearly a year later, a friend told her “Wow, you’re getting really ripped from that app.”

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The card game we couldn't make (and then someone else did)

Our game was depraved, immoral, and filthy, but that's not why we killed it.

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16 - December - 2014 - Boing Boing

Dec 16, 2014 ... The Year We All Wore Kigurumi · Nicole Dieker at 5:43 am Tue, Dec 16, 2014 • •. Nicole Dieker on the suddenly-ubiquitous animal onesies....

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Popehat's #Gamergate rants. Cory Doctorow on Mon, Oct 27, 2014. GeekGirlCon is an oasis of acceptance. Nicole Dieker on Tue, Oct 21, 2014. Vultures circle ......

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Contributors - Boing Boing

... Elisabeth Soep (10); Rob Pegoraro (9); Jim Rugg (9); Dan Ruderman (9); Kristen Philipkoski (8); John Baichtal (8); Nicole Dieker (8); Maureen Herman (8)  ......

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23 - February - 2015 - Boing Boing

Feb 23, 2015 ... Nicole Dieker at 2:00 am Mon, Feb 23, 2015 • 48 •. Even though Amazon Prime Now has been reminding me to “order now and get it by 3 pm” ......