Hi! I’m Nicole Dieker.

I’ve been a full-time freelance writer since 2012. My work regularly appears at Bankrate, Vox, Haven Life, and CreditCards.com; previously, I’ve written for Lifehacker, Popular Science, The Penny Hoarder, The Write Life, NBC News, Unbounce, and KlientBoost. I spent five years as a writer and editor for The Billfold, a personal finance blog where people had honest conversations about money.

I also teach writing, freelancing, and publishing classes (including online classes), and work one-on-one with freelancers and authors as a writing coach, developmental editor and career adviser.

My debut novel, The Biographies of Ordinary People, is a Millennial-era Little Women that follows three sisters from childhood to adulthood. Kirkus Reviews described it as “a shrewdly unique portrait of everyday America.”


What is your blog about?

The best way to answer that question is to show you what’s been posted to the blog recently:

Why should I read your blog?

Because you’re interested in freelancing, writing, problem-solving, and doing your best work.

I would prefer the Substack version!

Here’s where you can sign up for my free Substack, which posts the exact same thing as the blog except in Substack form.

How do I get in touch with you?

Please email me: dieker.nicole@gmail.com.

Who is L?

The person who agrees that what we’re creating together feels like love and home.