Hello! I’m Nika. Since 1999, I’ve been writing online (The Y2K problem, the millennium bug, the one where the world almost ended – remember that?) as a journalist, copywriter, blogger, ghostwriter, and book author.

Working with media orgs (NUJ, Women Writers’ Network, Women in Journalism, DMA) in my spare time to help indie writers make a living in a tough industry.

I’ve worked online for 25 years (often for free or low pay, as that was the internet culture at the time), and I keep coming back to the humble email newsletter. It was my first copywriting job, and I still think they are the best thing since sliced bread!

As Stodzy @ Copyblogger says, “I think words are still the most powerful channel on the internet”. Everything starts with a script. Writing is thinking; best of all, it’s accessible to all.

There’s never been a better time to be a writer – there are no gatekeepers. But that means the bar is high, and quality matters.

I’m excited the tide is turning with platforms like Substack creating a culture where writers can build relationships with readers, and earn more from their creative work.

And curious to discover the opportunities for us all with web 3, AI, and the future of media. I’ll be digging into this!

I have a degree in English Literature and a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism. I’ve written 12 creative non-fiction books (Hodder, Hamlyn, Wiley, Barrons) and won the 2022 UK Enterprise Award (SME News) for most innovative SaaS company.

My first book is a guide to orgasms. My next one might be serialised on Substack.

More juicy reads here

I live in a delightfully tiny studio in St Leonards on Sea with my daughter Julieta – teaching her everything I know about writing & entrepreneurship. She keeps me up-to-date with the latest TikTok trends.

I want to build a world-class Substack and help you do the same.

Gotta have big, hairy, audacious goals, right? Life’s too short for the in-between.

Nika x

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Ellen DonnellyFounder + Chief Coach | The Ask

“Thank you for your thoughtful questions. Answering them felt more like a journaling session than an interview. Very great!” Johanna RenothFounder | Bye, Social Media!

“Nika has written 12 books relating to health & wellness. There is fun to be had as we make The Shift to work smarter and live better. Recommended reading for Workforce Futurists!” Andy Spence, Founder + CEO | The Workforce Futurist