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Sunday Spotlight: Dr. Noelle Sterne

By: Marilyn L. Davis


“Share yourself often, easily, authentically and generously from wherever you are in the moment.” Amy McTear, We Need You: A Call to an Imaginal Reality


The Sunday Spotlight is on Dr. Noelle Sterne. When you read her bio, it’s impressive, but more than just her accomplishments, Noelle is generous with her knowledge. Not everyone is willing or able to convey the inner working of the writer’s mind as well as Noelle. 

I’ve appreciated her posts on Two Drops of Ink for their insights into what all writers face, and what she did to overcome the issues.

Her writings are laced with excellent solutions, humor, and experiences that we can all relate to in our writing. Click To Tweet

Back to generous – her advice is available to everyone.  I’d recommend that if anyone needs help with a dissertation, other writing projects, editing, or just feels hopelessly blocked, they should contact her through her site:


two drops of ink noelle sterne sunday spotlight marilyn l davis Bio: Dr. Noelle Sterne

Author, editor, writing coach, writing and meditation workshop leader, spiritual counselor, Noelle has published over 400 writing craft articles, spiritual pieces, essays, short stories, and occasional poems. 

Publications include Author Magazine, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children’s Book Insider, Coffeehouse For Writers, Funds for Writers, InnerSelf, Inside Higher Ed, Mused, New Age Journal, Pen & Prosper, Ruminate, Sasee, Story Monsters Ink, Transformation Coaching, The Write Place At the Write Time, Unity Magazine, Writer’s Journal, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, The Writer, and Writer’s Digest.

Academic mentor, editor and coach, with the Ph.D. from Columbia University, she helps doctoral students wrestling with their dissertations and publishes articles in several blogs for dissertation writers. Noelle has delivered requested presentations on academic writing at several universities and is a regular contributor to Abstract, the blog of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA). She also contributes pieces to other national and international publications, on dissertation issues and writing. In July and August 2018 she was one of six webinar presenters for its “Writing Gym.” Her topic: “Get Started, Continue Your Draft, and Finish!”

Eons ago, she published a children’s book of original (groanworthy) dinosaur riddles, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (What do you get when dinosaurs crash their cars?). Riddles from the book appear in several elementary school language arts texts, and the book wasfeatured on PBS’s Reading Rainbow.

A Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast (May 16, 2017) featured her story “Time to Say Goodbye” from a 2013 volume:

About Her Books

Noelle’s book Trust Your Life: Forgive Yourself and Go After Your Dreams (Unity Books, 2011) contains examples from her practice, writing, and other aspects of life to help readers release regrets, relabel their past, and reach lifelong yearnings.

Her book Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2015) is an invaluable resource for doctoral candidates.

Dr. Noelle Sterne’s Books

Author, Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2015.

Author, Trust Your Life: Forgive Yourself and Go After Your Dreams Unity Books, 2011.

Her Current Dream

As part of pursuing her writing dream, Noelle’s mission is to help other writers reach theirs and create the lives they truly desire. Taking her own advice (hard as it may be), she is completing her first novel.

Dr. Sterne’s Published posts on Two Drops of Ink



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  1. Welcome to the Spotlight Dr. Sterne! You are both knowledgeable and generous! Thank you for sharing it with us here at Two Drops. I have learned and continue to learn much from your posts.

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