My Journey and WiSA's Mission

WELCOME.  I'm Niki, a passionate writer from the character-filled city of Cleveland, Ohio.

I love literature, yoga, dancing, meditating, traveling, learning from the tough stuff, and of course, sharing it all with you lovely people.

I began a life of writing at about nine years old, creating poetry books and filling notebooks and napkins every chance I got. 

These exploding words evolved into much-needed therapy for feelings, like anxiety and depression, that I couldn't yet understand, eventually teaching me to embrace the power of expression. 

Let’s find beauty in the breakdowns and space to heal in creative release.

We may often feel ashamed of our inner struggles, but it doesn't have to be that wayImmersion in explorative or meditative practices, from fishing to skydiving, tree-hugging to rock climbing, mastering the harpsichord to painting murals, helps us discover the hidden rhythm of our souls.

Write In Shining Armour is a place to let honesty and ambition prevail over heartache and hardships, revealing your true journey and path to happiness. 

From the moment I truly believed I could reach beyond my anxiety, I launched an unexpected journey for a more fulfilling life. My mission is to inspire others to create freedom and travel through their anxiety, encouraging growth through the use of self-expression and exploration. 

On the darkest days when I thought nothing could save me, reading the bold stories of those with the guts to tell them reminded me I am never alone, and neither are you.

Join me in adoring quirks, healing heartaches, and living the full lives we were meant for.

 

Awards and Publications

 

Napier, Niki. www.writeinshiningarmour.com. Write In Shining Armour. 2014-2017.

"Homeless." Hessler Street Fair. 2008

"The Freshman Fifteen." Supplemental Writing Samples for English 150. Athens: Ohio University Independent and Distance Learning Program, 2007.

"Nontraditional Sonnet 'America.'" Supplemental Writing Samples for English 150. Athens: Ohio University Independent and Distance Learning Program, 2007.

"She Will Remain Anonymous.'" Supplemental Writing Samples for English 150. Athens: Ohio University Independent and Distance Learning Program, 2007.

"Prose Poem 'My Favorite Painting.'" Supplemental Writing Samples for English 150. Athens: Ohio University Independent and Distance Learning Program, 2007.

"The Violin Man Will Never Realize." A Hidden Circus of Lunar Lights. Cleveland:Poets' and Writers' League of Greater Cleveland, 2006.

"America." The Phoenix Literary Magazine. Spring 2006.

Best Original Writing Award. Advanced English. 2006.

"The Beginning of Winter." Garfield Memory Book. 1999.