Author Archives: Theo Nestor

Getting More Writing From Yourself–Without the Use of Force

I am against forcing myself to do things that I supposedly enjoy doing. I’m against force, rules, and quotas because I reliably get terrible results every time I forget that “being disciplined” doesn’t work for me. When I tell myself … Continue reading

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Zeenat Arsiwalla’s 26-Minute Memoir

Hi Readers, In 2009 I started a blog called 26-Minute Memoir and started publishing 26-Minute Memoirs–stories that describe the essence of your life written in 26 minutes–from students, friends, Facebook and blog followers. In my book Writing Is My Drink: … Continue reading

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Shakuntala Rajagopal’s 26-Minute Memoir

Hi Readers, In 2009 I started a blog called 26-Minute Memoir and started publishing 26-Minute Memoirs–stories that describe the essence of your life written in 26 minutes–from students, friends, Facebook and blog followers. In my book Writing Is My Drink: … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for Better Writing Groups

A rocking writing group can be the wind beneath your wings, your port in a storm, your Rock of Gibraltar, your Cheers where everybody knows your name, and every other cliché about feeling both safe and inspired. A strong writing group … Continue reading

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New Session of Memoir Essentials Webinar Starts October 5th!

This class has already started, but you can still register and receive the recording of the first class meeting. “What happened to the writer is not what matters; what matters is the large sense that the writer is able to … Continue reading

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The Secret to Finding Your Writer’s Voice

So how do you “find your voice” as a writer? You find it by spending more time writing and spending more of your writing time focused on the material you really need to be working on, what I like to … Continue reading

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Just Start Something. Anything.

The 26-Minute Memoir Project started as a dream. I woke up from the dream and wrote for 26 minutes, trying to capture the essence of my life. That was five years ago–before I started the blog Writing Is My Drink … Continue reading

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