Author Archives: Theo Nestor

Dana Montanari’s 26-Minute Memoir

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: A Writer’s … Continue reading

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Divorce Is The Worst

Divorce Is The Worst is the book you should bravely buy for your divorcing friend. You could leave it in your friend’s car after you go out for tea with him. You could go by her house with a casserole … Continue reading

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Spring News from Theo

Hi Readers, Just a quick post to tell you what I’ve been up to. This year I’ve been teaching two nine-month memoir writing classes–one through Hugo House here in Seattle and the other through the University of Washington’s Professional & … Continue reading

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Next Writing Is My Drink Webinar Begins Saturday!

Hi Readers, I hope you’re all enjoying this spring Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that the next four-week Writing Is My Drink Webinar begins this Saturday. If you’ve taken the webinar already, remember you can always return … Continue reading

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How to Write a Modern Love Teleseminar Starts Tomorrow at 1pm

Hi Readers, Just a reminder that the How to Write a Modern Love Teleseminar starts tomorrow at 1pm Pacific Time. You can find all the details and link to register below. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking to … Continue reading

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Nutgrafs for Memoirs and Personal Essays

A nutgraf is a journalistic term for the paragraph that houses the editorial heart of the story, that tells why the story matters. A nutgraf at the start of your personal essay, memoir, or book proposal is certain to improve … Continue reading

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Updated Version of Modern Love Post (That Was Sent Out Too Soon)

Hi Loyal Subscribers, The publish button was hit too soon on the Modern Love post sent out earlier this morning. Please find the updated version below. Sorry to clutter your email inbox! Cheers, Theo The Modern Love column with its … Continue reading

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