Author Archives: Theo Nestor

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Writer

We writers sometimes fall into thinking that we must have the perfect conditions to write–the cafe thrumming with activity but not too much activity or the pristine den where a carefully curated playlist cheers us on. But the truth is … Continue reading

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“I want to double down on me.”

I’ve been pretty obsessed with Jill Soloway’s series Transparent this winter break, which led me to reading Ariel Levy’s fabulous profile of Soloway in The New Yorker titled “Dolls and Feelings.” There are a dozen reason why any emerging writer should read this profile, but the juncture of Soloway’s story that keeps replaying in my head is the one at which her career was at its lowest point and she made the decision to “double down” on herself. Continue reading

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Upcoming Writing Classes (in Seattle, Online, Beyond)

I wanted to let you know about a few new classes I’m teaching at the beginning of 2016. These are all introductory classes–ideal for someone looking to get started writing in the personal narrative genre. Sundays, Jan 3-31: I’m teaching … Continue reading

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A Short Gratitude list for a gray December Morning

1.       What genius invented the Mandarin orange? I’m not a person who likes to struggle for food. Cracking and scraping my way through a plate of crab hardly feels worth it. Shelled nuts? Seriously? Sunflower seeds? No! Yet, I love … Continue reading

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Registration now open for January Memoir Essentials Webinar with Theo Pauline Nestor

This course has now started but it is still possible to register and receive the recording of the first session. To register, pay via the pink Pay Pal button below. Memoir Essentials Webinar Starts Sunday January 3rd. Register today! “What … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Life and Writing Onstage with Cheryl Strayed

A few weeks ago I did an onstage conversation with Cheryl Strayed here in Seattle about her new book, Brave Enough, a collection of quotes that yield up her trademark no-nonsense wisdom. The entire experience was a Dear Sugar Boot … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Writing Time: August 16th at 10am Pacific

On Sunday August 16th, I’ll be offering a writing prompt webinar called “Sunday Morning Writing Time”  from 10am to 11:15am Pacific Time. During this writing prompt webinar, I will give a series of prompts designed to help you dig deep … Continue reading

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