Theo Pauline Nestor
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Category Archives: Theo Finding Her Voice
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
The Reason to Find Your Voice Is So You Can USE It
For the last four years, the place all my work has circled around has been this thing, this force, this process called “finding your voice.” It started here, really, when this Writing Is My Drink blog came into being in … Continue reading
Getting Past “Write Every Day” Writing Advice
When I was in my 20s and 30s and wanting to be a writer (and yet not quite, um, writing), the only type of writing advice that seemed to come my way was some version of Hemingway’s credo “You must … Continue reading
Sign Up for the Writing Is My Drink Webinar!
The date for this class has now passed. You can still purchase recordings of this class for $49.00 by clicking on the pink Pay Pal button below. This coming April, I’ll be teaching next session of the webinar based on … Continue reading
Try This: Create a Timeline of Your Creative History
Hi Readers, At the end of each chapter of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too), I included “Try This” activities designed to help lead you into your … Continue reading
Getting My Writing Groove Back
Good news, Readers: I’ve been given a new writing deadline.* How badly did I need a deadline? Very. I’ve been out of my writing groove, a direct result no doubt of launching a book about finding my writing voice. Life … Continue reading
Find Your Tribe; Find Your Voice.
Miles Davis once said, “Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.” And while Davis was talking about music, the very same could be said about writing. Part of what I found … Continue reading
Join Me at Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive!
Hi Readers, When I was writing the book Writing Is My Drink, I kept three books stacked together on my desk: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, The Right to Write by Julia Cameron and Writing Down the Bones by … Continue reading
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The One Question Every New Writer Wants Answered
On the last day of the quarter, I often ask students in my memoir class to write down on an anonymous slip of paper a question about writing. When I did this recently, I received a number of questions about … Continue reading
Where I’ve Been Lately
Hi Readers–if I still have readers–please, tell me I do, I loathe blog posts that begin with how guilty the blogger feels for a great absence from blogging–so I won’t fall into that trap here, but it has been a … Continue reading