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Lessons from Success: Take a Note (or Two!)

When I see my students being all adult about workshop notes, I can’t help but try to understand why I wasted so much time pushing away what I so needed to hear. The answer I come up with: I subscribed too heavily to the idea that talent reigns supreme. I believed that these critiques meant I didn’t have enough talent to BE A WRITER. Another issue: I then lacked the skill to take a comment and revise, so I found critiques overwhelming. How on earth was I suppose to use these comments? How could I pry open this formed thing and begin to rebuild? Continue reading

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Why I’m Relaunching My Coaching Biz in 2019

My life slowed down, and in that slowing my commitment to teaching and coaching deepened. Client and student successes jolted me with pleasure. Witnessing their growth and accomplishment renewed my awe for the creative process. And, I began to realize that coaching had become central to my sense of purpose, that my best work these days often happened in collaboration with a client who was in the midst of a memoir or a personal essay. So why not move coaching to the middle of my life? Continue reading

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Hello? It’s CALIFORNIA CALLING!

This week I had the pleasure to interview my dear friend and new author, Natalie Singer, on the publication of her new memoir, California Calling, a gorgeous coming-of-age story that takes a hard look at what it means to grow up … Continue reading

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

This course has now passed but it is still possible to register and receive recordings of all four sessions as well as the corresponding handouts. To register, pay via the pink Pay Pal button below. “What happened to the writer … Continue reading

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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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Preview Theo’s UW PCE Memoir Writing Class (and many others) for Free

Hi All, Readers in the Seattle area might want to take advantage of a new offer from UW’s Professional and Continuing Education Program this spring to preview many of their certificate program classes, such as my Memoir Writing certificate course.  … Continue reading

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