“As a fiction writer, this course saved me years of experimentation. My knowledge and practice with CNF outlier forms grew exponentially each week with the support of comments on my work that I could actually use. Nicole is a gifted teacher, writer. She is a life long learner. I never thought writing could be fun… Continue reading CNF Outliers: next session starts September 18!
"You can be a drunk, you can be a survivor of abuse, you can be an ex-con, you can be a homeless person, you can lose all your money or your job or your husband or your wife, or the worst thing of all, a child. You can even lose your marbles. You can be… Continue reading Your rare phenomenal gift, Writer. Making order out of chaos. Transforming experience into art.
Happy Friday, Writers! I hope it's been a good week for all of you. It's been an exciting week here at CNF Outliers HQ. CNF Outlier E-course Update The summer session of my CNF e-course sold out within 24 hours when registration opened on Wednesday. If you've been thinking of jumping in this session, don't… Continue reading Creative writing e-course updates
Hello Writers! Starting to daydream about summer's more laid back pace? A chance to kick back and catch up on all the books you want to read -- and more free time to write? I'm hoping to unplug for the month of August -- but until then I'm super excited to be teaching one more… Continue reading CNF Summer Love 2017!
Dear Writers, I recently shared some writing tips I thought you might find useful in an article for Donna Talarico's CNF online journal, Hippocampus, and Gabriela Pereira's wonderful DIYMFA.com blog. 4 New Ways to Tell Your Stories offers a quick breakdown of the forms I teach in my CNF Outliers e-course. Five Hacks to Make… Continue reading Creative non-fiction craft articles
"I wouldn’t allow fear to get in the way. Because it’s fear, after all, that kills us.” ~ Tori Amos, on the writing of Little Earthquakes CNF writers are brave. We share personal stories presented as truth, not disguised as poetry or fiction. When we write our stories, it's not surprising we experience fear. There's… Continue reading Tell your stories fearlessly
"I absolutely loved the first lesson, such a wonderful overview. It really helped me to contextualize some of the reading that I've absolutely loved over the past few years, and to start to deconstruct the elements of the essays that resonated with me." ~ Emily Kellogg, Toronto, Ontario "Love, love this course." ~ Karen Zey,… Continue reading CNF Outliers registration opens Monday, February 20!