“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!
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!
"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!
Recently one of my personal essays, Shame Shame, was published at Hippocampus, an online literary magazine devoted to memorable creative non-fiction. I was so excited when I received the acceptance email over Christmas, I leaped out of my chair, screamed and jumped up and down. Acceptances are rare! But word that my piece would finally… Continue reading Full Circle: A Collaboration