“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!
"Your fear must not be allowed to make decisions about creativity, passion, inspiration, dreams. Your fear doesn't understand these things, and so it makes the most boring possible decisions about them." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear I love Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic. And I love how she so… Continue reading Distract your writer fear with form
Thank you to everyone who watched the free webinar Rachel Thompson and I hosted on Thursday on how to write about trauma and loss. So many of you turned in live, asked questions, and shared difficult personal stories. It was a powerful, moving experience for me to be a part of. If you didn't catch… Continue reading Tips for writing about trauma and loss
"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!