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3 Ways to Crush Your Writing Goals in 2024

2024 is here, and it’s the perfect time to get serious about crushing your writing goals. Do you have a story inside you that you know needs to be told? Are you finally ready to cross “complete my memoir” off your bucket list? Want to submit your first piece to a...

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How to Heal from Grief and Loss Using Journaling

The holiday season can be particularly difficult for those of us who have experienced loss. And sometimes, it stops us from truly living. From moving forward. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to heal from grief and loss and release your...

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Looking For A Creative Writing Challenge?

Writers, I’m so excited to tell you about a fun 5-day creative writing challenge I’m hosting next week that is guaranteed to re-ignite your creativity and inspire new stories you’ll be excited to share. I’m Nicole Breit, award winning writer and creator of the Spark...

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The 5 W’s of the 555 Story Challenge

The 555 Story Challenge is for creative nonfiction writers (as well as memoir-curious poets and fiction writers!) who want to start and finish a handful of new stories in just 5 days - even if they’re feeling too busy, stuck, or uninspired to write. Watch the video...

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Another Shi**y First Draft? Try This!

If you’ve ever wanted to tear up a first draft and cry… and maybe thought about giving up on writing altogether… listen up.  I’m Nicole Breit, award winning writer and creator of the Spark Your Story Lab and I help writers craft their best work and share it with the...

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3 Keys To Writing With Ease And Flow

Writing with ease and flow may feel impossible when you’re blocked or stuck. Fortunately, writing doesn’t have to be all hard work and emotional labour for creative nonfiction authors. It can be liberating, playful and yes, even fun! I’m Nicole Breit, award winning...

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A Tool To Move Past Writer’s Block

None of us are immune to the intimidation of the blank page, no matter how long we've been writing. How to begin? Where to start? What to write? Those questions can easily spin into the "what if's". What if I have nothing to say? What if whatever I write is terrible?...

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Are lit magazines dying? What we can do to help!

Publication in a literary journal is often the first step in an emerging writer’s career. Room magazine will always hold a special place in my heart for being the first print journal to publish my work.  So when I learned that Room is struggling to stay afloat it got...

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Do This One Thing To Get Published…

So many memoir and creative nonfiction writers struggle to get their first publication credit. Here’s what they don’t realize: they’re focusing on the wrong thing to get published.  What editors and publishers are looking for isn’t the traditional hero’s journey arc...

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How To Write A First Draft In < 30 Minutes

Yes, it's possible to write a solid first draft even if you don’t have a lot of time. Especially with these three simple ways to tap creativity and boost productivity with just 30 minutes a day or less.  I’m Nicole Breit, award winning essayist and creator of the...

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Creative writing instructor Nicole Breit.

I m Nicole Breit

  • Award winning poet and essayist residing on Canada’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast, the traditional territory of the Skwx̱wú7mesh people.
  • Creative writing teacher whose passion is to help writers discover new ways to shape their memories into well-crafted narratives.