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My GIFT to you

In today’s video, I want to tell you about a gift I’ve made to support you on your writing journey!   Watch The Video Here.  In ‘The Secret To Getting Published Now’, You’ll learn:   What my gift to you is Why it is so special What is included in this gift...

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FREE writer’s block workshop

I’m Nicole Breit, creator of the Spark Your Story Lab. I love introducing my community to inspiring teachers who can help them unlock their stories, and today I want to share three reasons I hope you’ll join me and Janelle Hardy on May 26 for a live writer’s block...

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The Secret To Getting Published Now

Write a book proposal. Find an agent. Build a platform on social…The to do list to get a first book published can feel totally overwhelming. But there’s a secret to getting published faster… I’m Nicole Breit, award winning writer and creator of the Spark Your Story...

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How Writing Speculative Nonfiction Can Help You Heal

Carl Jung wrote that healing lives in the realm of the imaginal and I believe this is true. Although the first rule of creative nonfiction is “you can’t make stuff up”, one of the most healing stories I’ve ever written was speculative nonfiction. It was entirely...

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How To Know If You’re Ready To Write About Grief + Loss

Have you ever heard these words of advice: write from the scar, not the wound? For me, writing has always been a primary tool for healing, so the advice to wait to write about pain doesn’t make sense. Writers do ask me, though, how they’ll know when they’re ready to...

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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...

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How To Write (Even If You’re Stuck/Busy/Tired)

Maintaining a consistent writing practice can be REALLY hard. Life is busy, and finding the time to write is something I struggle with, myself! Knowing how to write (even if you’re stuck/busy/tired) is an important skill for all creative nonfiction writers.  Now if...

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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.