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."... a HUGE thank you for a fun couple of weeks.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from an intensive course... While a little intimidated at first… I leave the class with so much more confidence in my work/style. And inspired to write...

Only regret… that the class is over so quickly. THANK YOU!"

-- Jill Harrington, October 2020

-- Jill Harrington 

"As a fellow former actor, I enjoyed [Nelsie's] background in this art because [she brings] stories to life quickly and showcased what it looks like to have a vast imagination.  

IE This female character needs three characteristics- tall, brunette, wearing glasses is great but then you add she’s a ballet dancer or a drunk or both- boom, a story is born!  

That was how I saw her method, very creative & imaginative.

Last, I’d say [she's] a genuinely positive person which gives [her] a good technique in the critique.  [She's] never going to tear anyone down. [She sees] everything as good or really good but either way, [she uses ] it as a foundation to build up.  [She] never acted like a “know-it-all” or as if [she was] “better than” anyone as many teachers/instructors I’ve seen/had throughout my life.  [She teaches] like a coach and for me, it was brilliant."
-- Kate Rose

"My favorite quote from [Nelsie] was about finding our voices, and you said something [like], “Louie CK can’t be Carmen Lundell and Carmen Lundell can’t be Louie CK”.

As an instructor, [she is] so good at affirming that

everyone is unique and has something to share with the world."
-- Carmen Lundell,  Humor Writing 

"Nelsie provides a safe writing & sharing space that encouraged me

as a burgeoning writer to be vulnerable through her humor,

kindness, ability to relate to her students, and her insight.

She helps you parse through your material and find the heartbeat,

through her classes and feedback, you can tell she cares about you and your growth. By selecting Nelsie as a writing coach, you’re electing someone who will make you laugh while being encouraging and helping you tailor your voice.

Whenever I become doubtful of my writing, I remind myself of some advice

Nelsie gave our Humor Writing class...

“even though people may have told a similar story before,

no one is going to tell it as I will.” It’s a truism that I carry with me every day!!!"
-- Raquelle Garcete, Humor Writing Class, September, 2017

"What attracted me [to Nelsie] is that she is a  comedian with a proven track record- she's published a book, written and produced a play, and written and produced a movie. [Nelsie is] personable, and she feels like someone I could go to for both personal and professional advice. Writing is like therapy so in some ways [she is] a facilitator of this therapy."  
-- Lindsey Williams

"[Nelsie has] a real talent for helping your students mine the nuggets in their writing

so they can find what works, what can be extended, and what should be excluded.

[Nelsie is] really good at creating a nurturing environment for writers so they feel safe enough to try new techniques or reveal personal information.

[Her] style of teaching is perfect for students learning to write humor pieces

whether for publication or performance." 
-- Belinda Walker , Humor Writing Class, July 2019

"You are different from other writing teachers that I have had in the past because

you don't say no to your students. You believe that anything can be written

and that anything can be written well. Most teachers impose their tastes and styles

on their students without realizing it. You are always on board with your students.

You are supportive, open-minded, and progressive while still maintaining an expectation of plain ol' damn good writing! I wanted to stay in your class because of this.

Because you didn't make my writing feel like a chore or like I ever did a bummer job.

That encouragement is rare in a world where everyone thinks they know best.

I have learned from you that I can write and that hey, I even want to."
-- Anna Weintraub, Humor Writing Class

"It was a total gift in my life to have met Nelsie. Her workshop was a phenomenal experience. She is shrewd, delightful and compassionate.

She is able to get inside the performer and sense what the story is that they want to tell,

and she knows how to support your delivery of that story.

Nelsie was able to embrace exactly who I am. The work was very fulfilling and empowering.

I loved the whole experience! I'm never going to stop!"

- - Wendy  Luck, Performer, Musician

Nelsie is not afraid to dig deeper or gently push you forward,

and that's how Nelsie helped me overcome some of the biggest obstacles in my writing by providing quality feedback. Her strength is in giving proper advice;

she's like a white Oprah, if you will. It is worth repeating:

Not the advice you think you wanna hear (or maybe you do),

but the advice you need to hear--an important distinction.

I don't know if it comes naturally to her or whether after the years in the business

she has an eye for it. Nelsie takes her time to understand you and gives you feedback based on your needs, not hers.

Her invaluable advice helped me elevate my writing to a new level."

-- Jeremy Taylor,  Humor Writing Class, November 2018 

“The biggest thing I walked away with is a deeper appreciation of the potency and incredible strength inherent in each of our own stories.  The sense of community in the class

was truly special.  I could not have envisioned a more supportive environment to

explore my own voice and what I have to say.”

- - Alex Birnie, Actor, Singer