C Noah Pelletier's Posts

Noah is a staff writer at Matador Network and a writing coach at MatadorU. He was born and raised in North Carolina, holds a marketing degree, and a certificate in Creative Nonfiction from UCLA. A former door-to-door salesman, drug store manager, and claims adjuster in a large insurance company, Noah quit his job and moved to China to begin writing. He now lives in Düsseldorf, Germany, where his work has been published both in print and online. His book, No Experienced Required: A Memoir of Crummy Jobs, is forthcoming in 2014.

[Feature photo: Les Haines] If you really want to make it as a writer you must decide on the niche you want to write in. If you have never thought about your niche target, consider it well, as wit…
[Feature photo: Ethan Lofton] IN ORDER to succeed as a writer, you have to know more than just how to construct a well-written story; you have to know when to give up on a story. In other words, h…
[Feature photo: eric wittman] I was recently at an Amsterdam bar when, out the window, I saw a man blowing fireballs in the middle of a busy street. Amused, I pointed it out to a girl standing ne…