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On Writing Book Study and Workshop

  • September 11, 2021
  • October 02, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • September 11, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • September 18, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • October 02, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 1


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Stephen King is a master storyteller. His book, On Writing—part memoir and part resourceshould be a mainstay in every writer's personal library. Join Kerrie Flanagan and NCW in an intensive four-week workshop to help you delve deeper into your own writing by exploring King's timeless advice. By using On Writing  as the primary resource, participating in discussions, doing exercises, and examining your own work in progress, you will better understand your own writing and how to make it stronger.

This class is for writers who are serious about making their writing the best it can be and who are willing to put in the work to do so. There will be required reading and assignments before each session. The class is designed for those working on fiction (novels, novellas, short stories) and creative nonfiction (memoir and essay) in any genre.

Topics to be covered:

  • Writing tools (word choice, structure, etc...)
  • Dialogue
  • Description
  • Backstory
  • Productivity
  • Approaches towards writing
  • Good writing/bad writing

Class Requirements:

  • At least one work in progress
  • A copy of On Writing : A Memoir of the Craft (ISBN-13 : 978-1982159375)
  • Commitment to attend all classes, complete all assignments, and be an active participant during class
  • Willingness to work hard and have fun


September 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 02, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NCW Members:$120  General Admission:$160

All classes will be held in the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
225 S Meldrum St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Kerrie Flanagan is an author, writing consultant, instructor with Stanford Continuing Studies, and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She is the author of The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint.  In addition, she has published sixteen other books, including three series with a co-author under the pen names, C.K. Wiles and C.G. Harris. Her work has appeared in publications including Writer's Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She was the founder of Northern Colorado Writers and led the group for ten years. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of authors through classes and individual consultations. Her background in teaching and enjoyment of helping writers has led her to present at writing conferences across the country and teach continuing studies classes through Stanford University.

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