February 13, 20
2/13-Magazine Writing Made Simple
Magazine Writing Made Simple-Completed
Taught by Kerrie Flanagan
Currently there are over 7,000 magazines in the U.S. and they all need content. This master class, taught by accomplished freelance writer and author of Writer’s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, Kerrie Flanagan, will demystify the idea that writing for magazines is difficult and only attainable for a select group. With the right tools, knowledge and understanding of how the magazine world works, having articles published and getting paid for them, is definitely possible. Through a discussion, lecture, and activities, participants will learn the steps needed to become successful magazine writers and at the end of this class, will leave ready to pitch ideas.
In It For the Long Haul: Tools and Tips for Writing Fiction Series-Completed
Taught by Kerrie Flanagan & Carol Van Natta
Fiction readers love series. Writing a series allows authors to create extended story lines, introduce more characters, and go into greater depth with world building. However, all these wonderful features can soon become a magpie’s nest of dangling plots and orphaned characters if not managed effectively. In this session, authors Carol Van Natta and Kerrie Flanagan will provide the tools and strategies to help identify and track all the elements of a series whether it includes three books or fifteen.
Listen UP! The Scoop on Audiobooks
Taught by Kerrie Flanagan
Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry. With smart phones, speakers like Alexa and bluetooth technology, people are listening to more audio content while cooking, driving, exercising or sitting on the sofa. Now is the perfect time for authors to venture into the world of audiobooks, but there are important things to understand before taking that step. In this workshop, author Kerrie Flanagan will cover the listening and buying habits of audiobook consumers, the variety of options for publishing an audiobook and the components that go into a successful audiobook. Under her pen name, C.G. Harris, she and her coauthor have published 4 audiobooks.
About the Instructors
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 fourteen 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. 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 writing classes through Stanford University. www.KerrieFlanagan.com.
Carol Van Natta
Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling and award-Winning science fiction and fantasy author. Series include the Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series that starts with Shifter Mate Magic and Shift of Destiny, and the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series that starts with Last Ship Off Polaris-G, Overload Flux, and Minder Rising. She is the editor and publisher of the upcoming Pets in Space 6 science fiction anthology. Additionally, she has taught numerous writing seminars at Northern Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Denver Pop Culture Con, Fort Collins Comic Con, Anomaly Con, Whimsy Con, and more. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a resident mad scientist and just the right number of equally mad cats. Author.CarolVanNatta.com.
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Each session is done via Zoom. The recording will be available for 2 weeks for participants.