Find the fire in your writing!

May 12, 2022

I hope you’ll join me, in person or via livestream, for Creative Writing 1 (May 31 to June 14) and Creative Writing II (July 12 to July 25), as part of Colorado Mountain College’s summer offerings. Each class is $79 (community education, non-credit course).

Session I: We begin with why write? and then analyze power tools: word choice, clarity, intention and creating mood, tone, and tension. Next we will analyze what makes memorable characters – fiction and nonfiction, and how to create them and their settings. Last, we look at revision, the heart of writing – self-editing, deleting the parts no one reads.

Session II: We will look at structure, using the word tools from Session 1: every story needs a beginning, middle and end, fiction and nonfiction. Every character needs a quest, from picture books to essays. As we analyze the purpose of dialogue, we will create dialogues. Finally, as we delve deeper into revision strategies, we’ll discuss the bigger questions such as, what do I want my reader to remember and why? Finally, we’ll look at the process and choice of publishing goals and strategies.

Register here, before the class is full.

Creative Writing I and II

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...