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  • April 07, 2020
  • June 09, 2020
  • 10 sessions
  • April 07, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • April 14, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • April 21, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • April 28, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 05, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 12, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 19, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • May 26, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • June 02, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • June 09, 2020, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • Online


  • Instructor: M.M. Wittle |

    Sometimes our stories can only be told in small pieces. Sometimes a picture and a tag line can tell a story better than any prose can do. In this workshop, attendees will see how one author used poetry, prose, and pictures to write about the most difficult thirty years of her life. Attendees will also be given some writing prompts to help them see how they can piece their memoir together using photos, poetry, and prose.
  • Instructor: Bernadette Marie |

    If you've been writing stories by the seat of your pants, learn how to develop an easy and effective visual story arc to help keep your manuscript flowing nicely. In this workshop we will learn how to map out a story without giving up that free-for-all pantser attitude.
  • Instructor: Bonnie McKnight |

    Dialogue is crucial to storytelling. In this interactive class, we will explore the dos and don’ts of dialogue. Review proper punctuation (like where to put that dang comma), learn how to make your conversations sound more natural, and consider the use and misuse of common dialogue tropes. Bring your questions as we discuss these aspects of dialogue and more
  • Instructor: Steven Dunn |

    This is the title of a Lydia Davis essay in the anthology Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Davis discusses how doubt and dissatisfaction with writing or with existing forms may result in the creation of new forms. We’ll use Davis’ ideas to talk about the power of fragments and other forms that don’t pretend to be whole, and some reasons why we may or may not feel pressure to write “complete stories.” What can it look like when our writing responds to doubt and dissatisfaction? Be prepared for three five-minute writing exercises during this one-hour course.
  • Instructor: Michelle Dotter |

    There's nothing more valuable than a good critique partner or beta reader, one who gives feedback that writers can really trust. Join a professional editor sharing tips for how to give criticism that gets at the heart of the revision process—and how to use criticism in improving your own book.
  • Instructor: Jason Brick |

    Writers are smart, but not many of us have been trained in the basics of business. Marketing, management, project structure, organization, and systems are as important to your writing business as they are to the scrapbooking shop next door and the karate school down the block. In this session, Jason will work with you on the basics of writing as a business, and help you develop a comprehensive plan to meet your writing goals.
  • Instructor: Kristin Owens |

    Novel revisions can be overwhelming! Misspellings, over-used terminology, verb tense, dialogue tags, not to mention strengthening scenes and descriptions... it’s a lot to tackle. If you’re stuck on what to do when, and how, this webinar is for you. In seven editorial passes, you’ll have a polished manuscript you’ll be proud of.
  • Instructor: Cynthia Swanson |

    For novelists, there is true challenge—and also great reward—in writing multiple points-of-view. Do you focus on a single main character, with all other POVs secondary? Do you alternate among several key POVs? How do you make your various characters’ voices distinctive? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll look at successful multi-POV novels, and discuss how participants can effectively incorporate multiple POVs into their own works.
  • Instructor: Thea Rademacher |

    What do writers need to know to steer clear of legal problems? Being an author requires you to understand you’ve created a business, and consequently, there are some things you need to know about: defamation and other tort law claims, tax issues, contract provisions. If these matters are not fully understood before signing, an author could spend sleepless nights full of regret. Led by a former social justice lawyer turned publisher, this presentation introduces authors to a multitude of relevant legal issues with the idea that it is much better to avoid a problem than to have to fight to fix it. Participants will receive an e-book written by the presenter, as well as sample forms.
  • Instructor: Leslie Vedder |

    Come learn tips and tricks for building a rich and effective world, bringing details to life, and avoiding pesky info dumps. This session is specifically geared toward writers of sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative genres.

Registration is closed

Northern Colorado Writers is excited to offer its members 10 Webinars  for 10 weeks for only $100.  (Or each individual webinar for $15). Join us each Tuesday as a variety of instructors cover topics covering the business and the craft of writing and editing. Here is a list of the instructors and the sessions they will teach:

Bonnie McKnight - Dos and Don'ts of Dialogue

Steven Dunn - Form as Response to Doubt

Michelle Dotter - Getting and Giving Great Feedback

Jason Brick - It’s Not a Book, It’s a Business

Kristin Owens - Seven Drafts to a Finished Novel 

Cynthia Swanson - The Multi-POV Novel

Thea Rademacher - Writing, Publishing, and the Law

Leslie Vedder - Worldbuilding in Genre Fiction

MM Wittle  - Flash Creative Non-Fiction

Bernadette Marie - Go With the Flow: Story Arc Mapping for the Recovering Pantser 

Note: All webinars will be recorded and available to registrants after the event date so that you never have to miss one, even when life gets in the way. 

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