Summer Writing Workshop

Join our Writing Workshop as we discuss character creation and development. Our discussion will be include the book 45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt. 


Thanks for your interest in our first ever Writer's Workshop! This workshop is intended to help writers of all ages, at any stage of their writing career, as well as connect local writers with one another to form helpful and lasting connections. 

The program runs from June to mid-August (full schedule below) with meetings being held every other week on Tuesday at 6pm (with one exception for July 4th). Throughout the summer, we will be referencing Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark, as well as two other texts specific to our discussion topics. Each of these texts will be available for purchase at Old Firehouse Books at a 20% discount for workshop participants. 

We will be focusing on three topics this summer: writing practices and habits, creating plot, and character creation/development. We are currently working on bringing in guest authors to speak on these subjects during the second meeting of the month. 

If you'd like to participate in the workshop, please send an email to giving your name, age (optional), and what kind of writer you are (fiction, poetry, beginning writer, spare-moments-writer, etc.). We will add you to our email list and send you any updates about the workshop.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599635347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Writer's Digest Books - January 12th, 2012

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316014991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - January 10th, 2008

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232 Walnut Street Old Town Fort Collins, CO 80524 


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