OSHR 1314 - The Secrets of Writing Bestselling Novels (Advanced)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course is designed for the more advanced writer; those who either have experience in pursuing commercial publication, or those who have taken Grant’s first class. The focus will be a practical, hands-on exploration of these topics.

Getting published is a challenge; making it big an even bigger challenge. But there are secrets that can tilt the odds in your favor. Join Grant Blackwood in this interactive course as he shares the secrets and techniques he’s developed over his 27-year career. Explore in-depth topics such as:

  • The five elements all bestseller commercial fiction books share
  • Outlining: your novel’s roadmap
  • Developing rough story ideas and turning them into a finished product
  • Story versus plot and the all-important premise line.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.