OSHR 1332 - The Craft of Novel Writing

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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.

Has procrastination kept you from writing that novel? Learn the craft of novel writing from award-winning author, Chuck Barrett. This course covers the writing process, character development, plot, conflict, setting, point-of-view, dialogue, and more. You will learn the building blocks of novel writing, have the opportunity to hone your skills, and find inspiration to write that novel you’ve always wanted to.

Readings: King, Stephen, On Writing, Pocket Books. ISBN: 978-0-7434-5596-1. Morrell, David, The Successful Novelist, Sourcebooks, Inc.. ISBN: 978-1-4022- 1055-6.

Please Note: No class November 23.

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


Chuck Barrett

Chuck Barrett is the award-winning author of the Jake Pendleton series - Breach of Power, The Toymaker, The Savannah Project, DISRUPTION, and his latest 2018 release, Last Chance, as well as his 2015 award-winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series. Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller. He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors.