January 20, 2018

Writing Young Adult Fiction

Keys to Writing Young Adult Fiction by Caitlin Berve Writing young adult fiction is often thought of as just writing “books about teenagers,” but it is so much more than that. Reaching both teenagers and adults, YA has the largest audience of any category of literature. It is one of the newest, largest, and fastest […]

Writing Your Blog

3 Ways to Get Started Writing Your Blog Setting up a blog is easy. There are free websites that go through the entire blog-building process step-by-step. If you don’t want to do all the work, you can pay someone else to set up a blog for you. It is writing your blog that can be […]

Become a Topic Expert or Thought Leader with Sam Horn

Sam Horn can help you stand out! Intrigue expert, Sam Horn has been teaching and coaching leaders, authors, innovators and business people to rise above the competition and stand out.  If you want to distinguish yourself, you need to be a thought leader or topic expert in your field.  Writing a book or giving compelling […]

The Truth About Writing a Book: Phil Goodstein spills the beans

Join this intimate and informative evening, February 7, 2017, with prolific Denver historian Phil Goodstein to learn about his experience and process in writing and publishing 24(!) books on Denver history. Space is limited, so don’t wait too long to sign up! Not all Phil’s books have been bestsellers, but several of Phil’s books have […]

CFU spring course catalog is out! See the new classes now

See all the new classes in the CFU spring course catalog now.  Get a jump start on registering.  The new catalog will be available in racks around town soon and in your mailboxes within a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, you can browse through the flip book version to look at the full listing […]

Travel Writing: The Easy Way!

Do you have a wanderlust but no way to pay for it? Consider travel writing! Travel writers stay in the best hotels, eat the finest food and experience VIP treatment for FREE! Join the travel columnist for the San Diego Community Newspaper Group, Ron Stern as he shares his inside knowledge of travel writing. You […]

Writers’ Workshop with Bobbie Christensen: Get Your Book Written & Published

Unfortunately, Bobbie had an emergency medical event and will not be able to come to Colorado to teach this class. We are so sorry to disappoint everyone (U.S. Too!) but hope she recovers quickly and can visit us again very soon. Writers will find this half-day workshop is the ticket to getting their books written […]

Confessions of a Binge Reader by Rick Gustafson

Hello, my name is Rick, and I’m a binge reader. It has been nine months since I last binged on a book series, and in that time, I have strived to diversify my reading list. I’m pretty sure my wife had always suspected me of binge reading despite my best efforts to hide the overloaded […]

3 Essential Habits for Increasing Creativity by Steven Fischer

Creativity is a natural part of being human. As the educator Ken Robinson notes, it’s not an ability a person has or doesn’t have. It’s inherent; it’s just a matter of understanding how the creative process works and exercising it each day. The idea generator inside of us can grow strong and healthy if we […]

The First Time I Ever Killed Someone by Rick Gustafson

Put a bunch of mystery writers together in the same room, typically in a hotel barroom at Left Coast Crime or some other crime-writers conference, and the topic of conversation will undoubtedly wander from the state of the publishing industry to murder. Stories about how a certain characters met a gruesome demise typically become more […]