Kerrie Flanagan




Kerrie Flanagan is an author, writing consultant, instructor with Stanford Continuing Studies, and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She is the author of The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint. In addition, she has published seventeen other books, including three series with a co-author under the pen names, C.K. Wiles and C.G. Harris. Her work has appeared in publications including Writer's Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She was the founder of Northern Colorado Writers and led the group for ten years. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of authors through classes and individual consultations. Her background in teaching, and enjoyment of helping writers has led her to present at writing conferences across the country and teach continuing studies classes through Stanford University.

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SESSION: Magazine Writing Made Simple

Currently there are over 7,000 magazines in the U.S. and they all need content. This class—taught by an accomplished freelance writer and the author of Writer’s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing—will demystify the idea that writing for magazines is difficult and only attainable for a select group. With the right tools, knowledge, and understanding of how the magazine world works, it is definitely possible to publish articles and get paid for them. Through presentation and Q&A, participants will learn the steps needed to become successful magazine writers and will leave the class ready to pitch ideas.