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How to Use Lists to Generate Endless Writing Ideas with Nathan Brown

July 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT


Saturdays, July 1 & 8, 10am-1pm CST, Hybrid (in-person and online)
Instructor: Nathan Brown

Nonmember: $140; Member: $120; Student/Vet/Mil $75





Master the art of the list and never get caught without something to write about!


Many writers, from Dickens to Twain, and Hemingway on up to Stephen King, had (or have) a daily writing practice, and many say this discipline was their ‘great teacher’ when it comes to the craft of writing. In this open genre workshop, we will demystify the idea of “writer’s block,” explore techniques to maintain a sustainable daily writing practice, and discuss what works and doesn’t work for busy writers. This will be a generative workshop, so you will leave this workshop with plenty of ideas. 

This course is open to adult writers of all genres and all skill levels. 

Students will leave this workshop with the following: 

  • Ideas on how to use lists to generate material and organize it into “themes” 
  • Guidance on how to establish and maintain a daily writing practice 
  • Time management tips on scheduling “bite-sized” writing time and getting the work done
  • Writing topics to explore and develop after the class

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, where he’s taught for over 20 years. He served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013-14, and now travels full-time performing readings, concerts, workshops, and speaking on creativity, poetry, and songwriting.

Nathan has published over 20 books. Most recent are his new collection of poems, In the Days for Our Resilience, the fourth in a series now known as the Pandemic Poems Project, and a new travel memoir, Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large. A previous collection, Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award.

He’s written at least one poem a day for the last twenty-five years and says nothing has taught him more about writing.

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July 1, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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