Writing Classes 


I teach a Novel & Memoir Writing course and a Short Fiction course through Central Oregon Community College on their Bend and Redmond campuses. 

Do you need help to pen or complete your novel or memoir? In my Novel & Memoir Writing class we cover an overview of the Heroes Journey, followed by lessens on plotting, point of view, setting, characterization and dialogue. In this course you will additionally discover how to develop mood and tone, and bring emotion to your story. Let’s get your book started, or completed! I will help you every step of the way as a resource for valuable information and feedback. If interested in either of these courses you may contact me through the email address below with any questions you might have.

Want to take your writing to the next level? I also teach Advanced Novel & Memoir Writing for writers who are ready to elevate their work to the next level. Students will gain a better understanding of the five major components of a good plot, and the seven most successful types of conflict. We will cover how to make characters more relatable and how to write pertinent dialogue that is seamless. We’ll examine the impact of easily visualized settings, poignant themes, and an accurate, tension-filled timeline. If interested in this advanced class, you may contact me through the email address below.


Brief Bio 

Kat landed a New York agent at JCA Literary Agency with her novel Benjamin. She has five novels and a short story collection traditionally published. Kat has taught creative writing at several private colleges for the past ten years and continues to teach at her local college. Ms Mattingly spent two years as a senior editor for a small publishing house. She has managed literally contests and been a contest judge for several writing conferences.

Currently Kat is an editor for the upcoming anthology through Central Oregon Writer’s Guild. Aside from her short story collection and literary suspense novels with Winter Goose Publishing, Kat’s work can be found in numerous small press anthologies and several print magazines. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts from University of Oregon and Master of Arts from Pacific University. Kathryn has been honored with five awards for her fiction. Her next novel is due for release November 16th,  2022.

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