Writing Classes 



I teach a Novel & Memoir Writing Basics course and an Advanced Novel & Memoir Writing course both online and in person. I also teach these courses through Central Oregon Community College.


Do you need help to pen or complete your novel or memoir? In my Novel & Memoir Writing Basics class we cover an overview of the Heroes Journey, followed by lessens on plotting, point of view, setting, characterization and dialogue. In this four-six week course you will 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.

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.

Please contact me for further information. I am happy to teach you online or in person. I will mentor you while writing your novel, in addition to taking one of these courses. My professional content editing service is also available to you. You may contact me at:


Brief Bio 

Kat landed a New York agent at JCA Literary Agency with her novel Benjamin. She now has four novels and a short story collection traditionally published. She 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 the VP and Program Director for Central Oregon Writer’s Guild. Aside from her short story collection and literary suspense novels with Winter Goose Publishing, Kathryn’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 spring 2021.

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Author page at WGP: Kathryn Mattingly