Kerrie Flanagan

*Freelance Writer *Director of Northern Colorado Writers  *Author  *Publisher  *Writing Instructor

"You do not need anybody's permission to lead a creative life."  Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

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Being a writer is a calling.  For some, it happened when they were growing up, for others like me, it happened a little later in life. Regardless of when the desire hit, if you are drawn to writing, then by all means, write. 

For 17 years, I have fueled my need to write through freelancing. I have hundreds of articles published in national and regional publications. My most recent articles can be found in The Writer, Writer's Digest, CostCo Connection, the Writer's Market and The Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market. I also have six stories in various Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 


Let if Flow

Tapping into your creativity 
By Kerrie Flanagan
Published in The Writer Magazine, June 2014

Creativity is at the core of everything we do as writers. It is the fuel we need to breathe life into our writing and into the worlds and characters we create.

If creativity is a key to writing success, are there ways to enhance and cultivate this quality? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, psychology professor, leading expert in the field of creativity and author ofCreativity and Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, believes there are. After years of studying creative individuals in a variety of fields, Csikszentmihalyi found ways we can all access our creativity consistently.

As with any creative venture, writing takes time, and success does not happen overnight. In his book, Csikszentmihalyi reminds us, “A generally creative accomplishment is almost never the result of a sudden insight, a light bulb flashing on in the dark, but comes after years of hard work.”


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events where I am presenting:

Northern Colorado Writers Conference
April 22-23
Fort Collins, CO   

Writer's Digest Annual Conference
August 12-14
New York, NY 

My Books