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Nancy Klann-Moren

Fire Up the Senses

How to strengthen your fiction

Monday - Tuesday
9:00-11:30 AM
RM 269

This workshop will share techniques on elevating your fiction: How to describe a scene more vividly using sensory details; writing authentic dialogue by getting the author out of the conversation; making setting much more than landscapes and the weather; creating unforgettable characters who will drive your story. 

No matter where you are in your writing progress, trust that you may ask questions in the supportive environment of this workshop. There will be handouts on the subjects covered, and participants may bring work-in-progress to share. The goal is to kick your writing to the next level by exploring the options in the novel toolbox. 


Nancy Klann-Moren is the author of one novel, The Clock of Life, and a collection of short stories, Like Flies on the Patio. 

Her short fiction garnered awards and publication, and eventually her short story collection was complete. One short story grew to novel length at the suggestion of Sid Stebel. The Clock of Life has received awards from Writers Digest, Next Generation Indie Awards, Readers Favorite Book Awards, Kindle Book Awards and more. 

In 1997 she embarked on her writing journey at SBWC while also working as an advertising and marketing executive. She has been returning ever since because of the friends and confidence she found at this conference. 

She teaches a popular writing class, “Awaken the Writer Within.”

The inspiration for her teaching

“I remember the first day in my first creative writing class, at UCI. There were a lot of smarty-pants who somehow knew what the teacher was talking about.  They threw out words like “omniscient,” and “POV,” etc.  I didn't feel I could ask, so I wrote the terms down and looked them up at home.  I create a workshop environment where all these questions can be asked.”