Write Brains

Write BrainsWrite Brain Sessions are free mini-workshops on the craft of writing, business of writing, and the writer’s life.  Watch for them in Colorado Springs on the third Tuesday of most months. Pikes Peak Writers began offering monthly Write Brain workshops in 2004.

Always playing to a good-sized crowd that has continued to grow over the years, the Write Brain workshops deal with the craft of writing and also look at the business side. Everything from promotion to understanding your characters to writing action scenes to handling taxes and copyright issues–the Write Brain workshops cover the wide variety of topics writers need to know.

With such wonderful presenters as Mario Acevedo, Lynda Sandoval, Deb Coonts, Todd Fahnestock and many, many more, we’ve explored the genres of romance, mystery, thrillers, urban fantasy, traditional fantasy, science fiction, horror and young adult. We’ve brought in editors, agents and publishers. Police officers and sociology professors. Lawyers and best-selling authors. We’ve discussed poetry with our local poet laureate and analyzed best-selling novels with those in the know.

The Write Brains are a dynamic part of PPW’s interaction with the writing community, both in Colorado and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!


May Write Brain

What: Mystery Storytelling: Tips and Techniques
Who:  Mark Stevens
Fourth Tuesday When: May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Venue@21c (upper floor, to the right if coming in the upper entrance) of Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
More Information: Join Mark Stevens for a lively discussion on the technique of mystery storytelling. Stevens will discuss ways to keep readers on their toes with multi-faceted storylines and how to include just enough clues to leave any bibliophile guessing until the very last page.
About the Presenter: The son of two librarians, Mark Stevens was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the suburbs of Boston and from Principia College in Illinois. He worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles; as a City Hall reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver;  as a national field producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS) and as an education reporter for The Denver Post.  After journalism, he worked in school public relations before starting his own public relations and strategic communications business.  He lives in Denver with his wife and has two grown daughters.
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June Write Brain

What:  Copyright Basics For Authors
Who:  Robin D. Roberts
When: June 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Venue@21c (upper floor, to the right if coming in the upper entrance) of Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
More Information: Whether  traditionally published or indie,  authors are actually in the business of licensing copyright. It is important to understand how the law views the authors rights in their work.  Attorney Robin Roberts will discuss the basics of copyright law, copyright terms, the concept of works for hire, copyright assignments and licensing, and other copyright topics important to authors.
About the Presenter:  Robin D. Roberts is an attorney licensed in Colorado and practicing in Denver as the managing partner of Roberts & Roberts Law Firm llc.  A graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, and with nearly 20 years experience,  he practices in the area of intellectual property law, general business law and civil litigation.
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In the event of bad weather, we will follow the PPLD’s closure policy. Please check the PPLD web site for closure information.

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