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:  Writing the Fiction Synopsis
Who:  Pam McCutcheon
When: May 19, 6:30-8:30
Where: Carnegie room of Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
More Information: Most writers hate writing synopses, and no wonder.  After you’ve agonized over several hundred pages to make your prose absolutely perfect, how could you possibly distill that down to a measly ten or twenty pages?  Or, worse yet, one or two?  By the time you’ve written the book, everything seems important, and it’s difficult to know what to put in and what to leave out.  To help with that problem, Pam came up with a method that she details in her book, Writing the Fiction Synopsis, A Step by Step Approach. She’ll share her process to help you put together a selling synopsis and write a back cover blurb.
About the Presenter:Pam McCutcheon is the author of romance novels and how-to books for writers under her own name, and the Demon Underground YA urban fantasy series under the name Parker Blue. Pam’s latest releases are an updated e-book version of her popular Writing the Fiction Synopsis, as well as e-book versions of her romance backlist. Parker’s sixth Demon Underground book, Catch Me, is coming out in Spring 2015 from Bell Bridge Books. Pam/Parker recently quit her day job and is now working full-time as a writer, editor, and speaker. She can be found on the ’Net at pammc.com or parkerblue.net.
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PPW events are open to all writers, and attendees do not need to be members of PPW. Note that attendees under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to attend. Please contact the PPW Administator for details.

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