Write 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!
July Write Brain
August Write Brain
What: Joyful Productivity for Writers
Who: Hillary Rettig, author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific
When: August 18, 6:30-8:30
Where: Carnegie room of Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
More Information: Inspiration exists and is available to everyone at nearly any time. Underproductivity, procrastination, and blocks are solvable problems. The secret to achieving a state of near-perpetual inspiration (a.k.a., “flow”) is to switch from a scarcity to an abundance mindset, and also from a shame/blame mindset to one focused on problem-solving. In this workshop by Hillary Rettig, author of the best-selling The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, we’ll delve deep into the heart of underproductivity so you can see, once and for all, what forces are holding you back. Then we’ll discuss solutions—lots of them—that you can start using immediately to boost productivity and reduce stress. This workshop is for all writers—including creative, academic, student, and those who write on the job—plus all artists, activists, and anyone seeking to get more productive.
About the Presenters: Hillary Rettig is a writer, teacher, and coach whose mission is helping people achieve joyful productivity and values-based time management. Her latest book, The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block (Infinite Art, 2011), is a bestseller in its Amazon categories, and has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and (soon) Russian; and she is also author of The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way (Lantern Books, 2006). Hillary has taught writing productivity at leading venues including The Mark Twain House & Museum, Cape Cod Writers Center, Grub Street Writers, and online at Loft.org and SavvyAuthors.com. For more venues, and organizer and participant testimonials, click here: http://www.hillaryrettig.com/writing-and-arts-organizations/
Hillary was born in the Bronx, and has lived in Ithaca, New York, and Boston. She now lives in Kalamazoo, MI, with her partner, Kalamazoo College physics professor Jan Tobochnik, and their two rescued senior dogs, Billy and Pete. She is a vegan, a living kidney donor, and a former foster mother of four teenaged Sudanese refugees (“Lost Boys”), and, since moving to Michigan, an avid mushroom hunter.
To learn more about Hillary and her work visit www.hillaryrettig.com. Hillary welcomes your emails at email@example.com.
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