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!
April Write Brain
Never fear–MB and Jason are here! We’ll jettison the jargon and get rid of the gimmicks, teaching you some simple, practical techniques so you can walk into any conference with confidence.
The first half of the Write Brain will focus on the must-know details about the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Are there changes from previous conferences? Any new information? What are the special events? Where are the secret bathrooms? What should you wear? How should you behave? What is the secret handshake? We will provide all the answers you need to look less like a nervous newbie and more like a conference pro.
The second half of the evening will focus on how to talk about your book in the various settings you’ll encounter both at the conference and in real life. Learn how to take some of the stress out of these conversations. Learn what common questions to expect. Build your confidence so you can properly launch your ideas into the world. BONUS: We’ll also include a section on how NOT to talk about your book. Learn to avoid some common errors and establish yourself as an articulate advocate for your work.
When Jason P. Henry isn’t acting as Programming Director for Pikes Peak Writers Conference, he is lost in a world of serial killers, psychopaths, and other unsavory folks. Ask what he is thinking, but only at your own risk. More often than not he is plotting a murder, considering the next victim or twisting seemingly innocent things into dark and demented ideas. A suspense, thriller and horror writer with a dark, twisted sense of humor, Jason strives to make people squirm, cringe, and laugh. He loves to offer a smile, but is quick to leave you wondering what lies behind it. Jason P. Henry is best summed up by the great philosopher Eminem “I’m friend’s with the monsters beside of my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head.”