2015 Pikes Peak Writers Conference Workshops
Presented by Successful Authors, Industry Professionals and skilled Specialists.
Our goal is provide you with a program full of workshops for all skill levels and interests. Authors, agents, editors and many more come to our conference for one reason… to share their knowledge and love for writing with our passionate and ambitious attendees.
Here is a partial list of the workshops available at the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Conference as of November 12, 2014
Art of the Funny Bone
Injecting Humor into Your Writing
Learn about different types of humor and how to inject them into your writing.
Author Platform Building
(For People with a Life)
Find out how to identify and reach your readers, what you really need to do, and what you can do without.
Beyond Three Acts
Modern Novel Structure
These powerful tools will supercharge your story with momentum and your characters with purpose.
Constructing Your SciFi or Fantasy World
Learn how to bring this new world you’ve created to a full and vibrant life.
Freelancing: It’s a Business
Everything from handling deadlines to problem clients to contracts.
Skip the Monkey Marketing
This is an opportunity to learn about advertising focused on low-cost unconventional marketing tactics that yield maximum results.
Hit Them With a Log(line)
When someone asks “what’s your book about?” you’ll never be stuck for an answer again.
Making Your Characters Matter
An interactive workshop that will help you make your characters come alive.
Problems and Pluses
A practical guideline for when to use prologues and how to write a good one.
Putting Curiosity in the Driver’s Seat
Your Character’s Fatal Flaw and Redeeming Strength
This workshop will explore ways to use curiosity to drive your characters forward, push them into uncomfortably tight spots, and force them to action.
Rejection is Not a Four-Letter Word
Everyone encounters it, so why not learn how successful writers deal with it?
Understanding Scene Structure
Once you master scene structure, you have mastered one of the basics of storytelling.
Will the Real Young Adult Book Please Stand Up?
What Makes YA Stories YA
Young adult is a hot genre, and this is the workshop if you’ve been told that your book “might be” a young adult story.
Writing the Amateur Sleuth Mystery
Learn the ins and outs of writing murder mysteries where the sleuth is something other than a cop or private eye.