March 2017 Open Critique

Mar 01, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Cottonwood Center for the Arts 427 East Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (get directions)

This FREE program provides a critique experience for a small number of PPW members who seek feedback on manuscript pages and who want to learn how to have positive critique group experiences.

PPW’s Open Critique program is facilitated by Donnell Bell with the occasional experienced guest critique partner. During Open Critique, Donnell and the guest critique partner will provide comments, criticism and suggestions on participants’ manuscript pages, as well as model positive behaviors, techniques and procedures for critiquing.

It is our hope that participants will not only receive valuable feedback on their writing, but will also learn how to create great critique groups of their own, or learn how to improve existing critique groups.

Each month Open Critique will accommodate up to eight participants with a maximum of eight manuscript pages (double spaced, one side) per person. Bring at least 8 copies. To request a slot to participate, email your request to Slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only considered for the month in which they are received. Participants will receive confirmation and instructions via email. You must be a PPW member to participate. You can join our membership here.

PPW reserves the right to give priority to new participants over those who have attended multiple times.



Donnell Bell

In non-fiction, Donnell Ann Bell is a former business newspaper and a parenting magazine editor. In fiction, she is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist. Three of her releases, the Past Came Hunting, Deadly Recall and Betrayed have been Amazon best sellers, all three reaching the top 10 overall list. Deadly Recall hit #1 on Amazon’s overall, thriller, mystery and romantic suspense lists. Buried Agendas was released in November 2014. She is published with Bell Bridge Books. Donnell enjoys working with fellow writers to encourage and support in their goals toward publication. She has recruited final round judges for The Pikes Peak Writers Conference, is open critique coordinator for Pikes Peak Writers, and the managing editor for Writing from the Peak. Donnell’s is a member at large for Pikes Peak Writers board of directors.