Friday, March 23, 2012

You Choose! Exciting Thursday Options at PPWC 2012 by Cathy Dilts


One of the many nice things about PPWC is that you have options. With so many choices, you might feel like Forrest Gump reaching into his box of chocolates, and not knowing what you’re gonna get. Well, I can fill you in on one good selection.

Two years ago, I was unable to attend the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Fortunately, the Thursday Add-On / Stand-Alone program had just been implemented. I opted to attend a Thursday only, all day workshop with Linda Rohrbough. I got more than my money’s worth, and left exhausted, inspired, and educated.

Last year, I had to pick either/or, so I went for the Friday through Sunday conference option. No regrets, but I did wonder what I’d missed Thursday. There was a special intensity to an entire day devoted to one subject area.

This year I get to have it all – the Conference and the Thursday workshop. Picking from this year’s Thursday workshop choices isn’t going to be easy.

If you’ve never written a novel, I suggest you try "So You Wanna Write a Book?" Published author Angel Smits will provide a complete primer for those new to the world of professional fiction.

"Mile High Concept: The Big Idea" will explore defining that high concept idea in your work, and how to translate it into a novel, or series, that sells. Part of the workshop will focus on crafting a query and pitch. Authors Esri Allbritten and Karen Albright Lin, and literary agent Kristin Nelson will present this workshop.

Writers who are testing the waters with Young Adult fiction will want to attend "Day on YA." An impressive cast of published authors will lead this workshop presenting everything you need to know about writing Young Adult and Middle Grade books.

Donald Maass, New York literary agent of renown, returns to PPWC to present "Writing 21st Century Fiction." This workshop is suggested for advanced writers.

Deciding which workshop to attend isn’t going to be easy! And space is filling up fast.

Learn more and register here: http://www.ppwc.net/html/thursday.html

When and Where:

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs CO