Friday, March 3, 2017

Pikes Peak Writers March Events

Mar 21, 2017 — 6:30 to 8:30
Location: 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
What: Hack Your Reader’s Brain
Who: Jeff Gerke
When: March 21, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Venue@21c (upper floor, to the right if coming in the upper entrance) of Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
More Information: Bestselling fiction doesn’t happen because the writer gets all of the so-called rules of fiction right. It’s not about avoiding gerunds or -ly adverbs or head-hopping. People read a book from beginning to end because they’re carried away, fully engaged. They stay interested all the way through. In other words, they don’t get bored. But how do we do that? If only there were some way to tap into how to engage the reader’s brain. Well, there is! Come hear the neuroscience of reader engagement, and learn how to use it to catch your reader’s attention, utterly engage your reader, and keep your reader reading all the way to the end.
About the Speaker: Jeff Gerke writes fiction how-to craft books for Writers Digest. Past titles include “The First 50 Pages,” “Write Your Novel in a Month,” and “Plot Versus Character.” Jeff is a popular teacher at writers conferences across North America. He is a multi-published novelist and founder of an independent publishing house.

Mar 27, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Kawa Coffee, 2427 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Writers’ Night is two full hours of discussion, laughter, and fun with other local members of Pikes Peak Writers.
The direction of the meeting is decided by the participants and can include discussions about query letters, obtaining and working with an agent, writing conferences, or other specific points of the craft.  If nothing else, we talk about books!
If you have any questions, or if there is a specific topic you’d like to get on the agenda, send an e-mail to the host, Damon Smithwick, or call him on his cell phone at 719-464-5336.
Meetings are scheduled to start at 6:30 and run until about 8:30. These are drop-in meetings, so feel free to attend all or just part of them.
See you soon!

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