Monday, April 3, 2017

April 2017 Letter from the Editor

Can you imagine writing a novel without a transition? Without transitions in your story, nothing happens. Characters walk about like zombies, worse, one-dimensional characters; the setting grows as stale as the inside of a prison cell, and your plot flatlines straighter than an EKG.

Writing requires transitions. In addition to conflict and emotion, transitions are equally important.

That’s in a story.

You know who else requires transitions? Writers. In a few weeks, Pikes Peak Writers celebrates its 25th Silver Jubilee, The 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Our volunteers and our steadfast members have kept this organization thriving through— you guessed it —transition.

For the past 25 years, we’ve learned what works, and we’ve learned what doesn’t. Writing from the Peak is all about learning and helping writers transition into better scholars of craft. This April we have fantastic articles that center around this topic. I’ll keep you posted.

On a final note, the 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference is going to be one of the most important learning/networking/meaningful opportunities available. Writing requires transition, and so does a writer’s growth. 

Have a sensational April. See you at conference.


Donnell Ann Bell is the managing editor for Writing from the Peak, the coordinator for the monthly Open Critique held on the first Wednesday of every month, and one of Pikes Peak Writer's board members at largeShe is a best selling romantic suspense and mystery author. To learn more about her books, find her at www.donnellannbell.com