Monday, October 15, 2012

October Write Brain Announced

“Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo by Turning Off Your Inner Critic”

October Write Brain
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room, 20 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Note: Parking is metered until 6pm. $0.25/30 minutes; arrive after 6 and you don’t need to pay for parking.

November is National Novel Writing Month, during which time participants pledge to write a 50,000 word novel (approximately 175 pages) in 30 days. Skeptical? It can be done! And one of the keys to accomplishing this feat is giving yourself permission to write imperfectly.

Join us Tuesday, October 16th, as Angel Smits teaches how silencing your inner critic not only increases your productivity, but it can improve the quality of your writing.

A multi-published author with two Harlequin Super Romances to her name, Angel's current release, Seeking Shelter hit the shelves in September 2012. When Harlequin called this time, it was to offer her a six-book series, also for Super Romance, which she happily agreed to write. Previously, she published two paranormal romances with Imajinn Books as well as a number of non-fiction articles.

Angel lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and her daughter. In her spare time...wait, she also works a full time job, so she doesn't have spare time...she attends a regular improv writing group. That's where her muse takes the driver’s seat and leaves the critic inside herself in the dust.

For more information about Angel, visit her website:
Library website:
NaNoWriMo website:

Also, don't forget the Open Critique on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:30 to 8:30.  Held at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs.  The first 8 to RSVP to pikespeakopencritique [at] hotmail [dot] com can have up to 8 pages of their manuscript critiqued.  

Last, but certainly not least, PPW Night at Poor Richard's will be Monday, October 22, from 6:30 to 8:30, in the bookstore.  Come enjoy wine, chocolate and coffee, and chat about writing.  Open to topics of discussion and questions.

Any questions on these three events?  Please feel free to leave your questions in the comments section or email the editor via the link on the right sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. I took a class similar to this before NaNoWriMo last year (up here in Northern Colorado) and found it very helpful. I did a little over 51,000 words in 2011, so I'm trying it again in 2012. Gets me going...


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