Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Write Brain & Open Critique Reminder

Don't forget that today is the Write Brain.  Information below:

January Write Brain Workshop 

Theme: Resolved to Write - The Body and Soul of Writing
Presenter: Aaron Ritchey
Cost: Always Free!
When: Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Adult Room at Penrose Library (not our regular room there, due to scheduling conflict)

More Information: In this two hour workshop, we will begin with the body of writing: story, scene, setting, and style. But how can we have a body if we don't have a soul? Overcoming our fear and self-doubt is all about the soul and finding the courage to create. 

In the first hour of the class, we'll start with the basics, how to craft a first page that will grab the reads attention. We'll cover the basics of story, conflict, POV, and scene setting. During the class, you'll be putting pen to paper to test out some of what you have learned.

In the second hour, we'll go into what keeps most people from writing books. Writing can be a lonely, agonizing process full of self-doubt and self-recrimination. Past demons can rise up and strangle our creativity right when we need our muse the most. Through a unique application of the 12 steps of recovery, you will get the courage to create and the passion to follow your dream of writing fiction.

About the Presenter - For 20 years, through 12 epic manuscripts, Aaron Ritchey has stood at the mountain pass of Thermopylae and has surveyed the Persian army of rejection, failure and death and yet he continues to write. When he's not battling Persians, you can find him supporting anesthesiology software, bicycling, or being swept away by the raw female power living in his house. His first novel, The Never Prayer, is available now from Crescent Moon Press.

Also, tomorrow is this month's Open Critique:

PPW Open Critique Night

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2012, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
Location: Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
More Information: The first 8 to RSVP can have up to 8 pages of their manuscript pages discussed by the group and the night's guest critiquer.  All are welcome to come observe.


  1. What time is the Tuesday workshop?

  2. Hi there! It's 6:30 to 8:30. I'll modify the post when I get home, but I'm at a public place and prefer not to enter my password to sign in! Sorry for the oversight.

    Shannon, Managing Editor


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