Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Join me at Pikes Peak Writers!

This weekend I'm in Colorado Springs at The Pikes Peak Writers Conference, a premier writing conference, a gathering of the tribe for four days of words and craft and friends. Come by if you're int he neighborhood.

Pikes Peak Writer's Conference: Dare to Dream
— April 14-17, 2016

Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Check out my busy schedule.

Thursday April 14th, 2016

A Novel in 90 Days (3 Hour Conference Prequel Workshop)

Salon FGH
The odds are against us making it in this industry. You’d have to be crazy to try to do this. Challenge accepted.
A confidence building exercise in discipline and creativity. Using focused self-delusion and the magick of positive thinking we discipline ourselves into a routine to encompass an entire project from inception to rough draft. The class is meant to inspire a writer to overcome their greatest obstacle – a completed book. The course offers concrete advice from tools to times, inspiration, pre-writing tactics and thematic considerations. Think like an author, act like an author. Be an author.

Friday April 15th, 2016

Where Does My Book Fit In - A Study in Genre

8:45am – 9:45 a.m.
Salon BC
We’ll discuss the history of genre, its theoretical use and uselessness before focusing on the practical aim of genre today as a tool for marketing that uses the power of limited vocabulary to categorize art through imitation

Saturday April 16th, 2016

Foreshadowing: Give Us a Hint

8:00am – 9:00 a.m
Salon GH
A discussion on the importance and use of foreshadowing as a literary device. Breadcrumbs and clues as a way to involve the reader in the discovery of our stories. From the “A-ha” of a mystery, to the disappointment of the deus ex machina, the hints lie in foreshadowing.

Symbolism Theory: Connection and Reference

1:50pm – 2:50 p.m.
Salon A
A wide reaching discussion about the foundations of language itself and the use of symbolism to achieve deeper meaning through shared reference in writing. Guaranteed to confuse and enlighten students of all levels with deconstructionist emphasis on subconscious symbolic relationships and associative writing. We’ll study how symbols are used and suggest ways to identify and harness both acquired and created symbology to strengthen our own work.

4:30pm – 6:00 p.m.
Aspen Leaf

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