Bonus October Write Brain!
Always FREE! Note: This is NOT our regularly scheduled Write Brain. For information on our regular in-person Write Brain, Writing Monsters With Depth, Making Your Monsters Human, please see below.
What: NaNo WHAT? Everything You Need to Know About NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Who: Chris Mandeville
When: Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Online Only; RSVP will be required for attendance, as we will have to email you a link to join us online FREE! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: Since 1999 writers have been hunkering down for the month of November to attempt the monumental task of writing start-to-finish a 50,000 word novel in only thirty days: National Novel Writing Month, known affectionately as NaNoWriMo, or just “NaNo for short. November is just weeks away–find out now what NaNo is, what it can do for you, what you’re “allowed” to do under the official NaNo rules, what NaNo “pirates” do, and how to have a successful NaNo experience whatever you do. Whether you’re new to NaNo or a seasoned “WriMo,” join us for tips and tricks that can help you be an uber-productive writer any month of the year.
In addition, we will be announcing the plan for NaNoTryMo at this bonus Write Brain! NaNoTryMo is the Pikes Peak Writers version of NaNoWriMo meant to encourage you, whether you’re following the NaNoWriMo track or setting your own version. We’ll be partnering with Delve Writing to bring a new twist to NaNoTryMo.
About the Presenter: Chris Mandeville is the president of Delve Writing, as well as the immediate Past President of Pikes Peak Writers. In addition to writing New Adult science fiction and fantasy novels, she’s working on an nonfiction project to help writers get “unstuck.” She’s participated in NaNoWriMo twice as a NaNo “pirate” and “won” both times.
October Write Brain
What: Writing Monsters With Depth, Making Your Monsters Human
Who: Jeanne Stein and Mario Acevedo
When: Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Business of Arts Center, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Cost: Always FREE!
More Information: Vampires, werewolves, witches, fae—all traditional monsters that have become the heroes of their own stories. How does a writer make a “monster” sympathetic, and who really is the villain when it’s a showdown between a mortal and a monster? Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein will bring their expertise on writing monsters with a depth of humanity to help you learn to do the same. The monsters aren’t always the bad guys these days, and it’s necessary to write them in a way that readers can identify with them.
This Write Brain is being put on as part of the Second Biennial Cross-Creations city-wide Gods & Monsters collaboration, in partnership with the Business of Arts Center in Manitou Springs.
About the Presenters:
Mario Acevedo is the author of the bestselling Felix Gomez detective-vampire series from HarperCollins. He is also the co-author for the financial thriller, Good Money Gone. His short fiction is included in the anthologies, You Don’t Have A Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens and Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery from Arte Publico Press. Mario lives and writes in Denver, CO.
Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles. Her award winning series has been picked up in three foreign countries and her short stories published in
collections here in the US and the UK. Her ninth Anna book, Blood Bond, was released August 27. Jeanne’s newest endeavor is in collaboration with author Samantha Sommersby: The Fallen Siren Series. Published under the pseudonym S. J. Harper, the first book in that series, Cursed, was released Oct. 1.