Pikes Peak Writers June 15 – Physical Fitness for Flabby Fiction


Pikes Peak Writers Sizzling Summer Series

Physical Fitness for Flabby Fiction

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In June’s Write Brain we’ll join author Linda Berry as she shows us how to energize
our prose. We’ll eliminate sloppy and redundant language, develop weight-bearing metaphors and strong similes, improve overall tone, and pack power into every word. (Muscle takes up less space than fat, after all, and carries more weight.) Using
guidelines in the handout, “Flee Flabby Formulations,” we’ll edit and improve a sample of really bad writing. Attendees are encouraged to bring two pages or more of their own writing to work on during the workshop.

Linda Berry’s first published fiction was a children’s story in a Sunday school handout
magazine, for which she was paid a half cent per word. Since then she’s published
more short fiction for children and adults, plays, poetry, preschool curricula, craft articles, a newspaper entertainment column, and six Trudy Roundtree
Mysteries. She’s a member of Colorado Dramatists, the Denver Woman’s Press Club, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Aurora
with her husband, Jerry, and describes herself as an arts activist who tries to organize her life around theatre tickets. Check her Web site at _www.ogeechee.avigne.org_
(http://www.ogeechee.avigne.org) (or google her).

Nonmembers may attend one Write Brain session for free. Subsequent sessions are $10.

Write Brain Sessions are held at
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue, Studio A. Visitor’s parking is in the large lot on the east side of the Cottonwood building. For more
information and a map, go to _www.pikespeakwriters.com_
(http://www.pikespeakwriters.com) .

If you would like to participate in any Write Brain session, PLEASE RSVP AND
INCLUDE YOUR DAYTIME CONTACT INFORMATION. This does not commit you to attending, but enables us to prepare enough materials for expected attendees, and
importantly, it gives us a way to contact you if we have an emergency change to the Write
Brain session, such as a postponement due to weather. We will make every attempt to post
changes to the PPW Yahoo loop and our Web site, but to be ensured of notification
you must RSVP to _rsvp@pikespeakwriters.com_
(mailto:rsvp@pikespeakwriters.com) .
************************************************************************** Jodi Anderson
Pikes Peak Writers Executive Director


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