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Paid Membership Begins June 1, 2023!

 Pikes Peak Writers (PPW) will be instating dues of $45.00 USD per year beginning June 1, 2023. 

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Check out what we have planned for Conference 2024!



Write Like a Pirate

Ahoy, scallywags—er, mateys! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day, savvy?  A Bit o’ History In 1995, friends John Baur (AKA “Ol’ Chumbucket”) and Mark Summers (AKA “Cap’n Slappy”), decided to create this quirky, fun holiday dedicated to celebrating pirate culture. Ever since then on September 19 each year, everyone, […]

Character Profiling — Are You Missing the Spark?

By: K.J. Scrim Do your characters seem to be missing that spark? Are they feeling flat as the paper they are being written on? Maybe you need to do an in-depth profile of that character. You already did one? You might consider refreshing it. Get into your character’s mind Character […]

A Chat with Carol Berg, Fantasy Fiction Author

An Interview by Deborah L. Brewer Fantasy Fiction explores magic and supernatural elements, set in imaginative worlds. When we think of Fantasy, series such as J. R. R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, naturally come to mind. But the Fantasy genre encompasses […]

Sweet Success for Deb Courtney!

Hooray! PPW’s Immediate Past President Deb Courtney had an article recently published in Author, the magazine of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.   ABOUT THE ARTICLE: “Seek Failure” (Author Magazine, July 1, 2023) focuses on why persistence in seeking failure is an anti–procrastination tool and is the foundation for success […]


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