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From the Editor

Hello, Dear Writers,

It’s a busy time of year for many of us. Lots of Holidays are just around the bend. I wanted to take a moment to encourage you to slow down and take it all in and also to let you know that we are thankful for your readership. We’ve had numerous readers from around the world this year–from ten countries so far! Every click, read-through, like, and share matters.

I always tend to think about the things I’m thankful for this time of year, as many of us do. I’m thankful for family and friends, for Pikes Peak Writers, and many things that would fill pages and pages, so I’ll spare you, dear readers.

I would like to thank our board of directors and many volunteers for their hard work behind the scenes in making Pikes Peak Writers the best writers’ guild I know. (Yes, I’m a teeny bit biased.)

Shout out to our Blog Staff for writing inspirational, engaging, and informative articles.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom, and talent with us. You’ve all been extraordinarily supportive and patient with me in my first year as Managing Editor.

Special thanks to Kathie Scrimgeour and Darby Karchut for helping and teaching me. You’re the best!

I’m proud to be a part of such a welcoming and outstanding organization. I’ve made some wonderful writing friends since I joined. You are each appreciated more than you know.

If you’ve read this far and are on the fence about joining Pikes Peak Writers, I’d like to encourage you to take that leap. There are many fantastic benefits to joining. I feel confident that this is where you will find your people.

And don’t forget to make plans for the Pikes Peak Writers  2024 Conference!  This year’s theme is “Jazz Up Your Writing: The Roaring 20s, and it’s sure to be the cat’s pajamas!

On behalf of Pikes Peak Writers and myself, have a great week.

While you’re enjoying precious time with loved ones, keep those writer notebooks handy for when inspiration strikes!

P.S. If you were hoping for a bit more on writing, check out these articles from Thanksgiving weeks past by Deborah Brewer and Margena Holmes, respectively:

A Cornucopia of Inspiration

Plan Your Writing Year

Trista Herring Baughman is a blogger and Children’s writer. She is also the Managing Editor of Writing from the Peak (PPW’s blog)  and  Managing Editor of Mississippi Folklore, a collaborative collection of Mississippi folklore and legends in a bi-weekly blog. Her books, The Magic TelescopeHalloween Night and Other Poemsand Zombiesaurs (which she co-illustrated with her sons), can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Trista on her website.




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