2020 Colorado Writers Collaborative


With COVID-19 forcing the Pikes Peak Writers Conference and most other conferences across Colorado to close down this year, Pikes Peak Writers joined forces with Northern Colorado Writers and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers to create the Colorado Writers Collaborative. This joint venture hits YouTube September 1-30, 2020. Check out free video presentations from agents, editors, and authors on the craft, business, and life of writing as well as current hot topics all writers should pay attention to. You’ll learn from NYT bestselling authors like Rachel Howzell Hall, John Gilstrap, and Bob Mayer; editors like Tiffany Yates Martin and Anita Mumm; plus Colorado powerhouses like Margaret Mizushima, Stant Litore, and Stuart Horowitz. Over twenty-five contributors have volunteered their time and effort to provide the writing world with some education, inspiration, and motivation during this time of safer-at-home.

Check out Colorado Writers Collaborative – FREE – September 1-30, 2020 on YouTube!



About Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Please see this PPWC cancellation notice.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere filled with the topics that interest you the most, and perhaps a few topics that you will become interested in after. You will be surrounded by industry professionals and other dreamers who are eager to learn, connect and network. Our three-day conference is full of in-depth workshops, best-selling keynote speakers, opportunities for one-on-one time with agents and editors, the chance to read your work aloud for constructive critique, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow writers while building your network.

Your conference registration fee includes Friday’s welcome lunch and dinner, Saturday’s continental breakfast, keynote luncheon and The Zebulon Awards banquet, and Sunday’s continental breakfast and farewell luncheon. Additional Saturday Zebulon Banquet tickets are available to purchase for spouses and guests. Faculty members will host lunch and dinner tables so you have the opportunity to chat with that editor, agent, or author you’ve been dying to meet. The exceptional keynote speakers will make each meal an unforgettable experience.


Writing during Covid-19

Sweet Success for Karen Lin

By: Darby Karchut- Karen Albright Lin is thrilled to announce the August 30th release of her new book, MU SHU MAC & CHEESE. The story interweaves the subtle relationships of family with food and Chinese culture, with liberal dashes of humor. ABOUT THE BOOK: With her household the focus of a TV reality show, food […]

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Producing a Novel – Part 7

By: Donna Schachter Outlining Your Book I know. I can see some of you out there rolling your eyes at the title of this installment. Outlining. Plotting. Plodding. Taking all the fun out of the writing process. Then there are those of you who are rolling up your sleeves, doing high-fives, and enjoying yourself before […]

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Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

PPW’s very own Sweet Success Coordinator, Darby Karchut, has a success of her own! Congratulations! By: Darby Karchut Well, this feels totally weird to write my own Sweet Success, but, hey, it’s 2020 and weird is the new norm. So here goes… My latest novel, ON A GOOD HORSE, releases November 10 from Owl Hollow […]

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How to Write Characters Outside Your Culture

By: Jason Henry Evans For many years I have taught a class at writing conventions called, “How to Write Authentic African-American Characters.” Today I will distill the basics of that class and apply to anybody who wants to write characters outside their ethnic group in a few of easy steps. The goal here is to […]

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Sweet Success for Jasmine Tritten

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to award-winning author Jasmine Tritten on her latest release, ON THE NILE WITH A DANCING DANE. ABOUT THE BOOK: Underneath the black and gold glittery outfit, danced a blonde, blue-eyed Danish Viking woman with a Middle-Eastern soul. In this adventurous travel memoir, the author explores the land of the pharaohs, overcomes […]

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