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Write Brain – Short and Sweet

By: Debbie Lane

Travis Herrmann at January Write Brain, PPW

The first Write Brain event of 2020 brought us the art of writing a short story, presented by Travis Heermann, falling perfectly in time with the call for submissions to the debut issue of the PPW Anthology!

Travis assured it would take more like six weeks to go over every aspect of this process thoroughly.  However, the information he presented covered not only the key steps for building a short story, but also direction on how and where to get a short story published. 

In addition to Travis’ presentation, his 81 page handout was made available for download to anyone in attendance.  Afterwards, I was asked if this workshop made the idea of writing a short story less daunting, and my answer had to be no. It doesn’t seem less daunting, but with instruction like this it definitely seems doable!


Don’t miss the next Write Brain — Developing Realistic Romance in Every Genre, presented by authors Rebecca Yarros and Cindi Madsen. This workshop will will show you how to use popular and effective Romance tropes in other genres! Don’t miss it!
February 19, 2020
6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Pikes Peak Library District – Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Debbie Lane

Write Brain recaps are presented by, Debbie Lane who lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, three children, and two spoiled cats. She enjoys arts and crafts, and writing. Debbie is an avid reader, and feels honored to follow in the footsteps of her literary heroes as she now works to become the best writer she can be.

Write Brain with Trai Cartwright

By: Debbie Lane

Write Brain PPW

November’s Write Brain event featured Trai Cartwright, a veteran in the entertainment industry, who shared her expertise on how utilize new media to create a personalized marketing campaign.  Trai encouraged us to begin thinking of ourselves in terms of being a corporation as we approach this task, and offered key insights into how to effectively find our audience and reach them through a multitude of platforms.  I was impressed with how Trai not only offered advice, but also kept a spotlight on the importance of how personal and authentic marketing needs be in order to be successful.

What is Write Brain?

Write Brain sessions are free mini-workshops on the craft of writing, business of writing, and the writer’s life. They are a dynamic part of PPW’s interaction with the writing community, both in Colorado and beyond. We hope you’ll join us! Write Brain is held in Colorado Springs on the third Tuesday of most months. For more information on future Write Brains please visit PPW’s website.


Debbie Lane

Debbie Lane is your host at Write Brain and provided this recap of Trai’s presentation. Having always been an avid reader, she feels honored to follow in the footsteps of her literary heroes as she now works to become the best writer she can be.

September Write Brain

By: Debbie Lane

Write Brain PPW

What do agents look at first when receiving query letters? How should you go about deciding if you should or shouldn’t sign with an agent?  These were among the questions asked at this month’s Write Brain event, where an experienced panel offered insights on how to skillfully maneuver the path from writing to successful publication.

Agents Lesley Sabga and Sara Megibow, along with freelance editor James Persichetti, answered a multitude of questions on the do’s and don’ts of the query process, and beyond.  Along with personal horror stories and stories of client success, they supplied a helpful and humorous look at the working relationship between writers, agents and editors.

The overwhelming amount of competition to be discovered may seem enormous, but I was encouraged by Sara’s confident reminder that quality of work is the key to overcoming the saturation of the market.

If you missed this Write Brain plan on joining us in October for How to Read Like a Writer. October 14, 2019 – 6:15pm to 8:15pm. Get the details here.


Debbie Lane lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, three children, and two spoiled cats. She enjoys arts and crafts, and writing.  As the mother of two children with autism, she has discovered the value of humor and a positive outlook on life, and strives to reflect this in her stories. Having always been an avid reader, she feels honored to follow in the footsteps of her literary heroes as she now works to become the best writer she can be.