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Writers' Idea Factory Workshop: Day 1

  • Alfalfa's 785 East South Boulder Road Louisville, CO United States (map)
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Quiet Writing

Friday May 18 9:30 -12:30

Gather for three hours of dedicated writing time with a room full of other writers.


Editor Panel: Types of Edits, Common Mistakes, and What to Expect

Friday May 18 1:30-2:20

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a developmental and copy edit is or how to pick which editor is right for your project, this is the panel for you. Freelance editors Taylor Morris, Caitlin Berve, and Amber Byers will discuss how they approach editing, the different types of editing, and answer questions from the audience.

Taylor Morris is the author of more than twenty books, and is published by Simon & Schuster’s MiX and Penguin’s Grosset & Dunlap. She has been a full-time editor for almost ten years, specializing in children’s and young adult novels.

Caitlin Berve is an editor, writer, speaker, and teacher. She owns Ignited Ink Writing, a company dedicated to helping authors transform their writing so it lingers with readers and freelances as a developmental/copy editor and technical/copywriter. She helped her critique group edit and publish Proof: A 30th Street Fiction Anthology and hopes to release her first fantasy novel next year.

Amber Byers is a writer and editor, specializing in copyediting. She is the founder of Tadpole Press, which offers comprehensive copyediting services for authors, business owners, grad students, and individuals. Amber’s first book, a children’s chapter book titled Sophie and Spot, is due to be released later this year.


Memoir: Write Your Story Like a Novel

Friday May 18 2:30-3:20

Life doesn’t happen in chapters. Yet, a good memoir reads just like a good novel.  Learn how to use the building blocks of fiction, such as plot, setting, and dialogue to transform your personal story into a memorable read from author Linda Kinnamon.

Linda Kinnamon is the author of Alchemy of the Afterlife, an award-winning memoir of life after death, based on Linda’s childhood as an orphan and her career as a hospice nurse. Her writing has appeared in national publications, including America.


Creating an Attractive, Engaging Web Presence with

Friday May 18 3:30-4:20

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Kevin Kinnamon has worked in IT technology for over 43 years, has a BA in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University, and a passion to go hike in the mountains when he’s not working. This bizarre combination of training, education, and love for the outdoors has found common ground in creating, a website for outdoor enthusiasts visiting or living in Boulder, CO. In its five years, Beyond Boulder has become one of the top reference sites for hiking in Boulder County, frequently visited by hikers from all over the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia.