Welcome to Northern Colorado Writers!

Since 2007, Northern Colorado Writers has provided support and encouragement to writers of all levels and genres in Northern Colorado and beyond. Through monthly meetings, classes, networking & social events, the annual conference, the monthly newsletter and annual retreat, NCW helps writers navigate their way to success. 

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2018 NCW Conference

2018poster8.5x11Though this writing be madness, there is method in it. ‘Tis high time you join us for the 13th annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference, May 4 & 5, 2018. Bid good riddance to incertitude as you learn from industry professionals, hob nob with agents and editors, and break the ice with other writers in one fell swoop. A full slate of classes and workshops will help ensure your writing is not tedious as a twice-told tale. As good luck would have it, bestselling authors Peter Heller and Jim Davidson will be on hand to inspire scribes of all levels and genres. To thine own self be true!
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Classes & Workshops

pitchingPitching your manuscript to an agent or editor can be nerve-racking. It's easy to lose your train of thought and stumble and mumble your way through. When you only have a few minutes to sell your idea or novel, those minutes need to count! Join us for The Pitch Perfect Workshop: How to Sell Your Book to an Agent or Editor on April 21 from 1:00 - 4:00. More information.

We are also thrilled to announce three Youth Writing Workshops! 

Grades 3-5: Epistolary Writing

Grades 6-8: 3 Hours, 1 Story

Grades 9-12: Fiction Writing Workshop

The Writing Bug

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Every Wednesday,The Writing Bug brings unique views and insights into the world of writing and publishing straight to you. Written by NCW members, the blog began in 2008 as a way to connect with both authors and readers to share literary news and musings.

Check posts from the month of April:

Ronda Simmons -- NCW Moving to New Location

Laura Mahal -- Liverwurst and Gingersnaps

Eleanor Shelton -- Rabid Raccoons . . . Exit Stage Left

Ronda Simmons -- Turn Up the Heat

Conference Master Classes

workshop class photoDid you know you can sign up for just a 2-hour Master Class at the 2018 NCW Conference? If you can't attend the full conference, this is a great opportunity to still join in. Choose from three amazing sessions, each led by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Query Letter Bootcamp; Delivering Your Own Baby: Self-Publishing; and Good Dialogue Made Easy. You can also attend the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon and hear the latest in the publishing industry. Learn more.

Introducing NCW Tip Sheets

Learn tilesAre you new to writing? Want to learn how to query an agent? Or how to write a book proposal? We're working on all of these, but for now, you can download our 7-page tip sheet So, You Want to be a Writer? that will introduce you to the publishing industry or Advanced Twitter for Writers. We'll be adding more tip sheets, so keep checking back. 

Hot off the Press

Silent GavelFor Lauren Besoner, Crawford finally felt like home. Not a very exciting place to some, but she liked the small town, and it felt good to be back in her home state of Wyoming. Content with working as a court stenographer, reporting and watching others’ lives play out in the courtroom, it only took one moment for her comfortable life to go from predictable and routine to anything but. That moment is when she discovers her boss's dead body. Silent Gavel, by Merissa Racine, is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

24 Apr 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
28 Apr 2018
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Grades 3-5 Youth Writing Workshop: Diaries, Dispatches, & Documents: Epistolary Writing
04 May 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
13th Annual NCW Conference
04 May 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
13th Annual NCW Conference
10 May 2018
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Rekindle the Classics: The Master and Margarita
12 May 2018
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Grades 6-8 Youth Writing Workshop: 3 Hours, 1 Story
12 May 2018
01:30PM - 04:30PM
Grades 9-12 Youth Fiction Writing Workshop
13 May 2018
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective