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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Classes & Workshops

editing content writingWhether you're self-publishing or polishing a sample to send to agents, you need to be able to edit your own work. You'll leave this course with hands-on editing experience and the tools to be able to approach your writing with an editor's eye. Join us for Editing Your Own Work Like a Pro with Molly McCowan of Inkbot Editing on June 16 for this four-hour workshop. REGISTER

The Great NCW Submission Challenge

trophy clipart 7cagzxdcaWe all know, the more you submit your writing, the higher the chances are you will get it published. So, why not put your money where your intentions are and join The Great NCW Submission Challenge? You have nothing to lose. If you're an NCW member and aren't afraid of a little friendly competition, flex those writing muscles, and join our 4-month challenge. There will be monthly prizes and a grand prize up for grabs. Get all details HERE. Not a member? Join today!

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 -- Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk

JC Lynne & Ronda Simmons -- Post-Conference Hangover: It's Real, People

Katherine Valdez -- Take a Little Challenge: Microfiction

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

Lost on a PageJoe Slade is a detective with a hot lead and a warm gun. He no longer believes in happy-ever-afters, but the jury's still out on plot twists. Good thing. He's about to discover the mother of all twists that will cure his doldrums like pliers to a toothache: Joe Slade is not real. He's the protagonist of a series of hardboiled mysteries. And when Joe finds out that all his strife has been in the name of boosting book sales, there will be hell to pay. The Kindle version of Lost on a Page, by David E. Sharp, is available on Amazon (print version coming soon). See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

10 Jun 2018
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective
11 Jun 2018
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In
16 Jun 2018
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Editing Your Own Work Like a Pro
17 Jun 2018
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Backyard Readings