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

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Editing Your Own Work Like a Pro Whether 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 Molly McCowan of Inkbot Editing on August 18 from 10-2 for this encore presentation. REGISTER

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. 

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 out August's posts:

Eleanor Shelton -- Learning to Create Compelling Characters at Summer Camp

Laura Mahal -- The Importance of Being "Earnest"

Ronda Simmons -- Summer Days Driftin' Away

11th Annual NCW Member-Only Writing Retreat

IMG 1461October 14-17, 2018: Every fall, members have an opportunity to escape into Rocky Mountain National Park and spend three nights and nearly three days of quiet writing time. What better place to write than in a beautiful setting without any distractions? There aren't any classes or talks, just lots of writing time. Email April (april@northerncoloradowriters.com) to inquire about availability. Visit the Retreat Page for information. 

Hot off the Press

What if Everybody Said ThatIf you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But what if everybody thought before they spoke, so the world would be a kinder place? With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick, explores the power of words and shows kids that the things we say matter. The book is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

Become a Member Today

Become a MemberIf you are looking to be part of a fun and encouraging writing community, you're in the right place. No matter where you are in your writing endeavors--published or not--we are here to offer education, encouragement, and resources vital to a successful writing career. We've reduced membership rates in order to make it more affordable for writers to be a part of this supportive and welcoming community! Read our mission statement and learn more about member benefits.

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Upcoming Events

18 Aug 2018
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Editing Your Own Work Like a Pro
18 Aug 2018
01:00PM -
Get Lost on a Page with David Sharp
22 Aug 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Shut Up & Write!
25 Aug 2018
09:00AM - 08:00PM
Fort Collins Comic Con
25 Aug 2018
09:00AM - 08:00PM
Fort Collins Comic Con
28 Aug 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
09 Sep 2018
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective
10 Sep 2018
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In