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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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Member News

RMFWCongratulations to three NCW members who made the finals for the RMFW 2017 Colorado Gold Writing Contest!

Jack Matthews -- Thriller: ALLIANCE

Erin Price -- Middle Grade: SUPER WEENIE 

Mandy Miller -- Mystery: STATES OF GRACE

See the full list of finalists here. Winners will be announced September 8 at the Colorado Gold Conference. Good luck to all of our NCW finalists!

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:

JC Lynne -- Work, Work, Work, I Keep Telling Myself

Ronda Simmons -- Free Writing Apps You've Got to Try

John Garvey -- Having Talent Is Like Having Tickets to Red Rocks But No Sitter And No Transportation

Looking for a critique group?

writing groupGiving and receiving constructive feedback is an important part of being a successful writer and we want to help you find a trusted group. Log in to view the Writers Seeking Writers forum where there are lots of members who are looking for a writing partner or a critique group. You can also post an inquiry on our Private Facebook Page. Get connected and start moving your writing forward!

10th Annual NCW Member Only Writing Retreat

YMCA Retreat CabinOctober 22-25, 2017: 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. REGISTER

Hot off the Press

WishingCaswellDeadIn the early 1800s in a village on the Illinois frontier, young Jo Mae Proud wishes her cruel brother dead. Forced into prostitution by Caswell, Jo Mae discovers she is pregnant and vows to escape. The flawed residents of the Village of Sangamon harbor many secrets. Caswell knows them all. Will he tell? Wishing Caswell Dead, by Pat Stoltey, is a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a murder no one wants to solve. The release date is December 2017, but you could win a copy from Goodreads! Enter between August 1-15! 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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22 Aug 2017
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
07 Sep 2017
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Thursday (Virtual) Evening Meeting
11 Sep 2017
08:30AM - 12:30PM
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