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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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 October's posts:

Eleanor Shelton -- Someday I Will Publish a Book, or So You Want to be a Writer

Laura Mahal -- "The Greatest Literary Show on Earth"

Ronda Simmons -- Saving the Cat

Jerry Eckert Scholarship

jerry eckertWe are now open to submissions for the 2019 Jerry Eckert Scholarship
The scholarship, honoring the life and legacy of longtime NCW member, Jerry Eckert, makes it possible for a fellow writer to attend the 2019 14th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference. Just as in previous years, the Eckert family will determine who receives the scholarship based on an essay of 500 words or fewer describing how the applicant is using writing to make a difference in their community. Visit the scholarship page on the website for more information (note new deadline)!

Hot off the Press

Narrow River Wide SkyIn the vein of The Liar's Club and The Glass Castle, Jenny Forrester's memoir perfectly captures both place and a community situated on the Colorado Plateau between slot canyons and rattlesnakes, where she grew up with her mother and brother in a single-wide trailer proudly displaying an American flag. Forrester’s powerfully eloquent story reveals a rural small town comprising God-fearing Republicans, ranchers, Mormons, and Native Americans. With sensitivity and resilience, Forrester navigates feelings of isolation, an abusive boyfriend, sexual assault, and a failed college attempt to forge a separate identity. Narrow River, Wide Sky is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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