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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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 January's posts:

JC Lynne -- No New Year Resolutions Here, Except One, Maybe Two

Ronda Simmons -- Post-Resolution Blues


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.

Classes & Workshops

movie clapperWant to up your scene-writing skills? Scene work is the backbone of any story. When your scene work is strong, your reader is pulled into the story such that he/she forgets everything else. Rachel Weaver will be on hand for How to Write Stronger Scenes on February 4 from 1:00-4:00. We hope you can join us!

Hot off the Press

What About BoobLiving life in pursuit of happiness takes guts and sometimes offers little glory.  Book One: What about Boob?: In the Life’s Duel of Comedy & Tragedy Series, by D.L. Tiggy, guides its reader into and through one ordinary life. Outdoor adventures, interpersonal communication, and spiritual inspiration sprout from nature with glints of humor. Available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

23 Jan 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
01 Feb 2018
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Thursday (Virtual) Evening Meeting
04 Feb 2018
01:00PM - 04:00PM
How to Write Stronger Scenes
11 Feb 2018
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective
12 Feb 2018
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In