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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In the Community

Cans around the ovalNCW is proud to be participating in Colorado State University's Cans Around the Oval, a yearly food drive that benefits the Food Bank for Larimer County. Please bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items to any NCW event or class and you'll get three months added to your membership! April will even pick up any donations. Want to be a part of our volunteer group on Collection Day on October 18? Email April to get signed up. You can even make a donation online; simply follow this link and be sure to credit your donation to Northern Colorado Writers.

NCW NaNoWriMo Derby

NaNoWriMoNovember is National Novel Writing Month and we want to cheer you on as you embark on this writing challenge! If you plan to participate this year and want a little friendly competition (and encouragement), sign up for NCW’s NaNoWriMo Derby! Every week, we’ll post participants’ word counts, along with helpful tips and advice on making it through this marathon of words. There will be weekly prizes and a grand prize of a 1-year membership, a $25 gift card to a bookstore of your choice, and bragging rights of being NCW’s first-ever NaNoWriMo Derby winner! Email April at april@northerncoloradowriters.com by October 31 to sign up! Open to NCW members only. DETAILS.

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:

JC Lynne -- Hey, Would You Mind Asking Your Agent If . . .

Laura Mahal -- Two Great American Pastimes 

10th Annual NCW Member Only Writing Retreat

IMG 1461October 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

Valley of the BrokenA fractured past she can’t remember. A terrifying mission she can’t understand. A deadly foe that haunts both her waking and sleeping hours. Black Mills is secluded, even by mountain town standards, but its small streets are still too claustrophobic for Sage. She prefers spending her days in the wilderness, content to wander the hills with her dog Gus. Sage’s only other companion is her guardian the Wind, a remnant of a traumatic childhood shrouded in pain and half-memories. Gifted with supernatural abilities and the Wind’s guidance, Sage heals and restores balance to the world. But her solitary life is ripped apart when her two former classmates go missing. Valley of the Broken, by K.F. Baugh, 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

17 Oct 2017
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Networking Night Out
21 Oct 2017
09:00AM - 09:00PM
2nd Annual FoCo Bookfest
22 Oct 2017
03:00PM -
10th Annual NCW Writing Retreat
31 Oct 2017
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
12 Nov 2017
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Writer's Workspace
13 Nov 2017
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In
28 Nov 2017
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee