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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Master Class Highlight

Bob MayerThe Original Idea: The Heart of Your Story & Key to Selling Your Book & Conflict: The Fuel of Your Story with Bob Mayer. Can you say what your book is about in 25 words or fewer? This is essential to both writing a tight book and then selling it. We'll discuss ways to find and state your original idea so that you stay in course while writing the book and with which you can excite those you tell it to when trying to sell it. Conflict drives your story. Not only must conflict escalate throughout the entire novel, every single scene must have conflict in it. The Conflict Box is an effective technique for focusing your story on the protagonist, antagonist, their goals, and finding out if you have the necessary conflict lock. This 2-hour class from 9:00-11:00 on May 5, is an add-on to the conference, so conference attendance is not required. Only $45! Space is limited, so register today

Jerry Eckert Scholarship

jerry eckertThank you to all who applied for the scholarship! The 2017 scholarship recipient is Shelley Widhalm! Shelley and the work she is doing by mentoring a young writer, will be recognized during the Banquet Dinner on May 5. We hope to increase funding so we can honor more scholarship applicants next year. Please consider donating to the Jerry Eckert Scholarship Fund through GoFundMe. All proceeds go toward the scholarship that benefits writers who are making a difference and would like to attend our annual conference. See scholarship guidelines.

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!

2017 NCW Conference

2017 NCWC Poster pic V3Imagination: The Alchemy of Writing The 12th Annual NCW Conference is May 5-6, 2017 at the Fort Collins Marriott! We are excited to welcome several new presenters, including keynote speaker, Chuck Wendig. See the schedule and check the Conference Page for info and updates. We hope you will join us!
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Hot off the Press

Fighting DestinyFixing Destiny is the thrilling conclusion to S.E. Reichert's Southtown Harbor Series that begins with a mysterious evil approaching the town and its sights are set on resident-witch-in-hiding, Maxine LaFleur. Hidden away for seven years in the sleepy, Northern Maine hamlet, Maxine thought she'd escaped the darkness of her past. But strange whispers, dark nightmares, and startling visions herald the arrival of a terror born from the sins of her past. Available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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27 Apr 2017
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Quid Novi Spring of Innovation & Book Fair
05 May 2017
09:00AM - 05:30PM
2017 12th Annual NCW Conference
05 May 2017
09:00AM - 05:30PM
2017 12th Annual NCW Conference
08 May 2017
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In
15 May 2017
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Networking Night Out
21 May 2017
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Colorado Book Award Celebration