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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Jerry Eckert Scholarship

jerry eckertAre you a writer who is helping your community? Or even the world? We want to hear how you're making a difference! Your short essay could win you a scholarship to attend our 2018 13th Annual NCW Conference. See scholarship guidelines. 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. 

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 February's posts:

Laura Mahal -- The Spectacular World(s) of Speculative Fiction

Ronda Simmons -- Feng Shui and the Writing Life

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.

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. 

Hot off the Press

Debt is a Four Letter Word Car FinancingDEBT is a Four-Letter Word - But It Need Not Be! The Car Financing Experience by Richard Gutkowski, shares the hypothetical, but realistic, evolving fiscal development of a daughter (from 16-year old teenager onward) as her Dad teaches her in depth skills in wisely taking on debt. As her abilities for wise decision-making, timely borrowing and effective repayment of debt grow, so does the maturity of their relationship. Nicole’s not so secret desire is to, one day, outsmart her Dad. I invite you to the peek in and see how close she comes to achieving that. You can drive along at your own pace and have fun! Available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

22 Feb 2018
06:00PM -
Book Talk & Discussion with Donna Bryson
25 Feb 2018
01:00PM - 02:30PM
Critique Group Rendezvous
26 Feb 2018
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Acts of Courage: Writing & Publishing Memoir
27 Feb 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
27 Feb 2018
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Intro to Self-Publishing Through the Library
27 Feb 2018
06:00PM -
Book Talk & Discussion with Carter Wilson
28 Feb 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Muse: A Poetry Circle
01 Mar 2018
06:00PM -
Book Talk with Douglas Light