Colorado Romance Writers

Together we can!

MISSION STATEMENT:

Established in 1988, Colorado Romance Writers' mission statement is to promote excellence in romantic fiction, help writers become published and establish careers in their writing field, and provide continuing support for writers within the romance publishing industry.

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Colorado Romance Writers is an authorized chapter of Romance Writers of America.

2014 Board Members

President: Amy Denim
amy@amydenim.com
president@coloradoromancewriters.com

Vice President: Heather Lire
heatherlire@live.com
vice-president@coloradoromancewriters.com

Treasurer: Micky Ingram
mail@mickyingram.com treasurer@coloradoromancewriters.com

Secretary: Laura Stephens
mzamethystcrow@gmail.com
secretary@coloradoromancewriters.com

Membership: Elizabeth Haysmont

membership@coloradoromancewriters.com

elizabeth.haysmont.author@gmail.com

Presidential Advisor: Hillary Seidl
hillaryseidl@yahoo.com

 

Many thanks for an outstanding year of good times and great presentations to all outgoing 2013 Board Members!

President: Hillary Seidl
Vice-President: Amy Denim

Treasurer: Micky Ingram
Secretary: Heather Lire
Membership: Summer Vierra
Presidential Advisor: Mary Guida

2014 Service Volunteers

2014 AOE Coordinators: Laura Stephens and Lori Corsentino

Critique Group Coord: Elizabeth Haysmont (as Membership)

CRW Yahoo Group Moderator: Lori Corsentino

Archivist: Micky Ingram

Meeting Reservations: OPEN (Jessica Aspen)

2014 May Mini-con Chair: Heather Lire

2014 August Mini-con Chair: Heather Lire

Newsletter Editor: Ilene Withers

Online Workshop Coordinator: Lori Corsentino

2013 PAL Liaison: Collette Auclair

PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Kathy Williams

Partners in Writing Coordinator: OPEN

PRO Liaison: Ann Brown

Retreat Coordinator: Erin Bradmon

2013 Romance Lover's Tea  Coordinator: Jessica Regner

2014/2015 RTR Conference Chairs: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen

Social Media Liaison: Melissa Hansen 

Used Book Sales: Amy Denim

Webmistress: Lori Corsentino

Latest Activity

Profile IconDawn Annis, Traci L. Morganfield and Lori Corsentino are attending Jessica Aspen's event

September CRW Meeting at Anythink Library - Wright Farms Branch

September 13, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Colorado Romance Writers MeetingSeptember 13th - Jenn LeBlanc -- Book CoversHow do you stand out in a crowded marketplace of thousands? Your blurb won't get you anywhere, neither will your title, if you don't get the reader to click on the cover. How do you manage to stand out without paying thousands for custom design? It's entirely possible to get an ORIGINAL, CUSTOM, ONE-OF-A-KIND cover for under $1,000 and even closer to $500. With the right designer you can get a completely original and…See More
3 hours ago
Katie Lienert is now a member of Colorado Romance Writers
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Profile IconJessica Regner, Micky Inoue and Holley Trent are attending Jessica Aspen's event

September CRW Meeting at Anythink Library - Wright Farms Branch

September 13, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Colorado Romance Writers MeetingSeptember 13th - Jenn LeBlanc -- Book CoversHow do you stand out in a crowded marketplace of thousands? Your blurb won't get you anywhere, neither will your title, if you don't get the reader to click on the cover. How do you manage to stand out without paying thousands for custom design? It's entirely possible to get an ORIGINAL, CUSTOM, ONE-OF-A-KIND cover for under $1,000 and even closer to $500. With the right designer you can get a completely original and…See More
yesterday
Jessica Aspen posted an event

September CRW Meeting at Anythink Library - Wright Farms Branch

September 13, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Colorado Romance Writers MeetingSeptember 13th - Jenn LeBlanc -- Book CoversHow do you stand out in a crowded marketplace of thousands? Your blurb won't get you anywhere, neither will your title, if you don't get the reader to click on the cover. How do you manage to stand out without paying thousands for custom design? It's entirely possible to get an ORIGINAL, CUSTOM, ONE-OF-A-KIND cover for under $1,000 and even closer to $500. With the right designer you can get a completely original and…See More
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Profile IconKelley and Leah Asher joined Colorado Romance Writers
Aug 6
candese nieves is now a member of Colorado Romance Writers
Jul 13
Jessica Aspen commented on Jessica Aspen's event July CRW Meeting
"Sorry Beth! Yeah, I25 can be a bear. Come up early if you are attending the mini-con. We're at a hotel, so maybe a few of you from down south could even share a room."
Jul 13
Beth Rhodes commented on Jessica Aspen's event July CRW Meeting
"so frustrated!! 30-50mph on the HWY when we weren't stopped!!?? Ugh. I couldn't get up there in time. I actually went about 1/3 of the way and turned around because I needed to be home for dinner. Yes, I was going to be late anyway, but…"
Jul 12

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A message from the President...

 

From the President

 

Hi and welcome to Colorado Romance Writer’s website!

New to Colorado and looking for a romance writer’s group to join? We’re here for you!

Been writing romance awhile and looking for some other writers to commiserate with, umm, I mean, socialize with? We’ve got your back too.

Just stumbled upon the amazing world of romance fiction and can’t wait to get your ideas transformed into words? Come on down!

Surf around the website a little and be sure to check out our events and online workshops. We’ve got a lot to offer you like monthly meetings with workshops on everything from craft to the writing biz, a truckload of online workshops (at a discount to members!), a writers’ retreat up in the mountains, and a mini-conference (with a big name.)

Your first meeting is free, so you can come and get to know us, no strings attached. Can’t wait to meet you. I’ll be on that welcome wagon when you walk in the door. Don’t be shy (or if you are, I promise to be your friend.)

 

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Well, hello there current CRW member! Happy to see you back on the site. I love that you’re here and participating in one of our awesome tools.

Are you here today to blog? Have you RSVP’d for this month’s meeting? Oh, I know, you want to volunteer for one of our activities, (like say, the annual Romance Lovers Tea Party – my favorite event every year.)

 

Good on you!

 

You’re the rock in our roll and I’m so glad to be on this crazy writing journey with you. Remember,

 

Together, We Can!

 

Amy Denim
2014 President
Colorado Romance Writers

 

Blog Posts

Have You Met The CRW Website?

Hi Everyone!

The fact that CRW members don't interact much on our website was recently mentioned to me. That's true. We're pretty quiet in here. But we don't need to be. This website has many capabilities that are underutilized and even some that aren't utilized at all.

To help change that - I decided to do a series of blog posts to introduce you all to the capabilities of our website. Also, I had the idea to start up some new groups, resurrect some existing groups, and get…

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Posted by Lori Corsentino on January 28, 2014 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

AOE FINALISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT APRIL 13, 2013 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Our 2013 AOE finalists will be announced at the Saturday, April 13th meeting! We're really excited to share this year's finalists, and may have a VERY pleasant surprise for a CRW member or two who entered the contest.

Hopefully everyone can be there. We've got a great program with Courtney Milan, and book reading from a new author. So it proves to be a great day!

Speaking for my fellow Coordinators Aimee, Tiffany, and Jen, I say we all hope to see you…

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Posted by Lori Corsentino on April 6, 2013 at 6:56pm

March 9th Meeting Cancelled - Rescheduled to March 16th

Due to the inclement weather, the Saturday, March 9th meeting has been postponed and rescheduled one week to Saturday, March 16th.

 

Stay home and safe today! 

 

 

Posted by Lori Corsentino on March 9, 2013 at 11:48am

Meet Catherine Chant - An Online Workshop Instructor for March!

Welcome Catherine Chant, a very popular online workshop instructor! We're lucky to have her in March teaching "How to Design and Teach an Online Workshop."

It all begins March 4th! Be sure to visit our online workshops page and check out our offerings for the month!

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Hi Catherine - welcome to CRWs blog!

How long have you been teaching…

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Posted by Lori Corsentino on February 27, 2013 at 10:14am

Author! Author!

A trick that was old by the time the talkies rolled around

No time for a long-winded missive today, campers, but I could not let the occasion pass without posting a few words. What occasion rises to the mandatory observation level, you may well ask, eyeing both the lapse between this and my last post and the undeniable fact that Author! Author!'s older posts are still, alas, unhappily plagued with extraneous symbols? Participating in a species of conversation all too common behind the scenes in publishing circles. It tends to run something like ...

The screen goes wavy...AGAIN, part II

How did the pondering go? And why are you brandishing those pitchforks? "Oh, come on, Anne," polite people everywhere scoff. "Everyone understands that these are stock phrases -- but that's the point, isn't it? By having the characters spout courteous clichés, the narrative is letting the reader know that these are nice people." Perhaps, but surely, that's not the only way to demonstrate their many sterling qualities. If Kendrick complimented Ghislaine on her fetching frock, would he not ...

Please raise a glass (or three) to my 1600th post!

Good news, campers! After an unplanned hiatus, Author! Author! is once again back online! It's quite a relief, I must admit. The shenanigans that caused the site to go dark have left some residua that will take me some time to clean up, but the important thing is that the archives and ability to comment are once more available to members of our little community. Three cheers, and keep up the good work! A few weeks ago, while I was deep in the throes of contemplating what subject I should ...

Part II: yes, but what does this mean for my manuscript?

To hear folks talk, you'd think that the only factor involved was writing talent. Or that agencies and publishing houses were charitable organizations, selflessly devoted to the noble task of bringing the best books written every year to an admiring public. Because, of course, there is universal agreement about what constitutes good writing, right? And good writing in one genre is identical to good writing for every type of book, isn't it? None of that is true, of course -- and ...

Part III: let me see! Let me see!

Ready to be appalled? Excellent. Call to mind our last example, then take a peek at the next few paragraphs of the opening of Henriette's saga. She backed away, her brown suede skirt catching on the nearby sagebrush. She tossed her long, blonde hair out of her face. Her hazel eyes, just the color of the trim on her prim, gray high-necked blouse, so appropriate for the schoolmarm/demolitions expert that she was, snapped as strongly as her voice. A pleasing contralto, when she was not ...
 
 
 

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