Together we can!
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.
Colorado Romance Writers is an authorized chapter of Romance Writers of America.
President: Hillary Siedl firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Aimee Denham email@example.com
Treasurer: Micky Inoue firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Heather Sands email@example.com
Membership:Summer Vierra firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Advisor: Mary Guida
Many thanks for an outstanding year of good times and great presentations to all outgoing 2012 Board Members!
President: Mary Guida
Vice-President Hillary Seidl
Treasurer: Summer Vierra
Secretary: Michelle Fryer
Membership: Lori Corsentino
Presidential Advisor: Jen Maitlen
2014 AOE Coordinator: Laura Stephens
Critique Group Coord: Summer Vierra (as Membership)
CRW Yahoo Group Moderator: Lori Corsentino
Historian: Mary Hagen
Librarian: Micky Inoue
Meeting Reservations: Jessica Aspen
2014 May Mini-con Chair: OPEN
2014 August Mini-con Chair: OPEN
Newsletter Editor: Erin Bradmon
Online Workshop Coordinators: Larri Winslow, Lori Corsentino
2013 PAL Liaison: Viola Estrella
PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Kathy Williams
Partners in Writing Coordinator: Marie Sexton
PRO Liaison: Tiffany Pridgen
Retreat Coordinator: Jessica Regner
2013 Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: Libby Rice
2014/2015 RTR Conference Chairs: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen
Social Media Liaison: Tiffany Pridgen
Used Book Sales: Aimee Denham
Webmistress: Lori Corsentino
Welcome to the website of the Colorado Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Here you will find many of the resources every writer needs.
Whether you are just beginning or are a published author, the benefits of being a CRW member are many and varied. We host monthly meetings, complete with lunch. In addition, a speaker will present a workshop on topics from craft to specialized subjects, all related to writing and the industry. We also provide you with access to our Yahoo author loop as well as PRO and PAN loops.
I’m very excited to tell you about our upcoming August mini conference. Our special guest, Laurie Schnebly Campbell, will be presenting a full day’s workshop of intertwining modules including: Finding Your Hero’s Fatal Flaw, Plotting via Motivation, From Plot to Finish, The Personality Ladder, and Letting "Mad Men" Write Your Synopsis.
In October, we have our Romance Lover’s Tea. This exciting event is a celebration of CRW, authors, and romance novels. Prizes and author talks are just a sneak peak of the fun that is planned!
CRW also offers the Award of Excellence, our contest for published authors. In addition, a new contest is being drafted this fall, set to launch in 2013. More details to come!
Our Online Workshop Series is gearing up to make a huge splash this year. With double the classes and some special, intensive mentoring courses as well, we’ve built this year’s program to offer you a smorgasbord of choices, all designed to help you in your career.
A great way to get involved is to volunteer with us. Volunteer positions will offer you the benefit of meeting and interacting with many members of our group, which is a great and fun way to increase your networking.
Writing can be a solitary business. Here you will find the encouragement and the people that will be there to support you. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2013 and I hope you will join us!
Cheers and happy writing,
CRW President 2013
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…Continue
Posted by Lori Corsentino on April 6, 2013 at 6:56pm
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
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!
Hi Catherine - welcome to CRWs blog!
How long have you been teaching…Continue
Posted by Lori Corsentino on February 27, 2013 at 10:14am
I want to welcome to Tina Gerow, one of our fabulous instructors for the March Online Workshop Series! Tina is teaching her workshop, "I'm Back From Writing Conference: What Do I Do Now?" in March. You're probably asking yourself, "What exactly does that mean?"
Well, Tina will be sharing what she's learned from her own conference experiences and will help you to make the most of your own, giving you tools to ensure a good return on your investment. Sounds…Continue
Posted by Lori Corsentino on February 25, 2013 at 9:38am