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

2015 AOE Coordinators: Maggie McCullough, Dawn Annis, Mary Hagen

Critique Group Coord:Elizabeth Haysmont (as Membership)

CRW Yahoo Group Moderator Lori Corsentino

Archivist: Micky Ingram

Meeting Reservations:Tina Newcomb (Jessica Aspen)

2015 May Mini-con Chair: 2015 Board

2015 August Mini-con Chair: Heather Lire/2015 Board

Newsletter Editor: Ilene Withers

Online Workshop Coordinator:Lori Corsentino

2014 PAL Liaison: Collette Auclair

PAL Yahoo Group Moderator: Kathy Williams

Partners in Writing Coordinator: Mel Hansen

2014 PRO Liaison: Ann Brown

Retreat Coordinator: Erin Bradmon

2014 Romance Lover's Tea Coordinator: Jessica Regner

201?/201? RTR Conference Chairs: Mary Guida and Jessica Aspen

Social Media Liaison: Melissa Hansen 

Used Book Sales: Amy Denim

Webmistress: Lori Corsentino

Latest Activity

Profile IconLaura Stephens and Karen Graffenberger are attending Tina Newcomb's event

November CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Wright Farms Branch

November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
November 8th - Amy Denim -- "Business Plans for Authors"Book Talk - Leslee Breene, CHRISTMAS JOURNEYS, a short story anthologyHostess - Bonnie McCune9:30-11:00 am ~ Board Meeting (General members welcome but need not attend)11:00 am ~ Critique Camp - normal meeting room area12:00 pm ~ Lunch + Social Time (Best time for new members)12:30 pm ~ Book Talk01:00 pm ~ Membership Meeting02:00 pm ~ Workshop*04:00 pm ~ Meeting Adjourned See More
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Kerry Beth Root is attending Tina Newcomb's event

November CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Wright Farms Branch

November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
November 8th - Amy Denim -- "Business Plans for Authors"Book Talk - Leslee Breene, CHRISTMAS JOURNEYS, a short story anthologyHostess - Bonnie McCune9:30-11:00 am ~ Board Meeting (General members welcome but need not attend)11:00 am ~ Critique Camp - normal meeting room area12:00 pm ~ Lunch + Social Time (Best time for new members)12:30 pm ~ Book Talk01:00 pm ~ Membership Meeting02:00 pm ~ Workshop*04:00 pm ~ Meeting Adjourned See More
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Profile IconJean Jacobsen, Heather Lire, Leslee Breene and 2 other members are attending Tina Newcomb's event

November CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Wright Farms Branch

November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
November 8th - Amy Denim -- "Business Plans for Authors"Book Talk - Leslee Breene, CHRISTMAS JOURNEYS, a short story anthologyHostess - Bonnie McCune9:30-11:00 am ~ Board Meeting (General members welcome but need not attend)11:00 am ~ Critique Camp - normal meeting room area12:00 pm ~ Lunch + Social Time (Best time for new members)12:30 pm ~ Book Talk01:00 pm ~ Membership Meeting02:00 pm ~ Workshop*04:00 pm ~ Meeting Adjourned See More
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Leslee Breene posted a photo
Tuesday
Leslee Breene commented on Tina Newcomb's event November CRW Meeting
"Ladies, Looking forward to seeing you and giving a holiday book talk about the story behind 'The Christmas Gift,' an upcoming short ebook release. All best, Leslee "
Tuesday
Theresa Rizzo commented on Tina Newcomb's event November CRW Meeting
"I'm coming, but will bring my own food--thanks, Bonnie! Looking forward to catching up with everybody."
Monday
Jenn LeBlanc commented on Tina Newcomb's event November CRW Meeting
"What is the workshop?  "
Monday
Jenn LeBlanc might attend Tina Newcomb's event

November CRW Meeting at Anythink Library Wright Farms Branch

November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
November 8th - Amy Denim -- "Business Plans for Authors"Book Talk - Leslee Breene, CHRISTMAS JOURNEYS, a short story anthologyHostess - Bonnie McCune9:30-11:00 am ~ Board Meeting (General members welcome but need not attend)11:00 am ~ Critique Camp - normal meeting room area12:00 pm ~ Lunch + Social Time (Best time for new members)12:30 pm ~ Book Talk01:00 pm ~ Membership Meeting02:00 pm ~ Workshop*04:00 pm ~ Meeting Adjourned See More
Monday

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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

2014 CRW Romance Lovers Tea - October 18th

Hello!  The 2014 Romance Lovers Tea is only a month away!  Seating is limited, and the cost of registration goes up effective October 1st.  Please show your support for CRW and our published authors by registering today.  Mouse over the Events tab and click on Romance Lovers Tea. 

This year's Romance Lovers Tea is being advertised to the general public.  We are on the calendar for Fox31.com, FencePost.com, GetBoulder.com, and will be in Spotlight Magazine's calendar for October…

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Posted by Jessica Regner on September 8, 2014 at 8:10pm

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

Author! Author!

Torn between two agents

Ah, exclusivity. As a recent question from a member of the Author! Author! community reminded me, few issues trouble the sleep of writers new to submission more than this: if an agent asks to read my manuscript, may I show it to another while she's reading it? That burning question does not concern merely the stressed-out fortunate lucky enough to have received a request for an exclusive peek at their manuscripts, either. Writers' minds are, let's face it, unusually gifted at spinning ...

Part II: tiptoeing in Virginia's size 8s

If you find yourself teetering uncomfortably in Virginia's steps, don't worry. You're certainly not the only aspiring writer that's ever slipped into those moccasins. Heck, you're probably not the only one to try to trudge a mile in them today. Especially likely to find themselves limping through this dilemma: pitchers and queriers who do what virtually every aspiring writer asked to submit materials does -- and what Virginia probably did here: sending out pages within hours of receiving ...

Part III: alas, poor Virginia. I knew her, Horatio.

While we're brainstorming questions, here's another: are you absolutely positive that the agent is asking for an exclusive? Oh, you may laugh, but sometimes, in the heat of excitement at hearing a yes, a successful querier -- or, even more commonly, a successful pitcher -- will slightly misinterpret what he's being asked to do. Yes, really. Many a super-excited conference attendee has floated away from a pitch meeting falsely believing that he and the agent have hit it off so darned well ...

Part IV: but my creative brain sees more possibilities!

Now that we know what Virginia agreed to do in granting an exclusive to Agent A, as well as what her options would have been had she received Agent B's request before she had sent off the first submission, let's take a gander what she should do about the situation she described in her question. (You knew I would get to it eventually, right?) The answer is, as you have probably guessed, it depends. If she wants to play by the rules -- and she should, always -- her choices are three. If she ...

Getting those creative wheels spinning productively

One of the things I miss most about no longer being able to blog on a consistent basis -- if not every day or week, then at least as often as I'd like -- is constant interaction with aspiring writers and their questions. The Author! Author! community asks such trenchant questions, you see. Unfortunately, the answers to those questions are not always seen by the excellent many with the time to read only the most recent posts. One misses quite a lot that way, from a blogger's ...
 
 
 

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