CRW April workshops

April 5, 2014 by

CRWs April workshops are right around the corner! There’s still time to sign up for one or more of these fabulous online workshops.

  • - Beginning Scrivener — Got Scrivener? Want to learn how to use it? Let Rebeca Schiller lead the way and show you how to start using this amazing new tool.
  • - Wardrobes, Weapons, Warbling & Words — Wondering if your historical character would really wear that? Or what would your 1800s era hero really say to your heroine? Learn all that and more from Beth Daniels ! This is going to be one of the last times you’ll have a chance to take this class from Beth! Register today!
  • - Candid Confessions of a Newbie Author – Ever wondered what REALLY after after "The Call?" Alexa Bourne knows, and she’s sharing all this April! Come along and get the skinny on what life is really like for a newbie author.

Visit http:// crw-rwa.ning.com/page/2013-onlineworkshops and register for these workshops today! Classes start on Monday, April 7th.

For more information visit our website at coloromancewritersonlineclasses

Pikes Peak Writers Conference Registration Deadline

March 17, 2014 by

The Pikes Peak Writers Conference (April 25-27) is fast approaching, and
the price is about to go up.

The deadline to register at the regular price ($395) is Saturday, March
22nd. Late pricing of $455 begins on March 23rd.

This year’s keynote speakers are Gail Carriger, Chuck Wendig, Jim C.
Hines and Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Price includes 2-1/2 days of workshops and meals, plus the opportunity
to pitch to an agent or editor or have the first page of your manuscript
be critiqued by an agent and/or editor. (Pitch and R&C are on a
first-come, first-served basis.)

There will be plenty of workshops on the craft of writing, along with
numerous perspectives on both traditional and indy publishing. Mark
Lefebvre, the Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations for Kobo,
will also be joining us for the weekend.

For more information on the conference or specific faculty, please visit
www.pikespeakwriters.com. For a direct link to register, visit
www.regonline.com/ppwc2014.

CRWs 2014 Online Workshop Series

March 16, 2014 by

April "Showers" you this month with Colorado Romance Writers’ 2014 Online Workshop Series! Listed below are our fantastic scheduled classes for the upcoming month!

  • We’ll be talking about how to keep your historical character true to their time period with Beth Daniels.
  • Next, Alexa Bourne will be sharing her experiences with what happens to a newly contracted author once the ink on the contract dries.
  • Finally, have you ever wanted to try Scrivener, the hot new authoring tool? Rebeca Schiller will lead you on an intensive 6-week tour of the program, and teach you how to get started.

Visit our website at http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/2013-onlineworkshops for details and to register.

April, 2014
Title: Wardrobes, Weapons, Warbling & Words: Shopping, Entertainment, and Slang for Your Historical Characters
Instructor: Beth Daniels
Fee: $20.00 – $25.00
Dates: April 7 – May 2, 2014 — 4 weeks
Classroom: Mile High
Classifications: Plotting, Research, Specialty Research, Genre Specific – Historical, Characterization, Craft

Title: Candid Confessions of a Newbie Author
Instructor: Alexa Bourne
Fee: $20.00 – $25.00
Dates: April 7 – May 2, 2014 — 4 weeks
Classroom: Flatirons
Classifications: Professional Development, Editing, Revisions, Writing as a Business, Publishing, Industry, Intermediate to Advanced Students

Title: Beginning Scrivener
Instructor: Rebeca Schiller
Fee: $40.00 – $50.00
Dates: April 7 – May 16, 2014 — 6 weeks, intensive course
Classroom: Loveland
Classifications: Intensive/Mentor Series, Professional Series, Tools and Technology, Writing Development, Students at All Levels

FMI: coloromancewritersonlineclasses

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And here’s a sneak peak of May’s marvelous lineup!

This May, we’re concentrating on promotion, promotion, promotion!

Like the real estate saying location, location, location, effective promotion is one of the most valuable gifts a writer can giv e to themselves. Join us in May and learn how to effectively promote yourself with Robin Matheson, get your slice of the promotion pie with Susan Palmquist, and polish up that manuscript with uber editor and grammar queen, MM Pollard!

May, 2014
Title: Power Promotion

Instructor: Robin Matheson
Fee: $15.00 – $20.00
Dates: May 5 – May 16, 2014 — 2 weeks
Classroom: Foothills
Classifications: Pro Series — Professional Development, Networking, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, Publishing, Indie Publishing, Industry

Title: Getting Your 15 Minutes of Fame
Instructor: Susan Palmquist
Fee: $15.00 – $20.00

Dates: May 5 – May 16, 2014 — 2 weeksClassroom: Prairie
Classifications: Pro Series — Professional Development, Writing as a Business, Networking, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, Social Media, Business

Title: Overcoming Your Fear of Punctuation – A Sixteen-Step Program for Writers
Instructor: MM Pollard
Fee: $50.00 – $70.00
Dates: May 5 – June 27, 2014 — 8 weeks, intensive/mentorship course
Classroom: Castle Rock
Classifications: Intensive/Mentor Series, Writing Fundamentals, Editing, Dialogue, Punctuation, Grammar, Craft

FMI: coloromancewritersonlineclasses

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America April 10th meeting

March 14, 2014 by

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America April 10th meeting
Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Law Enforcement
presented by Laura Manuel

Where: Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver
When:
Thursday Night, April 10.
Time: 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m. dinner; and 8:00 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 for members; $25 for non-members. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director, Donnell Bell or call 719 540 8632 to make your reservation! The reservation deadline is Monday, April 7, 2014.
(NOTE: No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.)

Program:
After a 21 year career in law enforcement Laura now teaches Criminal Justic e She will share her experience on some of the following subjects: .
1. Legal issues that are pertinent to mystery fiction: Miranda warnings, legally allowed searches of people or places and when you need warrants.
2. Time of death determinations .
3. The Seven Deadly sins of writers. This one goes into the most commonly made errors in mystery fiction
4. Hands on with handcuffs

(The directions to the Denver Press Club, located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver, are as follows: Take 1-25 to 6th Ave. east. Turn north onto Santa Fe to Colfax Ave (15th) and turn right (east). Go about 4 blocks to Glenarm, turn left (north). The Den ver Press Club will be about a block and half down on the right hand side, across from the Denver Athletic Club. It’s a small stone building with an awning. Parking is available to the south, in the lot next to the Press Club, for $5. Bring singles or a credit card. You must pay the machine and then leave the ticket on your dashboard. Otherwise, there is meter parking on the street, for which you will need quarters. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is 303-571-5260.)

CAL Program – Independent Book Publishers Association

March 1, 2014 by

On Saturday morning, March 8, the executive director of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole, will conduct a wide-ranging presentation that will include plenty of audience participation through an innovative feature called “Ask Angela.”

This is a rare opportunity to hear from a national expert in the publishing field and have your specific concerns addressed, and the Colorado Authors’ League is excited and proud to bring it to you. http://coloradoauthors.org/events/special-presentation-by-ibpa-executive-director-angela-bole-ebooks-and-everything-digital-plus-a-publishing-industry-overview-382014/

IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the United States with more than 3,000 members – both independent publishers and self-published authors.

Here’s how “Ask Angela” will work: As each participant in the program arrives, they’ll be given a card on which to write the question or questions they want Angela to answer and the topics they’d like her to address. Those cards will be given to Angela, and she’ll read answer or discuss them. “I’m very interested in talking about what everyone is interested in hearing,” she says.

(Note: If you’d like to submit your question/topic in advance, email it to dennydressman, and he’ll forward it to Angela.)

“Ask Angela” will be the second half of the program. The first half will include:

* A deeper look at e-books
* An overview of the publishing industry
* A discussion of your publishing and marketing options
* An update on Amazon

The Saturday morning session will be 8 a.m. to noon, March 8, at Englewood Middle School, 303 W. Chenango Ave., in Englewood. Chenango Avenue is just north of Belleview, and the school is a few blocks west from South Broadway.
There’s plenty of free parking.

Go to the CAL Web site at http://http://coloradoauthors.org to register for this program. The cost is $35 for CAL members and $40 for non-members.

2014 Northern Colorado Writers Conference.

February 28, 2014 by

Invest in yourself and your writing by registering for the 2014 Northern
Colorado Writers Conference. Save $50 by registering today.

To publishing and beyond! The 2014 Northern Colorado Writers Conference,
March 28-29, is now two full days of out-of-this world sessions with
industry professionals, an abundance of networking opportunities and
plenty of inspiration to fuel your inner writer and launch you into
success during the coming year. In order to ensure the highest level of
personal experience for each participant, the 2014 conference is limited
to 130 attendees. All levels and genres of writers welcome.

We are bringing back the popular agent roundtables where writers with
finished manuscripts will have the opportunity to read their first pages
to an agent and a small group of writers. Click on the roundtable tab to
learn more. We are also adding critique roundtables for those looking
for some feedback on a work in progress, query, article… Placement for
these roundtables is made based on the order you register, so sign up soon.

http://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/annual-conference-mainmenu-128/conference-registration

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers event “Cold Cases”

February 25, 2014 by


Cold Cases 
featuring Kirk Mitchell of The Denver Post and author of 
THE SPIN DOCTOR
Where: Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver

When: Thursday Night, March 13

Time: 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m. dinner; and 8:00 p.m. program

Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members.
About the speaker:
In 2007, Mitchell began writing a blog called Colorado Cold Cases about unsolved murder mysteries dating back to the 1940s. One of the cases led to his first book, “The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer,” published by New Horizon Press in 2012.

RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director, Donnell Bell (www.donnellannbell.com) or call 719 540 8632 to make your reservation! The reservation deadline is Monday, March 10, 2014. 
(NOTE: No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.)

The Denver Press Club is located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is 303-571-5260.

Author U 4th Annual Extravaganza

February 17, 2014 by

Author U 4th Annual Extravaganza is coming!

May 1-3 in Denver

The Author Matrix … Creating. Connecting. Communicate.

The 4th Annual Author U Extravaganza offers THREE amazing days of high content for author and book publishing success. Even as someone just s tarting on this journey, attending will save you massive amounts of time and money in mistakes as you go forward. This is an investment in your success.

Denver in May is where you should be if you are an #author and wants to #publish a successful #book. All the updated info for Author U Extravaganza is posted on the website at AuthorU.org website

Registration rates will increase in March. In Fe bruary, the Thursday night dinner workshop is included FREE. There is a special pre-conference workshop on Thursday from 10 am to noon on Thursday, May 1st on how to set up your business strategy with Georgia McCabe and Judith Briles for all Friday and Saturday registrants.

Author U bring s in Mark Coker (CEO of Smashwords), John Kremer (1001 Ways to Market Your Books), Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Penny Sansevieri (Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon), Amy Collins (book distribution), Georgia McCabe (social media), Daniel Hall (audio books), Joan Stewart (The Publicity Hound), Mary Jo Fay (elevator pitches), Steve Replin (legal), Nick Zelinger (design and common mishaps), Joel Comm (monetizing products and website), Amber Ludwig (websites), Tammy Bleck (blogs), Stephanie Barko (virtual blog tours), Patrice Rhoades Baum (author one-sheets and branding), Kelly Johnson (virtual assistants), Bret Ridgway (repurposing), Kathi Dunn (design), and Judith Briles (strategy and platforms)to share their expertise, sage advice and how-tos in a variety of areas including social media, production, marketing–all designed for authors, books and publishing. If you were to hire any one of these individuals for an hour, you would pay more than what your registrati on fee is.

Over 35 National Exhibitors will be here representing printing options, promotion ideas, book trailers, copy creation, websites, distribution, book marketing, audio production, design and so much more.

Here’s today’s blog on the Author U site with ALL the details … http://bit.ly/1e0vN7E

All registration is on the AuthorU.org website. Click on the Events tab, Extravaganza. Your meals are included. Be smart–stay at the hotel, EVEN IF YOU LIVE IN COLORADO. Hot el rates and info is on the website. Author U feeds the belly and the brain … you can’t miss!

There are a variety of registration options. The bare bones basic rate for a paid-up member of Author U (that means you pay the $99 per year membership fee) is $345 for Friday and Saturday through February, which includes your meals. That does not include the Eagle and Eaglet sessions on Thursday.

Refund Notice: there are NO REFUNDS after April 30th.

CRW Online Workshops for March, 2014

February 16, 2014 by

Get some "spring" in your writer’s step this March with CRWs 2014 Online Workshop Series! Listed below are our fantastic scheduled classes for the upcoming month!

Visit our website at http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/2013-onlineworkshops for details and to register.

March, 2014
Title: The Seven Deadly Sins of Fiction
Instructor: Susan Palmquist

Fee: $20.00 – $25.00
Dates: March 3 – March 28, 2014 — 4 weeks
Classroom: Foothills
Classifications: Beginning/Intermediate Students, Writing Fundamentals, Wordsmithing, Plot, Dialogue, Characterization , Point of View (POV), Craft

Title: World Building
Instructor: Renee Wildes
Fee: $25.00 – $30.00
Dates: March 3 – March 28, 2014 — 4 weeks, intensive course
Classroom: Prairie
Classifications: Intensive, Writing Fundamentals, Plot, Research, Writing Development, Craft

Title: Alphas: Leaders of the Pack
Instructor: Robin Matheson
Fee: $30.00 – $35.00
Dates: March 3 – April 11, 2014 — 6 weeks, intensive course
Classroom: Castle Rock
Classifications: Specialty Research, Characterization, Craft

And here’s a sneak peak of April’s stellar lineup!

April, 2014

Title: Wardrobes, Weapons, Warbling & Words: Shopping, Entertainment, and Slang for Your Historical Characters

Instructor: Beth Daniels
Fee: $20.00 – $25.00
Dates: April 7 – May 2, 2014 — 4 weeks
Classroom: Mile High
Classifications: Plotting, Research, Specialty Research, Genre Specific – Historical, Characterization, Craft

Title: Candid Confessions of a Newbie Author
Instructor: Alexa Bourne
Fee: $20.00 – $25.00Dates: April 7 – May 2, 2014 — 4 weeks
Classroom: Flatirons
Classifications: Professional Development, Editing, Revisions, Writing as a Business, Publishing, Industry, Intermediate to Advanced Students

Title: Beginning Scrivener
Instructor: Rebeca Schiller
Fee: $40.00 – $50.00
Dates: April 7 – May 16, 2014 — 6 weeks, intensive course
Classroom: Loveland
Classifications: Intensive/Mentor Series, Professional Series, Tools and Technology, Writing Development, Students at All Levels

FMI: http://crw-rwa.ning.com/ and select the Online Classes tab or email
coloromancewritersonlineclasses

RMMWA March Meeting March 13th 2014

February 16, 2014 by

March 13th
Cold Cases
featuring Kirk Mitchell, of The Denver Post
and author of
THE SPIN DOCTOR

Where: Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver
When:
Thursday Night, March 13.
Time: 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m. dinner; and 8:00 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 for members; $25 for non-members. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director, Donnell Bell or call 719 540 8632 to make your reservation! The reservation deadline is Monday, March 10, 2014.
(NOTE: No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.)

Program: Kirk Mitchell began his journalism career working without financial remuneration at the Springville Daily Herald in Utah in 1986. His compensation increased marginally as he found work at increasingly larger newspapers from The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho to the defunct Mesa Tribune in Arizona.

In 1998, he began earning h onest wages when The Denver Post hired him to report on crime. Over the years he has covered stories including the Columbine High School and Aurora theater shootings and the murder of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements.

Today Mitchell covers federal courts and corrections. In the process, he has spent a lot of time in each of Colorado’s 20 prisons.

In 2007, Mitchell began writing a blog called Colorado Cold Cases about unsolved murder mysteries dating back to the 1940s. One of the cases led to his first book, "The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer," published by New Horizon Press in 2012.

The reservation deadline is Monday, February 10, 2014. RSVP to Donnell Ann Bell: bellson or call 719 540 8632. No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in ad vance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.

(The directions to the Denver Press Club, located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver, are as follows: Take 1-25 to 6th Ave. east. Turn north onto Santa Fe to Colfax Ave (15th) and turn right (east). Go about 4 blocks to Glenarm, turn left (north). The Denver Press Club will be about a block and half down on the right hand side, across from the Denver Athletic Club. It’s a small stone building with an awning. Parking is available to the south, in the lot next to the Press Club, for $5. Bring singles or a credit card. You must pay the machine and then leave the ticket on your dashboard. Otherwise, there is meter parking on the street, for which you will need quarters. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is 303-571-5260.)

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