Welcome to Heart of Carolina Romance Writers

We are a Raleigh, North Carolina-based chapter of the Romance Writers of America and our membership is drawn from all over North Carolina. We offer a variety of exciting programs, an active and accomplished membership, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with a really fun group of writers. We meet the second Saturday of each month in or near Raleigh, N.C. We invite you to visit us for one free meeting and see if you’d like to join!

*NOTE: Our regular meeting place is ECPI University, 4101 Doie Cope Road, Raleigh, NC. The pre-meeting lunch is at the Golden Corral, 6129 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh from 11:30 to 12:30 and the post-meeting coffee will be announced after the meeting.

For HCRW members only:  Your hooky first page may win a cash prize. Watch for announcements of our randomly-scheduled Off the Wall First Page Contests!

Our next meeting is September 8, 2018

Topic: Arm your Fiction with Facts!

Presenter: Harvey Webb

Harvey Webb is going to demonstrate the types and uses of weapons that we rely on in our fiction to promote our characters’ conflicts. He will bring props for us to handle so we can get the feel of the weapons our characters might use and he will arm us with informational details that will make our fiction more realistic and believable.

Besides having the extreme good sense to be married to our good friend, Laura Browning, Harvey Webb has been a high school fencing coach for the past 15 years at Morehead High School in Eden and is certified by the United States Fencing Coaches Association in saber, epee, and foil (the three weapons used in sport fencing). In addition, he worked six years for Triplette Competition Arms building sport and SCA (re-enactment) weapons. In fact, he made the weapons that were used in the TV series “The Originals”. Harvey now runs his own business, Gunz Rx LLC. He holds a diploma in gunsmithing from Piedmont Community College. In addition to restoring and repairing all types of firearms, he holds a Federal Firearms License and is a National Rifle Association certified pistol instructor.



October 13, 2018 @ Embassy Suites Hotel at Brier Creek
from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm featuring:

“Writing and Researching a Salable Historical Romance”–  By Sabrina Jeffries and  How to Thrive as an  Indie Author” – By Sarra Cannon

SABRINA JEFFRIES is a NY Times Best Selling and Award-Winning Author of over 50 novels and pieces of short fiction totaling with over 9 million books in print.

SARRA CANNON is a renowned Indie Publisher of nearly eight years with three quarters of a million books in print. She writes contemporary fantasy and paranormal fiction with both teen and college-aged characters.

SIGN UP EARLY— Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity  to learn  from these two fantastic authors as they discuss their craft.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=835

$50 for HCRW &CRW/NC Members and $60 Non-Members.  A buffet lunch is included.

For more information or questionsContact Donna Steele, HCRW Programming Director at: programs@heartofcarolina.org

 See Our Full Online Workshop Schedule Here