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!

Join us Saturday, July 14, 2018




Topic: Write Your Heart Out at the HCRW PlotLuck Party !

Because several of our members are preparing for the RWA National Conference in Orlando in July, we are offering an opportunity to participate in a Write-In and PlotLuck Party. This is an opportunity to brainstorm, ask questions, or otherwise bounce ideas off your fellow writers. Please join us, because it’s also going to just be fun! The chapter is also providing lunch for those planning to attend. Click on the survey asking for a head-count HERE.

Also happening that day: HCRW’S  OFF THE WALL FIRST-PAGE CONTEST

Simply bring the opening of your stunning, stirring, sweet, scary, or sexy Work in Progress. We’ll post the entries on the wall of our meeting room at the top of the meeting and count the votes at the end. You needn’t enter to vote. But you must attend to enter. Unpublished mss only. One entry per writer.

PRIZES:  (first place winner gets first choice)

$25 Amazon gift certificate (in the form of a cute bookmark!)

$25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate


One page printed on white paper – Black Times Roman 12 (or similar standard typeface) – No byline – Max 27 lines of type

First line must read: Title of Work in Progress (Genre)*

*It’s more fun if it’s anonymous. If you suspect that your title will give away your authorial identity, your first line should be: Untitled (Genre)


 See Our Full Online Workshop Schedule Here