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 join us!
NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION AND TIME FOR THE MONTH OF JULY:
We will meet upstairs at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh.
The pre-meeting lunch and the post-meeting coffee will be at the Carolina Cafe in Cameron Village, also on Clark Avenue.
Our next meeting is July 8, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Topic: Write Your Heart Out!
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 chapter write-in from 1:00 to 3:00 in place of our normal meeting. This is also an opportunity to brainstorm, ask questions, or otherwise bounce ideas off your fellow writers. There will also be a first page contest with prizes (details below). Please join us, because it’s also going to just be fun!
HCRW’S FIRST EVER 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 Unpublished mss only.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)