Welcome to Heart of Carolina Romance Writers

We are a chapter of the Romance Writers of America and our membership is drawn from all over North Carolina. We offer a wide 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 the month in or near Raleigh, N.C. We invite you to join us!

All meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. at Glen Eden Pilot Park, 1500 Glen Eden Dr., unless other noted. Lunch at Carolina Café at Cameron Village at 11:30 a.m. prior to each meeting and coffee and discussion following the meeting also at Carolina Café.

Our Next Meeting…

…will be on June 11, 2016. 

Update! Due to a cancellation the June HCRW Program “Write Away!” will include two options:

Write-in: Bring your laptop, extension cord, and your creative focus. June is JuNoWriMo, a month-long odyssey to write a lot, drink way too much coffee, and muse and sprint with fellow writers. (We will offer several timed sprints.)

Brainstorming: For those who need to work out a plot problem or just brainstorm a new book, there will be an option to be in a small group to discuss story plots and turns.

Bring your favorite coffee or ice tea! Light refreshments provided.

We will meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carolina Cafe at Cameron Village. After the meeting, feel free to head back to Carolina Cafe for coffee.

Remember that prospective members can join us for two meetings free of charge before joining.  We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Upcoming Online Workshop

June 2016 Online Workshop: Sex! Writing Hot! with Tina Gerow

Course Information:

Writing hot love scenes is so much more than describing whose lips are where doing what. Good love scenes should read smoothly, clearly, and communicate who is doing what to whom as well as when and how, but without sounding like a How-To manual.  It should convey emotions, passion, reveal new insights into the characters as well as advance the plot. Sound like brain surgery or rocket science? Nope – no Doctorate’s degree required – I promise! Come join us for some no-nonsense discussions about how to thread all of this together into such smokin’ hot love scenes that readers will devour and you will love to write.


Tina Gerow is a multi-published author under two pen names. She writes sensual paranormal romance as Tina Gerow and erotic paranormal romance Cassie Ryan. She’s also an experienced line editor and a public speaker on many topics both motivational and writing-related. So basically she’s a slacker ex- band director with an outgoing personality and an overactive imagination who has been put to work writing for the safety of herself and others. 🙂


 See Our Full Workshop Schedule Here