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 August 13, 2016. 

Post-RWA Conference Discussion — Overview and Highlights of the RWA National Conference in San Diego.

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

August 2016 Online Workshop: Screenwriting Concepts a Novelist Can Use, with Sally J. Walker

Course Information:

Every writer needs to study a variety of writing disciplines to evolve their work into the best it can be. Each form has a lesson to teach, from the vivid imagery of poetry to nonfiction’s required precision to the short story’s focus on a single-event in a complex life. Screenwriting can teach a fiction writer the value of tight narrative, carefully orchestrated plotting, and multi-layered, crisp dialogue while focusing on story and character through visual imagery. You will be delighted to find this eight-lesson introductory course can “enlarge your territory” and take your storytelling skills to heights you never imagined.


Sally Walker’s published credits include literary, romance and western novels, a nonfiction essay collection, several creative writing textbooks, stage plays, poetry, and many magazine articles on the craft of writing, including staff contributions to two international film magazines for 10 years. With 30 screenplays written, one optioned in 2014, several under negotiation at three different studios and two novel-to-screenplay adaptations on her plate, Sally has a well-respected manager representing her in Hollywood. In addition to long time active memberships in such national writing organizations as RWA, WWA and SCBWI, she was president of a state-wide writers organization 2007-2011. She keeps to a strenuous writing schedule and still has time to work as Editorial Director for The Fiction Works.


 See Our Full Workshop Schedule Here