Writing Workshops

Interested in writing your own novel?  Thea is a member of the Colorado Romance Writers, a chapter of RWA, and they offer all sorts of fantastic online workshops.  Here’s a preview of some of their upcoming events:


In October, CRW takes the fear out of putting words on paper, or rather words on screen! Work with MM Pollard to action up passive voice, with Becky Martinez to realize your story ideas into novels, and with Susan Palmquist to experiment with crafting short stories.


Do you write sentences with the doer of the action in a prepositional phrase like in this sentence?

– Bonnie was asked to the dance by Frank.

That sentence is written in passive voice. Confused? You’re not the only writer who struggles with passive voice verbs. Spend a month with MM and learn how to action up your writing!

Write in Passive Voice and Be Passed Over by a Publisher

Instructor: MM Pollard

Dates: Monday, October 5 – October 30, 2015 (4 weeks)

Fee: $20.00 CRW Members; $25.00 all other students

Classifications: Writing Fundamentals, Wordsmithing, Voice, Grammar, Craft, Active vs. Passive




Learn to move your initial story idea to developing great characters, creating a realistic setting, and building a plot that moves. Using checklists and exercises Becky will teach you to get your story idea off the ground.


Power Writing – From Ideas to Plots to Pages

Instructor: Becky Martinez

Dates: October 5 – October 16, 2015 (2 weeks)

Fee: $15.00 CRW/HODRW Members; $20.00 all other students

Classifications: Writing Fundamentals, Craft, Plotting, Characterization, Setting, Dialogue, Scenes




Short is hot! It has been for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. So just what is the key for writing short? Spend the month with Susan Palmquist and discover the winning formula for penning successful short stories.


Crafting the Short Story

Instructor: Susan Palmquist

Dates:  October 5 – October 30, 2015 (4 weeks)

$20.00 CRW Members; $25.00 all other students

Classifications: Writing Fundamentals, Plotting, Pacing, Characterization, Specialty Writing – Short Story, Craft, Professional Development, Business, Publishing, Industry




And next month…


In November, we’re exploring the art of Defining Erotica with Sascha Illyvich!

Have you wanted to explore writing sexy fiction? Join the bad boy of romance for the month and learn about the erotic market, what makes a story erotic, and learn unique business angles for writing erotica.

WriteSEX: Defining Erotica

Instructor: Sascha Illyvich

Dates: November 2 – November 30, 2015 (4 weeks)

Fee: $30.00 CRW/HODRW members; $40.00 all other students

Classifications: Intensive/Mentor Series, Speciality Research, Specialty Writing, Genre Specific, Craft, Professional Development, Writing as a Business, Marketing, Promotions, Industry

Classifications: Writing/Professional Development, Querying, Pitching, Synopsis Work, Submissions, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, Publishing, Industry, Craft


Visit our website to register! http://crw-rwa.ning.com/page/crwonlineworkshops

Everyone is always welcome to register for a CRW workshop! Contact Lori Corsentino with any questions or suggestions for workshops.

Subscribe to our online workshop monthly mailing list!

To find out more about our chapter, visit us at http://crw-rwa.ning.com/

Comments are closed.