Past Conferences

2015 Conference

Chris Mandeville
Teaching a Friday Morning Master Class--"Everything You Need to Know to Write a Novel"
Enes Smith
Teaching "The One Minute Lie-Detector: Creating Believable Lies."
Charlie Yoite
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Agent-Editor Panel
Susan Brooks
Our 2015 Conference Chair enjoys the Friday night banquet.
Aaron Michael Ritchey, Warren Hammond and Brenna Yovanoff
Kay Bergstrom
Amnesia Again?
Mario Acevedo and Aaron Michael Ritchey
Resistance--What's Keeping You from Writing?
Book Sale 5--Cindy Myers and Yvonne Montgomery Ewegan
The Big World of Small Publishing 2
Linda Joffe Hull Susan Brooks
Angie Hodapp
Teaching a Friday morning Master class--"Thinking in Scenes: Projecting Your Fiction on Your Reader's Mental Movie Screen."
Mario Acevedo and Warren Hammond
The Better Half--Sidekicks in Fiction
Jeffery Deaver teaches a packed workshop
Kara Seal
Demonstrates how to tell "Is Your Novel MG, YA or Divergent?"
Agent-Editor Panel III
Tactics and Techniques for Keeping a Series Fresh
Jeanne Stein, Robin D. Owens, Carol Caverly, Cindi Myers
Failure and Self-Doubt--The Silent Battle
Jeff Seymour, Bonnie Ramthun, Mary Gilgannon, Shannon Baker, Julie Kazimer
Deni Dietz
Synopses and Queries and Formatting, Oh My!
Leah Parker
More demonstration for "Is Your Novel MG, YA, or Divergent?"
Enjoying a Workshop
There are always smiling faces at the registration, info table.
Book Sale 2
Carol Caverly
Brainstorming Yourself! Finding Ideas in Strange Places
Tracy Thornton Brisendine
Talking on "Homicide for Writers Not Criminals"
Editors Read the Slush Pile
Cindi Myers
The Juggling Act--Writing for More Than One Publisher
Carol Berg
Taught a Friday morning Master Class--"Vivid Writing" AND a Friday afternoon workshop--"The Joys, Pitfalls and Techniques of Revision."
Writing Across Genre--How Genre Conventions Shape Your Story
With Grayson Towler and Rebecca Bates. Moderated by Angela Lavoie.
Johnny Worthen
Symbolism Theory--Connection and Reference
Book Sale 3-Gary Reilly
Book Sale 4-Judith Robbins Rose
The Writing Biz: Truth and Lies with Money
Taught by Kay Bergstrom, Robin Owens and Cindi Myers. Karen Lin moderates.
Emily Singer
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Anita Mumm
A Layered Approach to Worldbuilding.
Keir Graff
Letting us know how to "Invite Yourself to the Social Media Party."
Heather Webb and Kerry Schafer
No Feet of Clay--Molding Characters that Move the Reader
Kirk DouPonce
Book Cover Design
The Big World of Small Publishing
Ben LeRoy Linda Joffe Hull
Sandra Bond and Susan Spann
RMFW's 2015 Writer of the Year, Susan Spann poses with her agent, Sandra Bond.
Pamela Nowak
RMFW's current president at the Friday evening banquet.
Bree Ervin
Putting Curiosity in the Driver's Seat
Editor-Agent Panel
Shannon Baker
RMFW's 2014 Writer of the Year introduces our 2015 Writer of the Year, Susan Spann.
Editor-Agent Panel
IPAL First Sale Panel
Monica Poole, Stephen Merlino, Corinne O'Flynn, Shawn McGuire
Karen Lin
Cath Launa
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Agent-Editor Critique Sessions
Trish Hermanson gives comments at the table led by Danielle Burby from Hannigan, Salky, Getzler Agency.
Book Sale
Because reading books (especially ones written by people you know) is almost as much fun as writing them.

2013 Conference

The 2013 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference was held September 20-22, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Order Form for Workshop Audio Recordings

2013 Conference Literature

2013 Special Guests

  • Historical novelist Margaret George
  • Thriller and urban-fantasy author Rob Thurman
  • Horror author Ronald Malfi

2013 Attending Agents and Editors