Past Conferences

2015 Conference

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

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