"Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction. To that end, the organization strives to:
- Provide an environment of support and encouragement among members
- Stimulate interest in and appreciation for the art of writing
- Act as a dissemination point for information concerning commercial fiction writing
- Bring together authors, editors, agents, and other related professionals for the mutual benefit of all"
Free programs, a fall conference, and a spring retreat! Who could ask for anything more?
Western Slope: Montrose Free Program
Great Beginnings presented by Sharon Mignerey
Saturday, August 15, 9:00 AM to Noon
Hampton Inn Montrose
1980 North Townsend
Participants at “Great Beginnings” are encouraged to bring the first chapter of a work in progress, as this hands-on class is designed to help writers–new or old hands–sort through conflicting advice about first chapters, and create compelling opening chapters that draw readers into the story.
Writers hear all kinds of conflicting advice such as: you MUST introduce a compelling character in an inciting incident, but someone else says you MUST show that compelling character in his/her ordinary world; the reader MUST care about the character’s previous life but then again, you MUST avoid backstory; world building that anchors characters and reader is vital but, no, you MUST NOT do anything that stops the forward momentum of the story….it’s enough to make a writer’s head explode when all the writer wants to do is tell the story.
This workshop will help writers do that – tell a story – while also identifying the elements needed for their specific story to keep the reader turning the pages. This is a free workshop presented by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
Writer of the Year Panel
Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 PM
Tattered Cover Colfax
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Western Slope: Grand Junction Free Program
Everything You Need to Know About the Next RMFW Anthology presented by Mario Acevedo
Saturday, September 5, 9:00 AM to 12:30ish (Light breakfast at 9:00 AM.)
Grand Junction Business Incubator Center
2591 Legacy Way
Grand Junction, CO
Mario Acevedo, the new Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer anthology editor will present a talk about the anthology, its history, this year’s theme, and why contributing to the anthology will add to an author’s experience as a writer. Mario will discuss the submission and selection process, and the literary expectations of short fiction versus novel-length fiction.
Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13
March 10-13, 2016
Franciscan Retreat Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Registration Opens October 1, 2015
Join RMFW at the official website "Become a Member" page.