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From forums and meetings to critique groups and mentorship programs, CTRWA can help take your writing to the next level.

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Connecticut Chapter of

Romance Writers of America

CTRWA meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. Topics focus on both the craft and business of writing.


We're passionate about writing

Meet and mingle with local and national writers both published and non-published. Writers from all genres welcome.

Benefits of Membership

Did you know non-members are allowed to attend two meetings for free? After that, a $5 fee will be charged via the PayPal button link on this website. Email connecticutrwa@gmail.com for more information. Members: the Zoom meeting link will be posted in the RWA Forums.

NEXT HYBRID MEETING: Saturday March 11th, 9AM 

Location: Wells-Turner Library, 2407 Main Street, Glastonbury,  ALSO via ZOOM link

Presentation:  Hero's Personality Ladder given by Laurie Schnebly

 Track your hero's arc through the seven core steps he'll need to climb during his journey from a Mr. NOT YET RIGHT  to a character who's fully earned his victory in the end. Of course, the heroine has her own ladder to climb, often in parallel stages - until the finale, when they reach their ultimate triumph. (There's even a ladder for the villain, although he rarely makes it to the top!)

Laurie Schnebly (also known as Laurie Schnebly Campbell) draws on her background as a counseling therapist and romance writer to provide workshops for writers. During weekdays, she writes and produces videos, brochures, and commercials (some of which feature her voice) for a Phoenix advertising agency. After hours, she writes romances.

Her romance books include: And Father Makes Three, Unexpected Family, Good Morning, Stranger, Home at Last, Romancing The Holidays, His Brother’s Baby, Wrong Twin-Right Man. She also published Believable Characters: Creating With Enneagrams.

Online or in person, Laurie’s workshops attract people who appreciate her humorous, “every-minute-full” style of teaching, as well as her comprehensive handouts.

For more information contact: Grace Hartwell, CTRWA President, ConnecticutRWA@gmail.com

April 8: Caridad Pineiro

May 13: Amanda Arista

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