Coming this summer:

June Workshopping Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock Bank Room East

100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, 80104.

No RSVP is required. Pull down on “Workshops and More” tab for information on submitting your manuscript ahead of time for workshopping.

McCuneHeadshotJuly Workshop led by Bonnie McCune  “Out-of-Date Stereotypes in Character Development”

Monday, July 1, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock Bank Room East

100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, 80104.

RSVP to castlerockwriters@gmail.com appreciated by not required.

Contemporary genre writing often continues to be dogged by out-of-date stereotypes. Whether it’s the idea that small town life is better than big city living, or that men and women prefer clear gender roles, or that there is a scarcity of diverse ethnicities in characters, what do we lose by these self-imposed limits? How does the writer handle these topics in his or her work? Bonnie will be covering tropes, archetypes, and chiches in character development. She is the author of five books of women’s fiction, as well as many short stories and articles. See www.BonnieMcCune.com

RSVPs to castlerockwriters@gmail.com appreciated by not required. Suggested donation: $10


1st Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Library Castle Rock, CO 80104

Jan. 7, 2019–Workshopping Kick-off
February 4–Write-out & Workshop
March 4–Write-out & Workshop
April 1–Speaker for Poetry Month–SETH
May 6–Write-out & Workshop
June 3–Write-out & Workshop
July 1–“Out-of-Date Stereotypes in Character Development”
by Bonnie McCune, author & speaker
August 5–Write-out & Workshop
September 27-28–“Writing-in-Progress” CONFERENCE 2019*
October –Write-out & Workshop
November 4–Write-out & Workshop
*December 2–Holiday Party*

*HOLIDAY PARTY: location to be announced in the fall of 2019.

Manuscript set-up:

(Get into the habit now, so it becomes second-nature to you.                                            Readers and editors need you to meet these rules for ease of editing.)

–Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-14 points.
–Select five pages of your work to submit. If you submit more, such as an entire chapter, the group will try to read it, but it depends on how many manuscripts are submitted that month.
–Print out a copy to write comments on or write some comments on another sheet of paper. Remember to make comments about strengths, as well as some suggestions. Ask questions in places you are confused. We want to help each other!
–Manuscripts and/or comments will be given to the author at the end of the meeting.                        –Submitting a manuscript is not required. New writers may feel more comfortable after they get to know the group.
If Douglas County School District or Douglas County High School is closed due to weather, the meeting is cancelled. If the library is closed, the meeting is cancelled. For more information, contact CRW at 303-521-8615. 


Sponsors of the Castle Rock Writers 

SSWS Banner URL Castle Rock2www.superstarswriting.com

Superstars Writers Seminar is February 6-9, 2019  in Colorado Springs

$100 discount for those on the CRW email list



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