Monthly Workshops

November Workshop 2019

“Maximizing Your Writing Time”

by Jean Jacobsen, Fiction Writer

  • The asiago in the refrigerator threatening to go green unless you start that lasagna?
  • Your best friend wants to meet for a beer?
  • Mom calling in for frequent chats?
  • Your smart watch starts ticking the rhythm of deadline beats?
  • Or are you stymied by atelodemiourgiopapyrophobia? You are not alone in a fear of imperfect creative activity on the page.

Join me and the Castle Rock Writers for tips on tackling distractions and capitalizing on your time to develop productive writing practices.

Monday, November 4, 2019
Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Snacks provided

PLEASE bring a laptop or quill and ink for our writing exercises.

jean2017rwa-headshotJean Jacobsen is an award-winning storyteller of Sweet American Historical Romance. Featuring strong female characters who believe they can accomplish whatever they set their minds to, she pens stories that transcend the heart. Because of Jean’s deep passion for history, she includes real events from the time period, making her stories come to life as they transport you to a by-gone era. Jean is a lover of dark chocolate, bold coffee, fragrant flowers, and yummy food.

Jean is also published in non-fiction. She was co-project manager and author of three chapters in The Chronicles of Douglas County Colorado, through The History Press. This tells the history of Colorado from dinosaurs to Twitter with seven other Castle Rock Writer authors.

Jean has self-published three fiction books and attended numerous conferences and workshops to continually improve her craft writing and marketing skills. She believes in sharing this information and paying it forward with other authors.

Find Jean:  Website, Amazon, Facebook, and BookBub

DECEMBER: Monday, December 2, 2019

Holiday Party (Parker Library)



Monday Monthly Workshops on 1st Mondays!

(except during conference month and December)

Training, support, and friendship for all writers on the Front Range…and beyond!

“One Monday per Month” (mostly 1st Mondays)
Philip S. Miller Library CR Bank Room East
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly workshops are free.

If you are interested in becoming a future speaker, fill out an Application.

For upcoming Monthly Workshops
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CRW SUBMISSIONS: Now Castle Rock Writers has a way for us to submit our manuscripts and read others’ manuscripts ahead of our workshopping meetings. Set up a Google Docs and submit to The manuscripts are for reading ahead of time; please do not share them with people who are not in the workshopping group. Deadline: please submit your manuscript by Sunday before the meeting on Monday to give others time to read your work. 

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.