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We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


Please note: The February 9th meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather.

MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION: PCC – Sylvania Campus

Portland Community College Map in PDF

9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am General meeting  –  TCB 218

11:00 Workshop  – TCB 218


Canceled due to inclement weather

Saturday, February 9, 2019

11 AM

From Arousal to Zipper; Writing the Best Sex of Your Life

with Linda Mercury

Why add sex to your writing? Why bother with arousal, fascination, or just plain interest? A lot of people get weirded out by writing sex, as though their work will be seen as less intellectual, less important, or even less marketable.

If the sex isn’t thoughtfully written, it can. The sex scene, like every scene in a book, has to move the character’s journey forward. You don’t want people skipping your sex scenes to get back to the plot. This workshop covers not just the physicality of writing sex, but also the yearning, the hope, the joy, and the vulnerability that sex brings.