RRCWLogoWelcome to the home of the Golden Rose

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 Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.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.


(See meeting information below for room number)

Portland Community College Map in PDF

9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am-10:30am. General meeting begins in TCB 218

10:30-12:00. Workshop (Room TCB 218)

May 13, 20017

Write Fast

Increasing Your Novel Writing Speed Through Art Journaling

Shea MacLeod

Do you envy prolific writers who seem to pump out multiple novels per year while you struggle to finish one or two?

Are you already fairly prolific and want to become more so?

Are you a pantser who suffers from writers’ block and finds plotting abhorrent?

Or are you a plotter who tends to get lost in the minutiae of plotting?

This is the class for you!

With a unique take on art journaling, I will show you how to increase your writing speed so you can get out more novels faster. WITHOUT the quality suffering.


Shéa MacLeod writes urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, paranormal, and contemporary romances.  And also cozy mysteries. Mostly because she can’t make up her mind which genre she likes best so she decided to write them all.

After six years living in an Edwardian town house in London just a stone’s throw from the local cemetery, Shéa headed back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She plans to live out her days eating mushroom pizza, drinking too many caramel lattes, exploring exotic locales, and avoiding spiders.

Shéa is the author of the Dragon Wars series and the bestselling Sunwalker Saga series as well as the Viola Roberts Cozy Mystery series.


Coming up in June

Write-in and Brainstorm Session

With busy summer schedules, come to our June meeting for a chance to get away from family and obligations and WRITE! Think of all the beautiful words you can draft and/or revise in a few hours surrounded by fellow writers. Bring some snacks and wear your coziest clothes. Don’t forget your laptop and charger (and headphones, if needed)! Need to brainstorm or talk through sticky spots of your book instead of write? We’ll set aside a space for those who want to do that too.