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 Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.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


Portland Community College Map in PDF

9am Social hour in the TCB lobby

10am General meeting  –  TCB 218

11:00 Workshop  – TCB 218

April 14, 2018

11 AM

How to Make a Great Audiobook

Want to convert your novels into audiobooks for your readers who prefer to listen? Audiobook narrator Matt Haynes will be joining us to talk about what makes a good audiobook narration, how to choose a narrator or audiobook service, and what it takes to DIY your audiobook well.

Matt has narrated over 30 books in different genres, including romance. He is based in Oregon. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/ha ynesnarration/

May 12, 2018

11 AM

Scene and Sequel

Wondering whether the scene-sequel structure can help your writing flow better and keep the reader engaged? Local author and RCRW member Terri Reed will be teaching about these structural units from Dwight Swain’s book Techniques of a Selling Writer, showing how scenes and sequels work and providing examples of how they affect the pace of a story.

Terri is an award winning author whose romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on “Publishers Weekly” Top 25, Nielsen s Bookscan Top 100, and Amazon’s Top 100, and have been featured in “USA TODAY”, “Christian Fiction Magazine”, and “RT Book Reviews”. Her books have been finalists in Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and the ACFW Carol Awards. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, and dog.