New England Romance Writers meets the third Sunday of the month (except as noted) from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. There is no meeting in December.


Please Join Us At Our Next Meeting:

June 23, 2024 — How and Where to Use Goal, Motivation, and Conflict

Our June 23, 2024 monthly meeting will start at 1:00 P.M. with a workshop entitled “How and Where to Use Goal, Motivation, and Conflict,” presented by Bonnie Edwards, which will be followed by our general business and social meeting. Not a NERW member but want to attend the workshop? Join NERW now and receive access to our monthly workshops, private email forum, and Facebook group!

Workshop Description:

These cornerstones of storytelling are the foundation for page-turning fiction that readers love. With story and character goals on the page, with strong motivation for every decision, conflict will be clear and will demand a powerful resolution. GMC is often discussed in terms of story, or plot in the larger context of fiction.

This is not what you’ll hear from me.

In this webinar we’ll discuss GMC in scenes and sequels…the small blocks of prose that move your story and take your reader to its conclusion. In romance, that’s a happy ending.

In this webinar I’ll explain the practical side of GMC theory:

  1. How to put GMC in every scene you write
  2. How to avoid reader boredom and keep them engaged
  3. The nuts and bolts of page-turning fiction


Command of these elements can help you find readers who will put you on their auto-buy list. If you’re submitting to agents or traditional houses, they’ll be more likely sit up and take notice.

Bio: Bonnie Edwards has been writing all her life, starting with a poem about Santa suffering with gout. She was seven, Santa was a thousandteen years old. Delighted with writing, she went on to write family sagas, humorous contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic paranormal ghost romances and more.

She may jump around within romance, but all her stories come with a tear, a laugh, and a happy ending. Published by Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) Bonnie’s stories stretch from short stories to novellas and novels. Now, she’s happy to be publishing her work herself.

With 40+ titles to her credit, she has been translated into several languages and sold books worldwide. Aside from standalone romances, she has romance series that include Christmas romances and beach reads. Contemporary family sagas find a home in Return to Welcome set in a fictional town. Learn about more exciting releases and get a free romance by subscribing to her newsletter, Bonnie’s Newsy Bits

2024 Meetings

January 21, 2024
How To Write Media Tie-ins 
with Mari Mancusi

February 18, 2024
Making Silence BOOM!
with Margie Lawson

March 17, 2024
In My Cinnamon Roll Era
with Teri Wilson

April 21, 2024
6 Techniques for More Compelling Plots
with Shirley Jump

May 19, 2024
Feeling Extra Crispy? When Writers Burn Out
with Liz Lincoln

June 23, 2024

How and Where to Use Goal, Motivation, and Conflict
Bonnie Edwards

July 2024
No meeting

August 2024
No meeting

September 15, 2024

October 20, 2024

November 17, 2024

December 2024
No meeting