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:

April 21, 2024 — 6 Techniques for More Compelling Plots

Our April 21, 2024 monthly meeting will start at 1:00 P.M. with a workshop titled “6 Techniques for More Compelling Plots,” presented by Shirley Jump, 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: If you want the reader to be turning the pages as fast as they can, you need a compelling plot. You might think a compelling plot is one filled with car chases and gun fights and a lot of action. The truth is, what keeps readers glued to your book, is an emotional connection with the character. But how exactly do you create that? Join New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump, who has published 85 books in 24 countries, for this workshop on how to take your book to the next level with a page-turning plot!

Bio: New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump didn’t have the willpower to diet nor the talent to master under-eye concealer, so she bowed out of a career in television and opted instead for a career where she could be paid to eat at her desk–writing.

She turned to the world of romance novels, where messes are (usually) cleaned up before The End and no one is calling anyone a doodoo head. In the worlds Shirley gets to create and control, children listen to their parents, husbands always remember holidays and housework is magically done by elves.

Though she’s thrilled to see her books in stores around the world, Shirley mostly writes because it gives her an excuse to avoid cleaning the toilets and helps feed her shoe habit.

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

May 19, 2024

June 16, 2024

July 2024
No meeting

August 2024
No meeting

September 15, 2024

October 20, 2024

November 17, 2024

December 2024
No meeting