From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Carolina Coast, HCRW is at the heart of it all!


Beginning your journey as a romance writer? Author with several books under your belt? Independent or traditionally published? HCRW has something to offer you!

  • Craft & Business Workshops 

  • Local Annual Conferences

  • Online Programming

  • New Writer Mentorship

  • Established Author Development

  • Support for Traditional & Independent Publishing

Our Romance Writers of America membership is drawn from all over North Carolina and southern Virginia. Join us for an opportunity to meet, mingle, and connect with a fun group of writers who understand the trials and triumphs of the publishing industry. 

Regular Membership Meetings are the second Saturday of each month at ECPI University, 4101 Doie Cope Road, Raleigh, NC. Prospective members are encouraged to visit us for one free meeting before joining. We look forward to seeing you!

HCRW also encourages our members to participate in:

Heartline Newsletter—Our monthly electronic newsletter contains informative articles on the craft of writing, member news, contest information, and opportunities to announce your latest releases.

Writer to Writer—Join a small group of new and seasoned writers in your locale who meet on a regular basis for in-depth critiques and feedback.

Book in a Week (BiaW) Challenge—Starting the first Saturday of each month, interested members of HCRW can take part in the Book-in-a-Week challenge. The goal is to write, write, and write some more with no revising. At the end of each day, members post their word count in the BiaW forum. BiaW is great for starting books, and fabulous for sticky plot points and looming deadlines!

Facebook—HCRW’s public Facebook account allows members to announce new releases, good news, and links to personal blogs, posts, and websites.

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