About Us


Northern Lights Writers (NLW)

A chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), with meetings located in Wyoming, Minnesota.

Meetings are the third Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm at the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN. Guests age 18 and over are welcome.

The chapter formed in 2003 for the purpose to advance the professional interests of career-focused writers through networking, information, education, and support for writers within the romance publishing industry.


New Members

NLW is happy to accept new members to our ranks. Potential members can attend two meetings to see if they are interested in joining our group, at that point they will need to decide to become a member or not. If so, they will need to join the National group – RWA; and then NLW; both require annual dues.


The 2020 NLW Meeting Calendar

January 18:  Character Development and Tropes

February 15: GMC & Outlining

March 21: Writing / Motivation / Getting Your Word Count

Between March 21 and April 18, the goal is to finish your rough draft.

April 18: Revising, Editing and Using Beta Readers

May 16:  Covers, Blurbs and Author Branding

Between May 16 and June 20, write some blurbs in preparation for the June meeting.

June 20: Pre-orders and Formatting AND Critique and refine each other's blurbs

July:  No meeting this month

August 15:  Social Media

September 19: Sales and Celebrate!

October: Annual Member Retreat

November 21: Elections (VP & Treasurer) and Host a NaNoWriMo Write-In.

December :Holiday Party

Current Officers

Denise Devine, President

LuAnn Nies, Treasurer

Elyse Lawrey, Secretary

The NLW Board

NLW Board handles most of the day-to-day business, which allows for a shorter business meeting and more time for the scheduled program.



For up to date information please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/northernlightswriters/

If you have further questions please email at: NLWriters@gmail.com