Writing Prompts and One Page Workshop

Prompts: Thursday, July 1 • Reading Event: Saturday, July 10


On July 1, the CDC will email a selection of writing prompts to the email loop. Select a prompt and write one page (250 words). We'll get together via Zoom on July 10 to share our pages. Time TBA.

Plot Structure and Beats

Saturday, August 14


We'll be asking everyone who is interested to watch the same romance movie (title TBA) which we will later discuss via Zoom. We'll break the movie down by its plot points (beats) to see how the structure can help us in writing our own stories. Time TBA.

Online Summer Writing Events for Members

Meeting Locations

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all critiques, meetings, and presentations are currently being held virtually, through a private video conferencing link. Please contact the chapter to learn how to attend our virtual programs.

Upcoming Programs

Saturday, September 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Theme: Writing the "Bigger Story" with Jeannie Lin

What makes a good story great? Bestselling author Jeannie Lin discusses using them to enhance your story for deeper impact.

Saturday, October 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Ask Us Anything with Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Former CNYRW members quit their day jobs and became self-published superstars! They will be available to answer all our burning questions.

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Our third annual day-long writing event where we pursue writing goals while we connect with and support fellow writers.

Saturday, December 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Braggies

This is our members-only year-end celebration of our writing accomplishments. Gather with your Class House at the School of Writing Wizardry for a fun afternoon!