Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ September Western Slope Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9 a.m. at the Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction.

Continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.,  The program starts at 9:15 a.m. and runs to about noon.

Mark Stevens’ program, ‘Plot without Plotting’, will teach writers how to write as you go, and explore your work in progress using the organic approach – staring with a blank page – including what you need to know about your characters, how much research is “enough,” new ways to think of settings, and how to develop and enhance conflict.

“Seat of the Pantsing” isn’t as scary as it sounds, but there will be surprises along the way,” says Stevens.


MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS WELCOME – there is NO COST. Please RSVP to Vicki Law at or call 970.497.6452.

Mark Stevens has been a Coloradoan since 1980. A former print reporter, national news television producer and school district communicator, he’s now working as a communications consultant in the new economy, listed under “s” for self-employed.

Stevens has published two Colorado-based mysteries, Antler Dust (2007) and Buried by the Roan (2011). Buried by the Roan was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in 2012.

The third book in the Allison Coil Mystery Series, Trapline, will be published in November, 2014, by Midnight Ink.

All three novels are set on the Western Slope of Colorado, including Glenwood Springs, The Flat Tops Wilderness, Meeker, and The Roan Plateau. Mark’s author website is: