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RESEARCHING YOUR SETTING by Gail Dayton Researching your setting Leafless live oak trees in winter. Pine trees in the Texas Panhandle. Lava rocks in Idaho. One of these things is not like the other because it’s true. Do you know which one? It’s the Idaho trivia that’s true. Once upon a time, a volcano [...]
PRO MOTION – WHO ARE YOU? by JULIE PITZEL, PRO Liaison I’ve had my name for a long time. I like it. It’s not common but it’s not so unusual as to be awkward. I’ve always planned to use it when I publish. Historically, a woman publishing under her own name has not always [...]
Making the Most of Online Research by Ally Broadfield There’s nothing more frustrating than wasting your precious writing time on a futile web search. Whether you’re looking for a specific piece of information or need to research an entire time period or subject, there are several ways to streamline your research. Here are five tips: [...]
Who’s Got Time for That? by Lori Waters In today’s busy, crazy life, who’s got time to give one more second to something else? I don’t. But what would happen if no one *made* time? Today I want to talk to you about giving back. I’ve been a member of this great organization, Carolina Romance [...]
Although most writers and readers probably know the difference between the verbs “pour” (what you do to a liquid) and “pore” (to study carefully or think deeply), many published books still contain sentences like this: This article is available to RWA-WF members. Join today!
How Social Media Made the RWA National Conference Even Better by Jennifer Gracen For those who still think joining Twitter or Facebook won’t help with their romance writing careers, I’m here to tell you why you’re mistaken. I joined Facebook back in 2008 and immediately became addicted. It was such a rush to find old, [...]
What’s in it for ME? by Gail Chianese There are many fabulous reasons for attending the RWA National Conference every year: workshops galore, networking, fan moments, free books, agent/editor pitches, the shoes, inspirational speeches, hanging with your chapter-mates and, of course, escaping home for a few days. So why do I go? What is it [...]
RWA-WF is my home chapter. I live in metro Atlanta and I have a local chapter of RWA that meets once per month not far from my community. I belonged to this chapter for many years and made some nice connections when I first started out as a romance writer. I struggled to attend the [...]
Creating a Social Media Plan that Works By Lisa Hoffer As a new writer, I make it a priority to ask lots of questions of other writers. I want to learn and grow as a writer, and I feel other people’s stories and experiences help me. The more writers I speak with, the more [...]