RWA, for those of you who don’t know, is the Romance Writers of America. It’s a professional organization which can be found at http://www.rwa.org/ and boasts over 10,000 members, including myself. The RWA has local chapters in major cities where groups of writers meet, and there are even specialized chapters like Passionate Ink (I’ve mentioned them before…they’re the chapter for erotic romance writers), Gothic Romance Writers, Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal, and Hearts through History, just to name a few.
Their mission is to help the professional interests of romance writers by assisting with networking and advocacy. As with any profession, I think it’s beneficial to have a professional organization to help you with whatever you’re doing.
What I’m super excited about is going to their conference in New York City at the end of June and early July. I’ll be meeting the lovely Shelley, my critique partner, there, and we’ll be exploring all that the writing world has to offer. We’ve had a great time going over the massive list of workshops, which include classes about anything and everything relating to writing. Whether it has to do with research, the craft and process of writing itself, how to get published, or a writer’s life, they have it.
Some of the workshop titles include:
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