I think I’ve said this before but I’m going to bore you and say it again. I love my new role as a writer/published author/scribe/wordsmith/woman of letters....Whichever way you look at it, it has changed my life to the point where I meet the most interesting, supportive, funny and downright irreverent characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. And now that I have ‘branched out’ into writing stories about the world of the gay male romance relationship, it’s just got better. I do talk about things in this post that may offend sensitive viewers, so feel free to look away now.
POT OF GOLD Blog
Our quarterly POT OF GOLD newsletter has evolved into a blog that's updated more frequently so we can provide more timely updates and information. More recent blog posts will appear on the RRW main page. Anyone wanting to go back and see what we've been up to over long stretches of time can review the history of all our updates here.
Membership in the Romance Writers of America is one of the most powerful tools in an author's arsenal. The benefits and influence it affords are so appealing (and widely touted) that writer in other popular genres often become RWA members to access its dynamic, responsive professional networks.
Damon Suede has sent you a group email from Rainbow Romance Writers.
Greetings Rainbow Romance Writers! Happy New Year!
As incoming president of the chapter I wanted to give a general update on
the current status of our various projects and also a headsup about several
things we have planned in the months ahead. Like Heidi, I have no interest
in inundating you with spam or redundant notices, so I've included all
of the relevant information (and links) in this message, which will only
appear in your email inbox once.
Joining the RRW is a simple process and one that can change your life as an author of LGBT romance. As the only organization founded to support professional authors of LGBT romance, the RRW work to raise visibility of all books in LGBT romance, not just its members. RRW has already made tremendous inroads with mass media coverage, vendor policy, and outreach in communities all over the United States (and beyond).
RRW Academy is getting physical! The organizers of GayRomLit have asked RRW to curate their first-ever event focused on the art and business of LGBT romance, a one-day retreat about guiding and guarding your work as a writer in today's market. Our genre is booming and blooming. The past year has taught the RRW that connecting with colleagues can change the trajectory of our genre and our careers.
Knowledge is power! As part of the Rainbow Romance Writers ongoing mission to gather meaningful data on LGBT romance readership, our fabulous Research/Retail Committee has compiled a snazzy survey to help us determine reader habits and interests. The survey covers everything from reading habits, subgenre preferences, pricing, and access to books.
This past Saturday, the RRW spent all day at the 2012 Rainbow Bookfair connecting with old friends and new members and hundreds of readers. We had an absolute blast: connections were made, manuscripts solicited, memberships sought, and sexy plots hatched on behalf of the chapter.
We’ve just gotten wonderful news from the national organization acknowledging two modifications to their language regarding diversity and tolerance within the Romance Writers of America and its chapters. The RRW Officers just sent them a letter of thanks for acting so quickly and decisively to address issues raised by the recent discrimination kerfuffle with RWI's MTM contest: