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Industry News - May 2022

Posted on 5/19/2022
Our biggest spotlight of the day is AAP’s annual meeting on Monday, May 9th. They reminded their audience of the organization’s current core values and the challenges facing the publishing industry.

Message from the President - April RWR

Posted on 4/29/2022
The experience of sitting at your keyboard desperately pounding out our latest story and having that moment when we think, does my story really matter?

Industry News - April 2022

Posted on 4/20/2022
The Policy Advisory Committee is launching a new monthly column, "News & Updates," rounding up news and articles of importance to writers.

Secrets to an Effective Newsletter

Posted on 1/1/2021
Whether it’s due to a push from a publicist or simply noticing that all the other authors have one, you’ve started a newsletter. But you’re not quite sure if you’re getting it right.

Where Are They Now? Catching Up with Recipients of the RWA Academic Research Grant

Posted on 8/1/2020
The RWA Academic Research Grant has extended monies to independent scholars for projects related to romance writing, reading, and cultural impact for the past fifteen years.

Who You Gonna Call? A Ghostwriter!

Posted on 5/6/2020
“To be, or not to be” may have been Hamlet’s question, but what readers have been asking ever since was whether Shakespeare truly authored this famous line, his humble origins inciting doubtful critics.

Yes, Freelance Creatives Can Have Financial Plans

Posted on 5/6/2020
The financial coach Dave Ramsey says, “There are more than fifteen million Americans who are self-employed, and many others who work on straight commission. That means these people deal with an irregular income on a regular basis.”

Are You Taking Romantic Publicity “Travels”?

Posted on 5/6/2020
So there you are figuring out how to get your novel to a place where you’ll be the next Debbie Macomber or Suzi Weinert or Nora Roberts. Some of you may be nervous wrecks.

Let’s Get Emotional

Posted on 5/6/2020
I’m about to get emotional with you. Because, after all, emotion is at the heart of every great romance. Without it, our stories would read like textbooks.

Protecting Your Mental Health When Working Solo

Posted on 5/6/2020
Humans are social creatures. For hundreds of thousands of years, we’ve lived in complex family units. Before World War II, it was still common for multiple generations of family members to live together...

Here’s to Your Health!

Posted on 4/7/2020
The cost of health coverage seems to be constantly increasing, and everyone is looking for ways to reduce their health care costs.

World Building: The Story’s Foundation

Posted on 4/7/2020
What is world building? After developing your characters and identifying the plot, world building is an essential element to a good story. It is the foundation and glue that binds the reader to the tale.

Side Hustles to Boost Your Income Stream

Posted on 4/7/2020
When it comes to writing, the opportunities for side hustles are endless—think beyond writing novels to new ways to generate income using writing as a foundation.

The Literary Craft of Accessibility

Posted on 4/7/2020
What makes an “easy read” easy? Why are some books so popular? The answers to these questions lie in the concept of accessibility. An “accessible” book is one that is easily understood...

Create Your Signature Workshop

Posted on 3/4/2020
For an author or professional, having a signature workshop is a great tool and calling card to increase visibility in the industry. The key to building a submission that will get you accepted into conferences—and invited to speak to fellow writers—be