If you are a women’s fiction writer (duh) you may want to read the Writer Unboxed post by Laura Drake I’ve linked below. It explains what has been happening with RWA (Romance Writers of America) and why the chapter (of which I am Secretary) — the Women’s Fiction chapter — has decided to disband.
In a nutshell? It’s because RWA will no longer allow us to identify ourselves as writers of women’s fiction, first and foremost, and still be voting members. Oh, they still want us to pay dues, but they won’t let us have a chapter or vote. Um, no thank you. To stay active, members need to claim to be romance writers.
But, on the bright side, the current board is charging ahead to establish a new group of writers and enthusiasts of women’s fiction where we can be honest about what we write.
Please know that this new loop or group or whatever it will be called will have no direct impact on Women’s Fiction Writers! This blog has become my online home, and yours! But, I will be on the ground floor of what’s going on, I’ll be posting information here, so that anyone and everyone who writes women’s fiction can benefit.
I think the best is yet to come!