We made #RWchat stuff!

We wanted #RWchat stuff to wear, drink out of and write in, so we thought we’d share them with you. (Including the ones that say “Romance Writers do it on Sundays.”) There’s over a dozen different styles of shirts and tank tops for women and men.

The Zazzle store happens to be 25% off today.  (Tip: to see all the products, you’ll need to change the content filter from “safe” to “off”.)


Coming April 2nd… Publishing Process

RWchat 4-2-17

Graphic by Alexis Daria

Getting a book written and revised is just the beginning. The path from there to publication is tumultuous. Whether it’s traditional or self-publishing, there are multiple rounds of edits to go through with an editor. Knowing and learning how to work with an editor is an intricate relationship to navigate. Since the days of writing one book per year are pretty much gone, there’s the problem of juggling a publishing schedule and managing more than one project at once. How do you do it?

Come share your expertise, learn from the experts, and ask us your questions, Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

Coming Mar. 26th… Style & Voice

RWchat 3-26-17

Graphic by Alexis Daria

Word choices and sentence structures are the nuts and bolts of our writing. Our prose – the phrasing, the author voice – is what holds readers’ attention and attracts them to a particular author. But how do we work on this? Is author voice something we can control? How do we study the style of writing and improve our ability to communicate stories?

Come with your ideas and questions! Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett


Mining Your Past

Content Warning: Domestic Violence

I had a whole thing I was going to write about. About how the hosts of #RWChat used to be graphic designers, opera singers, butterfly pinners (we know it’s entomology, but it’s more fun this way), and summer camp directors. The list of things we used to be, before we became romance authors, goes on and on and we’ve all taken pieces of those things forward to make us better at being what we are now—whether it be surviving critique, setting schedules, or designing covers.

That’s the basic idea of mining your past, but it’s not the only one—and apparently I want to talk about the other one, because I sat down to write a funny post about jobs and skills and this is what you’re getting instead. (I’m sorry. We’ll let Robin go back to doing the blogs any minute.)

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Coming March 19th… Mining Your Past

RWchat 3-19-17The first time you sit down to write, and every time thereafter, you’re not showing up to the page empty handed. You bring all your past experiences, jobs, relationships, and skills with you. Sometimes they work their way onto the page, but other times, they help your career in more subtle ways.

Opera singer. Photographer. Sales superstar. Butterfly pinner. And that’s just us over here at RWchat HQ! In the next chat, we’re going to talk about using the skills you’ve picked up in the past to help you in your present and future as authors.

Come join us Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST!

~Alexis Daria

Coming March 12th… Writing A Series


Graphic by Alexis Daria

There’s nothing worse than a great book ending and finding out there isn’t another one! Readers crave a series. Publishers like to sign a series. And who doesn’t want to make more money with a series? But writing a series takes a lot more planning and world building. How do you do it?

Come share with us Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST!

~Robin Lovett