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several years now, I have belonged to a Yahoo romance
writing group, BBWRomanceWriting--writers who are
interested in creating stories with plus sized
characters, particularly plus-sized heroines. The
atmosphere in the group is so welcoming and supportive
and I have become friends with many of my fellow group
members. We have created two anthologies in the past year
and had them published. We are working on a third. It is
Writing, no matter your genre, can be a very solitary pursuit.
It is important to find ways to get out and mingle with other
writers. You need to share successes and frustrations. You
benefit from critique partnering, and opportunities for
workshops and industry speakers. If you haven’t a writer’s
group in your community to join, or if you are unable to easily
leave your home, an online group could fit the bill.
Romance writing groups abound online and it is relatively easy
to find one that fits well with you and your personality. It is
not possible to include information on every group available,
but with an initial search, I found these. There are MANY more.
My advice is to run your own search and find one that feels
like a good fit for you. I have included their group
descriptions where available.
Writers of America have chapters all over North America.
RWA-Chapters RWA is the
premiere romance writing organization. What’s neat about
them is that they have chapters everywhere, so it would
be relatively easy to find one near you.
MSN-RomanceWritingTips This is the
critique group to Romance Writing Tips. Writers give and
receive feedback on each other’s work.
Shelfari If you’re a romance writer,
published or unpublished, this is the place for
you. Tell us the release date of your next
book. List your favourite books. Join in on discussions.
Ask questions and enjoy your time here.
you a Romance Fiction writer that's yet to be published?
Maybe you're published but still need information about
writing. Not sure how to format that manuscript or query
letter? How about that synopsis? This group
will showcase some of the best information for
Romance writers from all over the net.
are a group of Christian writers writing Christian
Fiction. Each week on this list we have an Article that
is posted and then a TOPIC we discuss. This is a pretty
easy list where we chat about many things. The rules are
simple...keep it Godly and no
Romance Book Junction is an
active community where romance readers and writers come
together. Romance readers will be able to find new
authors to read. Romance writers will be able to find
new readers for their books.
This site welcomes all writers, but it
is especially geared for romance writers of
contemporary, inspirational, regency, medieval,
historical, suspense, mystery, time travel, fantasy,
futuristic, and paranormal romance.
group is for all those people who believe in writing
about romance and feel the need to write. Remember
everyone's piece is a work of
Writing.Com is the online community for writers and
readers of all interests and skill levels.
Whether you're an enthusiastic, creative writer looking for
the perfect place to store and display
your romance writing online or a casual reader
searching for a good story, Writing.Com is the website for
As you can see, there is something for everyone, whether you
write Christian romance or hard core erotica, whether you are
published or just beginning your writing journey.
Being in the company of fellow birds of a
feather will make the writing journey less of a lonely
one, and give you the needed support as you work on improving
Author: Judy Bagshaw has been
published since 2000. Writing romance featuring
full-figured heroines, her publishing credits include 4
novels, 1 collection of short stories, and short stories
in three anthologies. She was also part of the writing
team for the Ginn Reading Series, and Reaching Readers
Series, used in many elementary schools. Retired from
teaching, she writes full-time from her home in Ontario,
Canada. Visit Judy's website: www.judybagshaw.com