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Digital Publishing Moves Mainstream: Is Your Publisher Playing the Professional Game?

 Originally published at Jessewave. *** At RWA[1]’s 2012 national conference in Anaheim, a digital-first title won the contemporary single title RITA[2]. The RWA board introduced new, protective language into the bylaws, specifically stating that “membership shall not be denied to adults because of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, […]

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#RWA12 or Bust

I’ll be at Romance Writers of America’s national conference next week in Anaheim California; on Wednesday, July 25 from 5-8PM I’ll be signing at their massive book signing in the Marriott convention center. If you’re there, stop by and say hi! If you’re an attending member of Rainbow Romance Writers or interested in hearing more […]

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In other news, I’m apparently allergic to everything.

Originally my plans for this week were to finish up Family Man and get it turned in, work on revisions of Second Hand if they came in, and otherwise continue finishing Dirty Laundry. I was well set to meet all my goals too and maybe even have some spare time. Tuesday afternoon I went to the allergist, and […]

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RWA Makes a Statement on Equality

You may remember the great and terrible brouhaha that came down regarding the Romance Writers of America Oklahoma chapter Romance Writers Ink singling out LGBT entries as no longer accepted in their More Than Magic contest, a contest LGBT romances had won and placed well in during previous years. You may also remember RWA being uncomfortably […]

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Bigotry is a Transitive Noun

Bigot. It’s such a loaded, nasty word. It’s negative, and no one ever wants to use it. It’s like “racist” or  “homophobic.” “Anti-Semitic” sounds more like a clinical condition than a mindset one shares with Hitler, but it nevertheless carries enough context to send people scrambling for higher ground. “I’m not a bigot. I’m not […]

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RWA Shouldn’t Be in the Business of Discrimination

– Note: MTM will no longer accept same-sex entries in any category. from the contest rules for the More Than Magic contest hosted by Romance Writers Ink Chapter of RWA It’s taken me several days to be able to write this blog post, and the worst part of it is that my job isn’t done […]

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