>I’m proud to be a charter member of Passionate Ink (PI), the Erotic Romance Writers Special Interest Chapter #207 of Romance Writers Of America.
Since the new chapter was only approved slightly before Nationals, I’ve been amazed at the things Sylvia Day (Pres.) and the founders (including names like Shelley Bradley, Jaci Burton, & Angela Knight–see complete list here) have been able to accomplish in just a few months and still handle their own writing careers.
Already PI has established a beautiful website which has a member page with links to their websites, as well as a link to their forum. PI is publishing a quarterly newsletter and a monthly Booknotes newsletter announcing all the latest releases for it’s members.
In addition, it has established contests for both published (Passionate Plume) and unpublished (Stroke of Midnight) and has announced them on contest loops and the RWR.
Workshops are being taught, research and industry information is disseminated, and milestones in the writers life are being shared and rejoiced over.
In short, it’s a professionally run organization with something in the neighborhood of 200 members, last I heard.
And what do I do? I collect all the Member Milestones and report them in the newsletter so we can all celebrate.
Do your characters heat up the page?