RWC - Romance Writers Community
RWC is a very large, very moderated, free, and active on-line community for serious romance
writers
--published or not.  Through e-mail we share writing questions, how-to, and other romance
novel writing subjects on the main list.  Then there are the sister lists to cover everything from
writing prompts, to chit chat, other types of writing, to critiques. There's even a group for romance
readers, the RRC group. You can find more info about each group below, including how to join and
links to the rules.

Other types of writers are welcome to join any RWC group, but the topics will at all times be about
romance novel writing only. Some erotic romance topics may fit into the group, but will be
limited. That means some topics, words, links, promo, and such, will not be allowed. This keeps the
group listed under romance writing and out of the adult only listings.  After all, this is a group for
romance writers, not an erotic writing group. We do have a lot of erotic romance writers in RWC,
even erotic writers who find RWC helpful for the romance side of their writing, so this shouldn't be a
problem unless you have an erotic topic that you wish to post, or an erotic romance scene you wish
to post to the critique group. There is a difference between romance, erotic romance and erotic
writing. You will need to find another group to cover critiques, some erotic romance topics, promo,
ect., for you since no group can be everything for everyone and would surely fail if it tried. For the
purpose of RWC,
romance is defined as the love story of one man and one woman, both adults,
who become a couple and find love and their happy ever after together.


                     
RWC management always has final judgment on what falls
                                    within the rules and what doesn't.

              Need to contact one of our moderators with a question, click here.



Please Take Note Before You Join any RWC Group:  RWC is not a social community. (Well,
it is on the one social group we have, but not the others. The readers' group isn't expected to be
writing topics either.) On all other RWC groups, we support each other and encourage each other
as romance novel writers who are serious about their craft. Of course we expect members to be
respectful to each other, to act professional since this isn't a group for fun but a group that deals
with your "job" as a writer. That means RWC groups have a
professional atmosphere. There are
also other
tight rules that members have to follow and moderators who make sure they do. All
RWC groups are tightly moderated and all members are expected to
follow all rules at all times.
In such a large group, one designed to help romance writers improve their craft and reach their
writing goals, rules are much more important and handled more strict than in a smaller setting, a
social setting, or a non-professional setting.

If someone breaks a rule they
are sent a reminder. Please don't take it personally or feel that it's a
slap or a scolding. Some people seem to, and get in a huff over them. It's a reminder so you know
which rule you broke and what to do so you don't break it again. It's as simple as that and nothing
else. Our moderators work hard to keep all of the groups and group projects up and running
smoothly. Since there's only a very few moderators, and thousands of members, you can see why
doing your part by
following the rules is a must and not up for debate. If you are one of those
people who feel rules are for everyone else but you, or that some rules are too much trouble to
follow, or if you are the kind of person who can't take a reminder without getting angry about it, or
accept that some things aren't allowed or welcome, then any RWC group will soon become an
exercise in pure aggravation for you and extra work for the moderators who have to deal with you.  
Every rule that is in place was put there after finding it was needed to keep the group helpful and
useful for members, as well as to help keep messages on topic, down to a reasonable amount and
the daily digest usable.

If you have a question and you don't see the answer in the rules or in the FAQ sections, moderators
check mail off and on all day and will be more than happy to answer and to help in any way they
can. We want every member to love being a part of RWC and to get a lot out of their membership.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they
are the children of your soul, the blueprints of
your ultimate achievements.  ~  Napoleon Hill
**RWC (The Main Group)

This is where you ask craft questions, research questions, ask about market info, and so on.
(Romance writing topics only at all times.) With over 2000 members, we have to keep things on
topic and useful so all messages are helpful.

To join, send a blank message to: RWClist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
You can also join at the group's homepage:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWClist

Check here to see the group rules and to find frequently asked questions about the group.




**RWCcritique

This list is for critiques only, nothing more. You may post chapters of your romance novel here
and other members will critique the chapter and send it back to the list. You do have to critique
two chapters for each one chapter you send in.  There are moderators to make sure each
member does two critiques per sub and that critiques aren't simply good job type posts, but
very detailed critiques.
To join, send a blank message to:
RWCcritique-subscribe@yahoogroups.com You can also join at the group's homepage:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWCcritique  

Check
here to see the group rules and to find frequently asked questions about the group.




**RWCPrompt

On this list a weekly writing prompt is sent out each Monday. Members write a scene fitting the
prompt and send it in to the list if they wish. It is free writing, fun writing, so critiques are not
given and only positive comments may be posted in reply.
To join, send a blank message to:
RWCprompts-subscribe@yahoogroups.com You can also join at the group's homepage:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWCprompts

Check here to see the group rules and to find frequently asked questions about the group.




**RWCsocial

Since social subjects aren't allowed on the other RWC groups,  this list gives members a
chance to chat and get to know each other.
To join, send a blank message to:
RWCsocial-subscribe@yahoogroups.com You can also join through the group's homepage:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWCsocial

Check here to see the group rules and to find frequently asked questions about the group.



**RRC -- Romance Readers Community

This list is for romance readers, writers or not. Here we drop our writers' hats and talk about
books we like and books we don't like, what we are reading now, and what's waiting in our
to-be-read piles. We can talk about places to buy books cheaper, our favorite authors, or
anything that has to do with romance novels.
To join, send a blank message to:
RRClist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com You can also join through the group's homepage:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RRClist

Check here to see the group rules and to find frequently asked questions about the group.
RWC Members at Home
Want to see where all of the other RWC members live, click on the link below to see the pin
points of how far we have spread. (If you are an RWC members, please come in and mark your
spot on the map. It's free and easy and so much fun to see which cities we all live in.)  
http://www.frappr.com/rwcmembersathome
Click here to check out a
few of the books by RWC
members.

(This is your chance to support other RWC members. If you are looking for a good
book, who better to get one from. Smile. After all, RWC has some really great writers
in our membership!)
Going to a big writing conference and want to
get your very own RWC member button so
you can find each other and
member  so you
can find each other and say hi face to face.
(Smile) Just click on the button to go to a page
where you can buy your own. This is something
brand new for 2008.
Find Out About Each RWC Group
Get Spotted & Say Hi
About RWC & Your Membership
Our Moderators -- RWC started small, but over the years became such a large project
that it reached a point where I had to find people to help or close the groups down.
Thanks to some fellow RWC members who give their time freely to help moderate the
groups, RWC is still open, growing, and helping writers. If you get a reminder about a
rule, it will come from me or from one of them. Without them, there would be no RWC.
If you would like to meet them and learn a little about them and which groups they
help with,
click here. If you are an RWC member and have some free time to help
members stay on topic and follow the rules, and of course you can follow the rules as
well, just drop me a note to one of the group
owner addresses, my personal address if
you know it, or use the contact link from this site.