Writing the Romantic Suspense Series

By Anne Marie Becker Several years ago, when I realized I wanted to make writing a career, “trilogy” was the buzz word. Series were sought-after by publishers because they could […]

Conflict: The Building Block of Compelling Fiction

By Mackenzie Lucas A few months ago, author of The Taker Trilogy, Alma Katsu, spoke to Washington Romance Writers about one of the building blocks of any story–conflict. Katsu, who […]

Killer Titles

By Anne Barton Women want killer shoes. Men want killer abs.  (Also, women want men with killer abs–but I digress.) Writers want . . . killer titles. Some titles just have […]

Submit Your Entry for the 2014 Marlene Contest!

The 2014 Marlene Contest is open for entries December 15, 2013, through January 15, 2014.  Click here to enter, and good luck!

As You Wish: Success and The Princess Bride

By Nichole Christoff Success. Everyone defines it differently. But everyone wants it. If you’re a writer—and even if you’re not—you don’t have to look further than your email inbox to […]

December 8 Holiday Party Cancelled

We had to cancel today’s WRW holiday party due to inclement weather. However, our hostess has offered a barbeque for us in July if members are interested. July can become crazy […]

WRW Speaks with Laura Kaye, Author of Hearts in Darkness

by Miguelina Perez Ms. Kaye is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, her large extended […]

January 11, 2014 Meeting: Kathleen Gilles Seidel Visits Northanger Abbey

  We’ve made it through the slavery-themed version of Mansfield Park and the green plaid dress Seventies’ feminist version of Persuasion.  WRW now concludes our six-year study of Jane Austen’s books […]

Writing Great Battle Scenes

By Rayne Hall Here are some techniques for creating powerful, exciting, realistic battle scenes. The biggest challenge in writing a battle scene is the point of view. To make the […]

Top Ten From Thrillerfest

by Jo-Ann Carson ThrillerFest is the International Thriller Writers’ annual conference held in July, in mid-town Manhattan; a four day celebration of the thriller genre. Hundreds of the world’s top […]