WRW Salutes Mary Jo Putney

  On March 6, Romance Writers of America announced that Mary Jo Putney was the recipient of the 2013 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.  One of RWA’s highest honors, […]

WRW’s 2013 RITA and Golden Heart Finalists

Congratulations to WRW’s 2013 RITA and Golden Heart finalists! RITA Finalist, Best First Book Firelight by Kristen Callihan RITA Finalist, Paranormal Romance Moonglow by Kristen Callihan RITA Finalist, Romantic Suspense […]

Learning From the Great Novels – One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Joan Verlezza Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ writing has the depth and force of childhood memories, your own. His endlessly captivating novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude shines with prose so […]

How to Open a Novel

By Arnold Snyder In working my way through the fiction slush pile at Vegas Lit (an imprint of Huntington Press), I began to notice that I was seeing essentially the […]

What’s In a Name?

By Miguelina Perez   A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is often used by an author for numerous reasons all related to their writing career. Asking members of […]

Announcing the 2013 Marlene Contest Finalists

  Congratulations to all the finalists in the Washington Romance Writers’ 2013 Marlene Contest! The winners will be announced at the Washington Romance Writers Retreat in April. Click here for […]

Top 10 Reasons to Get Jazzed for this Year’s WRW Retreat

By Kerri Carpenter Boy, a year can certainly fly by fast. Seems like we were just at the 2012 WRW Retreat, discovering our new home at the Best Western Westminster […]

WRW Members Share the Love in February

  Karna Small Bodman delivered speeches for a book club, a cancer benefit, the DAR, a church group and Friends of the Library about her new thriller, Castle Bravo. JT […]

Why Book Editors Reject Fiction Proposals

By Adrienne DeWolfe   As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to become an author. As strange as it may […]

National Book Festival: September 21-22, 2013

There’s news for you book-lovers out there:  the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held on the National Mall between 9th and 14th Streets on Saturday, Sept. 21, […]