While I was researching I noticed one of the chapter members had co-founded a website for romance writers. There are lots of RWA loops and I already belonged to KOD, the Kiss of Death, which of course--had their own loops, but you had to belong--pay national dues, chapter dues. Put in time so people would talk to you. And this place was free.
I joined and never left. Like a lot of other people I consider it my chapter. Unlike any other on-line group I've known, it's troll-free and flame resistant. It's a good sign that out of the six people who joined at the same time as me, two are still there. We've all grown and changed. RD isn't just a place, it's an incubator, hatching people who are web-savvy and industry forward.
They're having a free (don't you just love that "free" word?) conference next week, to coincide with RWA Nationals and you're more than welcome to join and attend the workshops.
There are lots of FREE doorprizes. Thanks to the generosity of Divas, Joey W. Hill--who was kind enough to help us out--savvyauthors, Angela James of Carina, Jen Traveler of Audiolark, The Wild Rose Press, Freya's Bower, and vaiadesigns, we have enough goodies to run door prizes every single hour, day and night, for the length of the conference.
So come on over. You might never leave.