What does MFRW mean? The letters stand for Marketing for Romance Writers, but so many of us are now writers of every type, perhaps we should remarket ourselves as Marketing for Rockin' Writers. We are a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask your marketing-related questions, or request help, advice, or opinions. You can learn how to create a professional image and use it effectively, as well as ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing on our site. The best part? Hearing from people who've been helped by what we do.
Here's an email I received today. (One of our rules is to use the Yahoo group for business oriented questions, and never to self promote.) The letter is from Kath Boyd Marsh, a new writer of children's books (MG = Middle Grades).
I don't want to violate the self promo rules, so I'm writing this off the list serve. But I really need to thank MFRW. Almost three years ago I was ready to quit. Then my critique partner, Ally Shields, told me about you, and I took a weekend workshop. I didn't give up. The next thing I knew I found the courage to submit to a publishing house's contest. And that December I found out I had made the semi finals in two categories in CBAY's writing contest. While I did not win, the publisher continued to work with me on the MG ms. How great was that?
December of 2013 I got the nerve to send her an additional ms. And she liked it! She worked with me on revisions all last year, and then last month offered me a contract to publish my very first book!!! My MG fantasy is scheduled to release in April of 2016!! I'm an author!!! (says so on the contract!)
And I know it goes back to finding this group of sharing and wise authors!! Even if I don't write in your genre, there is no better place to feel the hope.
Of course now I'm going to pay even closer attention to Marketing! Get my own website, newsletter, tweet, … Isn't that great?
Kath Boyd Marsh
And that, folks, is why Marketing for Romance Writers is here. Join us!
About the Author
Kayelle Allen is the founder of MFRW. She is also a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr. Her upcoming book, due out March 16th is Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series. http://kayelleallen.mobi/companion/