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Okay, about this #RWA #IStandWithCourtney mess, having compiled all this info over the last few days, I'm going to go out on a limb and take a guess at what went down.

This is largely me speculating, just to be clear. Strap yourselves in, this is gonna be long.
So... Courtney Milan is making waves in the RWA, pushing for diversity and inclusiveness, calling out the Nice White Ladies (NWLs) who have been the backbone of the org for years in spite of their bigoted tendencies.
Tisdale/Davis/Grimshaw come under fire, and they don't take it well. Because how could they be racist, right? They don't hate people of colour! They're not card-carrying members of the KKK or neo-Nazis!

Why is the mean Chinese lady attacking us?!
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Reading the horrors of #RWA, I’ve done my best to keep my mouth shut and just learn. Because I am a writer coming from a place of privilege, I didn’t think I had the right to add more fuel to the fire
But the fact is, even though I am white & able-bodied, I am bi, neurodiverse and write characters like me in #LGBTQ historical romance, and this problem of hatred toward “other” isn’t just at the national level
I joined #RWA 2 years ago so I could enter contests and help kickstart my career. In the 14 months I contest-ed, I entered 18 and won or finaled 14 times. In 1 contest, I was the over-all winner & “won” a mentorship (more later)
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I've been seeing a lot of writers organizations pitching their membership to people affected by the recent #RWA conflagration. The thing is these organizations offer some good services and benefits (assuming your genre of Romance overlaps with their main genre focus). 1/23
For instance, I edit a lot of SFF Romance that would fit in either RWA or SFWA (Science Fiction Writers Association). I've also edited some Paranormal Cozy Mysteries that would fit in RWA, SFWA, and MWA (Mystery Writers of America). 2/
Almost all of these books would qualify for the 3rd alternative option I've seen mentioned - NINC (novelists, inc) which has no genre requirements, other than having published works over 30,000 words. 3/
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Going to post this tweet for posterity.

This morning, I jumped in on a Sarah MacLean’s tweet with a suggested scoring rubric for the RITA awards, and she suggested I send it to RWA.

I will email it today, but also posting it here for folks to read.

#ritagh #rwa

As an aside, I thought of this on the fly, but I have experience & training in public policy work and with creating objective standards from my former life as a Defense Analyst w/ the U.S. GAO.

The GAO are lovingly called “the Congressional watchdogs” ☺️

Possible scoring rubric for the RITA awards -

A score of 1-3 = serious issues with story structure (plot problems, character arc issues, and no romantic thread)

A score of 4-5 = Doing well on 1-2 pillars of story structure listed above but not all three pillars

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A heads up to fellow #writers out there, regardless of genre.

You might have heard about #CopyPasteCris. Something that's come to light, or rather been finally spotlighted after some readers & others raised hell that we all need to be aware of AND ACT ON.…
Scammers are buying proliferating on the #KindleUnlimited platform which hurts all authors whether they use @AmazonKDP or not, whether you're traditionally published, with a small press or go the indie route.
These people are literally SELLING & RESELLING manuscripts & copyright only to repackage, recover & release as a brand new book under another author's name (with a shiny, new fake copyright, too). This is deceptive as hell. @AmazonKDP @Amazonhelp has been notified to no avail.
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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