As a follow-up to last week's post, long story short: I'm starting a new Twitter hashtag. If you want more details, read on ....
inAs of last week, I was still waiting to see the Romance Writers of America's response to the open letters and other feedback regarding their poor choice in RITA finalists. Last Friday, they posted their official response.... and missed the mark, entirely. RWA chose to say it was a matter of censorship, when in my opinion (and the opinion of many others who commented), the issue was one of taste and ethics. It has also been pointed out that the current nomination guidelines do not have a single thing to say about the content of submissions.
I'm not a romance writer, so it is far easier for me to say that I am done associating with the RWA, even in so small a manner as participating in a hashtag every Wednesday. I do, however, still love the thought of authors being able to collectively share their content, so I am starting up an alternative for those who are like-minded. I will be officially "kicking off" this hashtag on August 18th, and anyone who wishes to join in is most decidedly welcome.
Here are the guidelines!
Yep. That's it. Share and share alike! I also like to round off my day by posting a piece here on my blog that's a bit larger than Twitter will allow ... so feel free to adopt the practice yourself, as well! The aim of #2bitTues is to build a supportive online writing community where authors can share what they're proud of, and help others get the word out about their own projects. We're just in this for the love of the written word.
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