Since 1995

RWA® Online is proud to have been the first internet-based chapter of Romance Writers of America®.

We love what we do. We’ve been known to do a happy dance when a new member joins RWA®Online.

Our membership fees are $25 per year and include all of our workshops for free!

Learning and writing romantic fiction...together!

Discussion Forums

Your problems are our problems.
Bring them to the chapter and learn how your fellow writers deal with them.

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We use the power of the internet to bring education and fellowship to RWAOL.  We're here when you need us.

We are developing dreams!


LoveBytes is our chapter newsletter.  Read author interviews, writing craft and industry articles, and lots more!


Sometimes, you don't want to write alone.

Bringing you online

Writing is a tough industry.
The publishing landscape is changing daily.  You don't have to figure it out alone.


RWAOL holds online workshops throughout the year.  Everyone is welcome to attend - chapter members attend free!

RWA® Online (RWAOL) is an online, electronic-only affiliate chapter of Romance Writers of America®. Our chapter is dedicated to the education and advancement of authors of romantic fiction. We accept any member of RWA® in good standing, whether published or unpublished, into RWAOL.



You must be a member of Romance Writers of America® (RWA®) prior to joining RWAOL*. 

Clicking the link below will take you to our membership portal at the Romance Writers of America®.  Log in using your RWA® login and follow the prompts to join RWAOL.  Please be aware that we will need to receive notification of your membership from RWA®, then create an account for you on our discussion forms, which may take a few days.  You will receive emails from RWAOL Discussion Forums with your login information.  Check your spam folder for these emails.  If you do not receive them, please email Karen Jones at to find out the status of your membership.

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