Highlighting RWA chapters
By Mosaic CIM RWA chapter
Mosaic CIM Romance Writers of America chapter is a brand-new online special interest chapter. Literally, brand new. The ink is still drying on the paperwork! However, the goals and presence come from the previous chapter, Cultural, Interracial and Multicultural RWA (CIMRWA). Like CIMRWA, the goal is to provide a positive and supportive environment for RWA Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) authors.
To date, Mosaic has Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. The chapter website will be up and active very soon. And, in the spirit of today’s social media, we also plan to have a TikTok account.
As far as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the chapter will announce trainings, endorse enrollment, and promote upcoming releases by our members. As far as the TikTok account, several authors have already taken the dive and created training videos, as well as bloggers who post book recommendations. The goal is to centralize most of them for easy access to Mosaic members, as well as dive into creating some content.
With so much talent that exists already between existing BIPOC authors, Mosaic wants to reach out to existing authors first for everything from marketing to the creation of the multiauthor serials.
The goal, which admittedly is steep, is to provide at least two training/Q&A sessions a month. Several authors have already agreed to participate. Although the chapter will not have a conference this year, ideas are on the table for an online retreat for this fall.
Additional plans are in the works for a newsletter, but instead of just a newsletter, Mosaic will have something special for announcements through the social media sites.
Mosaic chapter members will have access to a website section called Beta Babes. More and more authors, especially independent, are turning to Betas to read over their work and provide feedback. While not editors, they are essential for providing feedback according to the genre being written. The chapter promotes mentorship between published and unpublished.
The chapter’s entire premise rests on this: Each one, teach one.
Visit the chapter's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MCIMRWA to get the latest.