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Passionate Ink | Erotic Fiction Authors Organization


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the annual meeting! It was so much fun hearing from our members and welcoming new members into the group. You don’t have to wait for next year to share any great ideas for improving your organization, the board is always ready to listen!

Our next board meeting in Tuesday, July 9 at 9pm Eastern (US). Get the link in the forum. All members are welcome to attend.

The July workshop will be live on Saturday, July 27 at 5P Eastern. Join Calia Wilde for Fifty Shades of Anti-Heroes. She did an author chat on this topic and it was SO GOOD, we begged her to deliver the information as a workshop. Register today. Details on the Workshops page. This event will be recorded and is only $5 for members!

Our next Author Chat will be July 21 at 5P Eastern. This will be an open brainstorming session with the members and as always, an “ask me anything” of the experienced writers who attend. 

Happy Hour is July 18 at 8P Eastern with host Ryan T. Osborn. Alway fun. Somewhat random. A great break from the grind! Check the forum for the link and invite your author friends.

Sprints are on-going. Join us!

Mon-Thurs 7:00-7:30 a.m. Central – Sprint with Jordyn Kross

Friday 7:30-8a.m Central – Sprint with Barb Simmons

Saturday at 12-1ish p.m. Central – Sprint with Calia Wilde

Zoom links for all our events are in the forum under Upcoming Events and posted in the Facebook group.

Don’t forget to post your good news in the forum or on Facebook so we can celebrate your milestones with you. And send in your new releases, upcoming releases, and awards to the newsletter.

Free for Members: Check our private Facebook group and Forum (link in the menu above) for additional workshop information, writing fun, and the latest chapter info! (Membership required to access.)

What is Passionate Ink?

We’re an online special interest 501(c)(6) non-profit organization for erotic fiction authors incorporated in Texas, supporting all erotic fiction genres (such as erotic romance). Our goal is to promote erotic fiction through education and to encourage good will and respect for all erotic fiction writers, regardless of the genre in which they write. This is the place for erotic fiction writers to be heard, understood, educated, supported, and encouraged. Learn more

What we do

What is “Erotic Fiction”?

The goal of erotic fiction is first and foremost to deliver a well-crafted story. Erotic fiction may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary, romance); however, for erotic fiction, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more

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Diversity in Romance Workshop with Renita McKinney 8/28 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Join Passionate Ink for Renita McKinney’s live video workshop on “Diversity in Romance” on Wednesday, August 28th at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT (an audio-only recording will be available for those who can’t attend live). FREE for Passionate Ink Members/$45 for Non-Members.

Being sensitive to ethnic, cultural and societal issues in your writing is very important. Sometimes, even though it’s not intended, you can cross a line that might offend certain members of your reader base. Join editor Renita McKinney for her “Diversity in Romance” workshop to learn about the cultural and philosophical perspectives needed to navigate these touchy waters.

Renita McKinney was born in Texas, but raised in Arkansas and Texas. As an only child, she started reading and books became her best friends. The characters became her family and she developed a love and respect for writing, reading, books and authors. Reading developed into more than a hobby to Renita; it’s a passion, an unquenchable thirst. Not being able to read would seemingly be a slow and tortuous death.  She has been fortunate to live all over this world due to being the former wife of a military man. So often she would visit foreign countries that would not seem so foreign at all, because she had already traveled there within the confines of a book. Her passion for books, desire for writing and love for words have afforded her the opportunity to work with many New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.  She thinks there’s nothing more exciting than to be on the inside of a story coming together, nor amazing that her opinion and input is requested by these phenomenal storytellers.

Renita now lives in San Antonio, Texas and is the mother of three amazing kids, Holly, Lamontre and Brandon. She tries to read at least 500 books a year, and loves to hang out at her own version of Cheers; Lefty’s Draft House, where she truly has made family and friends.

This workshop is FREE to Passionate Ink Members and $45 for non-members, but we invite non-members to join Passionate Ink today for the same $45 price in order to get this workshop well as a second workshop in the fall for free. You’ll also receive discounts on our workshops for the rest of the year and access to our other member benefits.

This workshop will be a live video presentation on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. An audio-only recording will be available for registrants who cannot attend live.